Welcome to the Glen Lake area, home to Big and Little Glen Lakes, including the quaint areas of Glen Arbor, Empire, Burdickville, and the Narrows, located amidst the The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

Explore the Natural Beauty of the area – year round!

Discover the variety of  Things to Do | Shop, Dine, Relax, Renew and Recreate.

Play and Stay in Glen Arbor, then set out for your tour around the Leelanau Peninsula on M-22, and don’t miss the Wine Trails! Although summer is the most popular time to visit, our area is a fall color-tour destination for scenic drives, PLUS it’s a great spot go skiing, ice-skating, snowshoeing, and ice-fishing throughout the winter.

“No matter the season, the Glen Lake area is a perfect outdoor getaway.”

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Step away from the hustle and get refreshed in the natural beauty around Glen Arbor. Find a new trail to hike, a new view from a hilltop, shop the great stores, buy a piece of local art; Try a new item on the menu, get a new book to read. Meet a friend, find a new friend! Drive around, hike around, bike around. Take in the smell of fresh air, woods, meadows, beaches, hilltops, dunes, and aqua-colored lake water.

The Glen Lake area has something to offer everyone.

Plan your next visit soon!


In the press…

Sleeping Bear Point, part of our local National Park was included on National Geographic’s 2017 list of 21 Best Beaches in the World.” 

In 2016, the road M-22 that loops around Leelanau Peninsula was voted “the best autumn scenic drive in the US” by USA Today’s 10 Best. Watch our video on YouTube.

  • Upcoming Events

    April 28

    Glen Lake Restaurant Week 2017

    Glen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of dining options “from French Fries to French...
    April 29 @ 9:00 am

    Junior Ranger Day: Sleeping Bear Dunes 101

    D.H. Day Log Cabin in D.H. Day Campground Explore, Learn, Protect!  Kids of all ages are...
    April 30 @ 11:30 am

    8th Annual Traverse City Chocolate Festival

    Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:30 AM–2:00PM and 2:30–5:00 PM CITY OPERA HOUSE 106 East Front...
    May 7 @ 2:00 pm

    Talk About Art with Poet Fleda Brown

    The Glen Arbor Art Association’s (GAAA) “Talk About Art” series continues with host Norm...
    May 11 @ 10:00 am

    Lunch with the Post-Impressionists

    The Glen Arbor Art Association (GAAA) celebrates Spring’s return with an art history talk...
  • Area News

    2017 Glen Lake Winterfest Results

    After a few years of this event taking place in some of the worst winter storms to date, everyone...

    Best beaches in the world

    In the press... Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been catching PR across the nation...

    Calling all local Service Providers!

    Did you know that as a Chamber, we also represent a growing number of local service...

    Empire, MI Pharmacy now open

    Great news for our area, Empire Pharmacy now open, located next to Empire Family...

    Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon...
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