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.”


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!

  • 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...
    October 25 @ 8:00 am

    Coat Drive

    We are collecting coats and other clean and ready to wear winter gear.  Please drop off at...
    December 10 @ 7:30 pm

    Readers’ Theater Performance: Lost Horizon

      Lost Horizon, the James Hilton classic, begins in 1932 when Conway disappears along with...
  • Area News

    Trick or Treating on Halloween in Glen Arbor

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

    PJ Party, Tree Lighting & Holiday Markets

    There's plenty to do during Thanksgiving weekend around the Glen Lake area. Start by shopping...

    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...