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  1. Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

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    This year, Halloween falls on a Thursday Oct 31st, 2019. Glen Arbor hosts daytime Trick or Treating the Sunday before Halloween. So come on out with your friends, family and neighbors dressed in costume, to Trick or Treat at participating businesses from all ends of Glen Arbor on October 27th from 12pm-4pm. Plan to make stops to shop and dine local retailers, while enjoy some Autumn family fun. 

    Free to attend, Open to the public. 

    We recommend joining in the first half of timeframe, as this well attended, walkable event goes as long as the treats last! 

     


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  2. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  3. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  4. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  5. LivelyLands Music Festival

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    Get the most bang for your buck with our weekender tickets. For just $55 you get access to EVERYTHING LivelyLands has to offer!

    Friday 8/23 Welcome Party BBQ and Waltz with Seth and Bob Bernard Friday 8/23 in downtown Empire.

    Saturday 8/24 LivelyLands Outdoor Festival with food trucks, yard games, and music featuring The Go Rounds, The Sea The Sea, Cabin Fever, Amy Rosalyn, Escaping Pavement, and more!  

    Sunday 8/25 Bluegrass Brunch Sunday 8/25 with Mark Lavengood at the Empire Town Hall.

    That’s a full weekend of music and two locally sourced, Texas inspired meals for just $55! If you can only join us for a day, Daytripper passes are also available at our low early bird rates until June 14

    Kids under 12 are free, welcome, and encouraged!  

    Learn more & Get your Tickets

  6. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  7. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  8. Concert: The Founding

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    Concert: The Founding – part of the Manitou Music Festival – Glen Arbor – Wednesday, August 7, 8-10p.m.

    The Founding is a Progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting, they strive to constantly push the boundaries of the Irish and Scottish music traditions. Over the past two years, The Founding has become one of the premier acts in their genre in Michigan and promises to be one of the best of its kind. 

    The Leelanau School, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor (231)334-5800 leelanau.org or glenarborart.org

  9. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  10. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  11. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  12. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  13. Gallery Talk: Anishinaabek people Home/Place

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    JoAnne Cook – practicing attorney, past Vice-President of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Indians – teaches the history of her people, and specializes in making this history relevant for non-native audiences. Cook comes to the Glen Arbor Arts Center with insights into the Anishinaabek people past and present on July 11, 10 am. This program is open to the public at no charge.

    The Anishinaabek people lived and thrived for thousands of years before first European contact in the Great Lakes regions of what are now known as Canada and the United States. Cook believes tradition and culture is vital to the Anishinaabek way of life, and provides a look into how Anishinaabek life is nurtured and restored in modern times. She has presented to various communities on the way of life and culture of the Odawa. In addition, Cook previously taught Business Law for Northwestern Michigan College (NMC), and a course at NMC Extended Educatio, titled “Native Law and Culture.” JoAnne is currently teaching a short course, “History of the Anishinaabek” for Northwestern Michigan College Extended Education. She lives in Peshawbestown.

    This program is offered as part of the GAAC’s exhibition “New Views: Home/Place,” an exploration of home and place identity. The exhibition runs from June 7 – August 8 at the GAAC gallery, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  14. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  15. 4th of July Parade in Glen Arbor

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    Glen Arbor 4th of July Parade

    Head on down to Glen Arbor and shop/dine – most places are open for at least half the day for visitors. Grab a spot and enjoy the big 4th of July Parade downtown Glen Arbor, beginning at 12pm. The parade leaves from Glen Haven making its way through to the North/East end of town. This year’s parade Marshal is Jim Fowler and the Glen Arbor Park Commission.

    If you’re a boater, you can join in on the boat parade 4th of July evening on the Glen Lake beginning at 4pm in front of the Yacht Club.

    Participate…

    Everyone is welcome and “anything goes!” 

    Want to participate in the parade? Cyclists (kids and families) and Walkers can join in the parade starting at the Christian Science Church. Cars and Floats participating in the parade, please meet at Glen Haven to line up 45 min prior to the parade start time. The parade begins at Noon. 

    Want a front row seat? Volunteer! We always need as many parade volunteers as possible. Bring your own broom to help walk with the parade and sweep the candy back towards the crowd, to keep kids off the street and safe.

    Enjoy the area…

    Most shops and restaurants are open part of the day for you! Please make sure to come to town early to park and enjoy shopping the lovely retailers and art galleries. Whether you’ll end up back where you’re staying or head back home, there’s a beach or lake or trail for you to enjoy some outdoor recreation the remainder of the holiday.

    More to celebrate on the 4th…

    >>Flag Raising Ceremony | Old Settlers Park @ 10am 

    >>Boat Parade | On the Glen Lakes @4pm 

    >>Pancake Breakfast | Sunday, July 7th at the Town Hall


    Parade photos courtesy of Raquel Jackson

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  16. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  17. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June 11th – September 10th. Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. 

  18. Celebrate Summer at Cherry Republic

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    Celebrate Summer June 21st at Cherry Republic!

    Join us as we mark the official start of summer with the second-annual product release of our Sunset Blush 100% Montmorency Cherry Wine this Friday, June 21!

    It’s Sunset Somewhere will be celebrated at all six of our Michigan retail stores.

    Free tastings of Sunset Blush Wine — along with complimentary drink specials, appetizers, and summer giveaways — will highlight this FREE event. Hope to see you there!

  19. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June 11th – September 10th. Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. 

  20. Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

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    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer’s Market. Located outside at the Town Hall, 6394 Western Ave, Glen Arbor, MI 49636, Leelanau County. Weekly on Tuesdays from 9am-1pm, June – September 10th, 2019. 

  21. Talk About Art: From the Place of the Gathering Light book

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    Traverse City author Kathleen Stocking’s new book, From the Place of the Gathering Light — her second book of Leelanau County essays – is the topic of conversation at the next Talk About Art interview June 9, 2 pm at the Glen Arbor Arts Center, 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor.

    Gathering Light is a collection of 20 essays written in the last decade, and in Stocking’s signature, conversational voice. She focuses on unexpected people and understated places that define Leelanau County. Stocking moved to Glen Arbor in 1952, at the age of 7 with her family, and claimed Leelanau County as her home base until 2017.

    Stocking’s first book of essays, Letters from the Leelanau, was published in 1990, and became an instant best seller. Like Letters, Gathering Light showcases Stocking’s interest in off-the-beaten-path people and places that illuminate Leelanau’s history, and its physical and spiritual character. Other published books include Lake Country, and The Long Arc of the Universe – Travels Beyond the Pale. The Talk About Art program is free, and offered in conjunction with the GAAC’s exhibition “New Views: Home/Place.” For more information go to GlenArborArt.org, or call 231/334-6112

  22. Annual Plow Day: Poor Farm Barn

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    A Plow Day groundbreaking ceremony and celebration of National Historic Preservation Month will take place at the Leelanau County Poor Farm Barn in Myles Kimmerly Park near Maple City event rescheduled for Sunday, May 26th from 1-3pm.

    Participate in the historical reenactment of draft horses plowing the second Buckets of Rain garden at the Poor Farm. There will be a harness demonstration narrated by Tom Cyr of Black Horse Farm. Susan Zenker of Fantail Farms, and Kathy Shutt of Big Butt Farms, both from Benzonia, provide the teams of horses and do the plowing and disking of the 5,000 square-foot garden. A horse-driven wagon ride will also take place.

    Chris Skellenger, director of Buckets of Rain, a nonprofit dedicated to “growing hope and feeding lives, one garden at a time,” will speak on the success of last year’s first garden. Steve Stier, president of the Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society, will update the recent barn rehabilitation. 

    Tom Ulrich, deputy superintendent, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, will share the importance of historic preservation in Leelanau County.

    Barbara Siepker will introduce the inaugural book signing of Historic Leelanau: Recognized Places and Sites of Historical Significancewith authors Chris Byron and Tom Wilson. 

    Last year’s plowing event was a success and a celebration of the Save the Poor Farm Barn group who received a 25-year lease from the county. Under the auspices of Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society, the group has completed the cement pouring of the east wall, the first step in rehabilitating the barn to its original stature and to provide public education and service to the Leelanau community. Volunteers are being sought to assist in planting and maintaining the Buckets of Rain garden. Garden produce will be distributed to the needy.

    This two-hour event is free and open to the public. Bring children to pet the horses and have a ride in the horse-d­riven wagon; bring a lawn chair and sign up on their follower’s list; volunteer; and make a $20 donation to receive a gift book.

  23. Exposures: Leelanau student’s art reception

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    The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates the 31 st edition of Exposures, an annual exhibition of creative work of nearly 100 Leelanau County students in grades k – 12. A reception to honor the exhibitors is Thursday, April 25, 4 – 6 pm in the GAAC gallery.

    Exposures is a cooperative venture that spotlights the creative talents of students from Leelanau County public and private schools, home-school students; and the elementary-age students in the GAAC’s After School Art program. The exhibition recognizes the creative talents of students who were selected by jury to be published in Exposures, the Leelanau County student journal. Each published student receives a free copy of the magazine and additional copies will be for sale at the GAAC for $5.

    The exhibition is open to the public, and runs until April 28. The GAAC gallery is open Monday through Friday 9 am – 3 pm and noon – 4 pm on Sundays. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org

  24. Larry “Doc” Probes in concert

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    Larry “Doc’ Probes plays a live musical concert on Sunday, March 31st, 2019 from 4 – 6pm at Little Traverse Inn on M-22.

  25. Sips & Soups

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    Sips & Soups
    Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail
    Saturday, January 12, 2019
    12 to 5 pm
    $20 per person

    Experience the magic of the wine trail covered in a glistening blanket of snow, while sipping savory soups and hearty chilis paired with delicious Pinot Noirs, Rieslings, Chardonnays and more! Tickets to this SOUPer event are $20 and include a souvenir wine glass and soup and wine pairings at 20 wineries. In addition, $5 for each ticket sold is being donated to local food banks coordinated by Leelanau Christian Neighbors. Ages 21+, no refunds.

    More info and tickets: https://www.lpwines.com/events/sips-soups/

  26. Christmas Miracle Mile – Ugly Sweater 5k

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    Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor introduces the “Christmas Miracle Mile – an Ugly Sweater dash” on Saturday, Dec 22nd starting at 11am.

    Run half a mile and back, drink some cocoa or a craft beer then take off for another lap!

    Fun for the whole family, $20 Adults, $10 for kids to participate, ages 12 and under FREE. 

    Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers including Cherry Republic swag, race drink and a $10 Public House voucher. 

    Run Sign up here

  27. Trick or Treat in Glen Arbor

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    Join the Glen Arbor community, for a fun Sunday afternoon of Trick or Treating! Dress up in your Halloween finest and bring your family, friends and neighbors for treats from all participating businesses. This is a wonderful, walkable event, open to the public, and free for all to enjoy!

    Sunday October 28th, 2018

    12-3pm

    Beyond trick or treating, it’s a great time of year to shop off-season sales, see the end of fall colors, get some locally-sourced gifts for the Holidays and dine at a variety of eateries.

    Enjoy plenty of family-friendly recreation from a simple hike in the National Park, take a bike ride on the new section of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail, play at the Glen Arbor community park, or take a relaxing scenic drive.

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  28. Glen Arbor Pumpkin Fest

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    Glen Arbor Pumpkin Festival

    Join the the community for a fun, family friendly celebration of fall. 

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018 | 12 – 3pm

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    Festivities include:

    Costume Parade, Pie Eating Contest, Pumpkin Carving, Kid friendly activities like Face Painting and Fun Games! There will be a food, a Live Music Performance and NEW this year, Lord of the Gourd will be doing a demonstration! Pumpkin Fest will be held at the newly renovated Glen Arbor Township Park (located at the corner of  M-22 & State Street).

    Event Schedule: 

    12:00 – Festival Opens: •Games, •Pumpkin Carving, •Face Painting by Painted Lady Face Art, •Smock’s Craft Tables

    12-2 – Lord of the Gourd Demonstrations

    12-3 – Music provided by DJ Miles Pendergast

    12:30 – Costume Parade for children with prizes given to winners in a range of categories

    1:00 – Pet Parade

    1:30 – Cake Walk

    2:00 – Pie Eating Contest

    3:00 – Games & Pumpkin Carving End

    6:00 – Carved Pumpkins displayed on Town Park walls and lit for an artistic spectacle. 

    Please return Saturday evening or early on Sunday to pickup your pumpkin(s).

    Open to the public. $5 Donation suggested to participate in Activities, ages 3 and under Free.

    Rain Plan: If it’s raining or inclement weather, we will host Pumpkin Fest at the Glen Arbor Town Hall instead of the Town Park. 

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    Celebrating one of our favorite season’s in the county, Expect peak colors for fall color tours, shopping & dining in and around Glen Arbor. 


    Volunteers & Sponsors!

    Please contact our event organizer, Patricia at: [email protected] if you are interested in volunteering in the planning or at the event. 

    Sponsors get publicized in event posts online, called out in Social Media posts, listed in the Press Release, Event Program. Names will also be seen on event signage. 

    Sponsors ~ Thank You

    Presented by the Glen Lake Chamber of Commerce, this event was made possible by:

    Glen Arbor Bed & Breakfast & Cottages  •Crystal River Outfitters Recreational District  •The HomesteadCherry RepublicLeelanau Vacation Rentals •Momentum •Cottage Book ShopArt’s TavernNorthwoods Hardware •Quick Storage •Serbin Real Estate

    Century 21/Northland Vacation RentalsLeelanau Coffee RoastingDevette & Ford Insurance AgencyRiverfront Deli, Pizza & Specialties

    Thank You to all of this year’s volunteers! 

     

  29. Leelanau Peninsula Named in the Top 3 Best Wine Regions

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    October 1, 2018 (Leelanau Peninsula, MI)

    Leelanau Peninsula Named Top Wine Region Consumers Name Leelanau Peninsula in the Top Three Best Wine Regions in the Country by USA Today and Favorite Overall Wine Trail in Michigan by Michigan by the Bottle.

    The Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail has been named in the top three best wine regions in the country in the 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest promoted by USA Today. In addition, the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail was just named Best Overall Wine Region in Michigan by Michigan by the Bottle Readers’ Choice Awards.

    “We are thrilled that Leelanau Peninsula has been recognized by both the USA Today and Michigan by the Bottle,” states Lorri Schreiber, Executive Director of the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. “It’s such an honor to be included on these exclusive lists.”

    In addition to best wine trail, Leelanau Peninsula achieved several other awards by the Michigan by the Bottle Readers’ Choice Awards including Toast the Season, taking place in November, as the best wine event and Blustone Vineyards as the best winery.

    “We’re excited to hear that guest are enjoying our wineries and events and are working hard to continually enhance their experiences while hanging out with us along the trail,” shares Schreiber.


    Did you know? 

    The Leelanau Peninsula is the second oldest American Viticultural Area in the state of Michigan. The area is now home to 25 wineries with 680 acres of wine grapes–a quarter of the state’s total. The cool climate produces wines that are often crisp, clean and balanced, as well as ice wine. The trail is divided into three mini-trails for easy touring: the Sleeping Bear Loop, the Northern Peninsula Loop and the Grand Traverse Bay Loop. Wineries are located within diverse microclimates uniquely suited for a variety of wine grapes. Among the internationally acclaimed varietals are Riesling, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The local wines continue to achieve national and international accolades with each passing vintage.


    For more information, please contact: Lorri Schreiber Executive Director, Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail (231) 944-5220 [email protected]

    Photo credit: Nick Wisda © http://www.nickwisda.com/ All Rights Reserved. ® Shot at Rove Estate, Vineyard & Tasting Room

  30. Find Your Park

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    With more than 400 park sites in the U.S., yours is probably closer than you think. Most Americans have one within 100 miles of their home.

    Today, there are a total of 417 park sites across all 50 states and 5 U.S. territories, including monuments, preserves, lakeshores and seashores.

    That’s 85 million acres of land and waters, 18,000 miles of trails and over 11,000 miles of shoreline to hike, bike, fish, swim or just relax and enjoy the view.

     

    We’re pleased in Leelanau County to call the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore our “Home Park.” With the “Find Your Park” campaign, it’s easier than ever to seek recreation and exploration across the States. 

    For over 50 years, the National Park Foundation, the official charitable partner of the National Park Service, has been protecting and preserving America’s most magnificent and meaningful places for people all over the world to enjoy and experience.

    “National parks should be accessible to all people, so they can relate to them in their own ways. These places offer something for everyone.”

    ~Will Shafroth, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation


    The above text in part from LLBean about the Find Your Park Campaign. 9/5/18 

    Photos courtesy of graphic designer, Raquel Jackson and avid hiker and photographer, Charlotte Davis. ®


    Looking for more? 

    Nestled between Lake Michigan, the National Lakeshore and the Glen Lakes, Glen Arbor is the perfect destination to find your park! Use our site glenlakechamber.com to plan your trip to the Sleeping Bear Dunes.

    Trails & Scenic Outlooks

    Beaches & Boating

    Seasonal Activities

    Kids & Family

    Upcoming Events

    Dining • Shopping • The Arts

    Places to Stay

    To find parks near you, go to findyourpark.com

    To explore the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore online, visit: nps.gov/slbe/index.htm

  31. Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sales

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    Come on out to shop, dine and seek some recreation in Leelanau. You won’t want to miss the stellar end-of-summer deals during Sidewalk Sale days in Glen Arbor. Held annually Labor Day weekend, this year it will be Saturday, Sept. 1st through Monday, Sept. 3rd, 2018.*

    Saturday, Sept 1st – Monday, Sept. 3rd 2018

    The town puts on a great shopping experience each year, rain or shine! 

    There’s a few new shops and others that have moved locations in town, so enjoy discovering Glen Arbor in new ways! From gift shops, clothing and gear, to art galleries, home goods, gardening and more – there’s something for everyone. The deals don’t stop outside – there’s always more inside!

    Eat great food around town. 

    It doesn’t end with Art’s and Boonedocks, make your way to other ends of town. You can get something quick like a hot dog, pizza, burger, or something homemade from a deli; get a slice of Italy and France; or get a fine dining experience with a view of Lake Michigan.

    Recreation is at it’s prime right now, with activities for any age. 

    Locals and visitors alike can experience the Natural Beauty that the area has to offer: From Putt Putt Golf in town, to pickin’ up a Paddle board and getting out on the Glen Lakes. Check out the newly remodeled Glen Arbor Township Park for Tennis, Pickle-ball, Basketball and a Playground!  Try a different section of the Heritage Trail to walk, run or bike; Rent a boat or go fishing; Kayak the Crystal river or Lake Michigan, and hike a trail in the National park! 

    *Participating merchants each have their own specials and hours. 

  32. Glen Lake Film Festival : August 6th

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    Glen Lake Film Festival: Books to Movies

    Monday nights @ 8:00 pm at the Glen Arbor Township Hall

    August 6 : “The Third Man”

    A 1949 British film noir directed by Carol Reed and written by Graham Greene, starring Joseph Cotton-Valli, Orson Welles, and Trevor Howard. The film takes place in post-World War II Vienna. It centers on Holly Martins, an American given a job in Vienna by his friend Harry Lime. When Holly arrives in Vienna he gets the news that Lime is dead. Martins meets with Lime’s acquaintances in an attempt to investigate what he considers a suspicious death.

  33. Discovery Days Pt 2 – Leelanau County Poor Farm

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    Discovery Days – Leelanau County Poor Farm

    Seeking: Memories, Photos & Stories • Life at the Leelanau County Poor Farm

    Second Discovery Day with the Coleman Family

    Kasson Township Hall, 10988 S. Newman Rd., Maple City

    Saturday, July 28th, 10 – noon

    Looking for any memorabilia about the Leelanau County Poor Farm, located west of Maple City on Burdickville Road, across from Myles Kimmerly Park. Between 1900 and 1960, this working farm housed up to 20 residents at a time who helped to operate the farm. In addition, the farm had a managing family living there and some hired help. This farm was referred to as the County Farm by the community.

    This is valuable local history in the process of being preserving. We are looking for any stories, photos or items from this farm which was referred to as the County Farm by the community. You are our link to documenting this important history. If you have stories and would consider sharing we would like you to join us at Kasson Township Hall for our first Discovery Day. With your permission we would like to scan and document these photos, take notes and/or audio record your recollections. This information then will be organized, catalogued, stored and made publicly available at the Leelanau Historical Society Museum as a part of the Leelanau County Poor Farm Collection. Leelanau County Historic Preservation Society is hosting this event in junction with Empire Area History Group and Leelanau Historical Museum.

    The second Discovery Day will be held with the Coleman Family on July 28, 2018 from 10am to 12 noon also at Kasson Township Hall. Their relatives George and Mabel (Ashmore) Coleman managed the farm from 1925 to 1960. These grandchildren have fond and detailed memories of their time spent every weekend at the farm. They look forward to sharing these stories and their family photographs that day.

    These events have been partially funded by Michigan Humanities Council and National Humanities Endowment.

    Further information, or if are you unable to attend but still want to add your memories, please contact Barbara Siepker 231-334-4395 [email protected]

     
  34. Build a Toy with Plus Plus July 13

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    PLUS PLUS Days
    July 13 and 27 at 11:30 a.m.
     
    Made in Denmark, this hot new building toy is tons of fun, join us at Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor to build your own creation and take it home!
    We will begin this event after Story time. For children 5 and up.
  35. Best beaches in the world

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    In the press…

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been catching PR across the nation for years now, although we still want to protect and keep this secluded gem in the Leelanau Peninsula a secret. Despite our feelings, we’re glad to share it with the world, especially because visitors to our area help make our small businesses thrive!

    Sleeping Bear Point was included in the dune walkers category in National Geographic’s list of picks for “21 Best Beaches in the World.”

    About the trail & beach

    See the official park map

    The Sleeping Bear Point Trail is a 2.8 mile loop through the sand dunes with great views of Lake Michigan and South Manitou Island. There is a 0.5 mile spur hike from the trailhead to the Lake Michigan beach. It is less strenuous than the hike from the Dune Climb to Lake Michigan.


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    Seasonal Activities 

    Things to Do around Glen Arbor and the Sleeping Bear Dunes