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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!

Shop, Dine, Relax, Renew and Recreate.

Check out our year-round community events.

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.”

Step away from the hustle and get refreshed in the 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, and take in the smell of fresh air, woods, meadows, beaches and aqua colored lake water.

Whether you seek pristine beaches, hiking, biking, water sports, snow-shoeing, skiing, superb art & music, majestic sunsets, museums, unique shopping, great food, fine wines, antiques or just an overall perfect place for a vacation, our area offers something for everyone. Plan your next visit soon!


Area News

Kids Summer Classes at the GAAA

Summer will soon be upon us. Why not celebrate by planning now for a summer full of enriching...

Glen Lake Restaurant Week | May 1-9th 2015

Glen Lake Restaurant Week offers an array of dining options "From French Fries to French Cuisine."...

SBHT Trail Conditions | Snowshoe + Ski

Trail Grooming and Information provided by Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Trail Conditions |...

Results: Winter Fest 2015 | Chili Cook-Off + Fishing Contest

A lot of people came out Glen Lake Chamber's Annual Winter Fest event. There was very nice...

2015 Small Business Celebration – Off and Running

2015 Small Business Celebration - Off and Running The flag is dropped on Chamber 100 - the 2015...

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10,000 people voted and named Crystal River, Glen Arbor among the winners of Traverse Magazine’s Red Hot Best!

  • Upcoming Events

    March 29 @ 4:00 pm

    Empire Area Emergency Fund Concert

    The next Empire Area Community Emergency Fund Concert on Sunday March 29th 4:00 to 6:00pm at Art's...
    March 31 @ 7:00 pm

    Lake Michigan Aircraft Carriers

    The Glen Lake Library will host a presentation by  Amanda Wetzel, of the Grand Traverse...
    April 8 @ 7:30 pm

    Talk About Art: Musician Jeff Haas

    Pianist/composer Jeff Haas is the next “Talk About Art” interview April 8, 7:30 p.m. at...