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!

Leelanau Farmer’s Markets | Locations, Dates + Times

  • Upcoming Events

    September 17 @ 11:00 am

    Stories & More for Preschoolers

    The Glen Lake Library in Empire invites preschool children and their caregivers to a lively hour of...
    September 18 @ 11:00 am

    Sculpture: Architecture, Artifact and Totem

    Sculpture – architectural and totemic – comes to Center Gallery for an extended stay. The work...
    October 8 @ 7:30 pm

    Artist-in-Residence Talk: Painter Emilie Lee

    Studio painter Emilie Lee talks about her artist’s residency with the Glen Arbor Art Association...
    October 13 @ 5:30 pm

    Chamber member Fall Dinner + Meeting

    October 13th, 2015 | 5:30pm At Western Avenue Grill Schedule for the evening The dinner and...
    October 31 @ 12:00 pm

    Halloween | Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Sunday, October 31st from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown...
  • Area News

    Trick or Treating on Halloween in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Sunday, October 31st from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of trick or treating in downtown...

    Tree Lighting & Holiday Marketplace

    #treelighting #glenarbor #holidaymarket #winter #familyfriendly #theholidays #SantaClaus...

    Holiday Market 2015 – Info + Application Form

    Held at the Glen Arbor Township Hall Friday, Nov. 27th - Set-Up | 2-7pm  Friday, Nov. 27th -...

    Post Storm Workshop – Glen Lake Association

    Post Storm Workshop Highlights August 29, 2015 Sponsored by the Glen Lake Association...

    Sidewalk Sales Downtown + Labor Day Bridge Walk

    Glen Arbor Sidewalk Sales | 2015 • August 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th Get the best deals of...