• Family friendly things to do + Plan Your Trip

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!

  • Upcoming Events

    May 15 @ 6:00 pm

    Blossom: A Springtime Members Show

    The Glen Arbor Art Association is holding an exhibition of 35 of its members’ paintings and...
    May 22 @ 11:00 am

    Charles Murphy: New Paintings

    Center Gallery opens its 2015 May 22 with new works of Up North icons by Traverse City painter...
    May 28 @ 7:30 pm

    Artist-in-Residence Talk: Photographer Eric Hatch

    Travel photographer Eric Hatch talks about his artist’s residency with the Glen Arbor Art...
    June 9 @ 5:30 pm

    June 2015 | Glen Arbor Walkabout + Chamber Meeting

    June 9th, 2015 | Village walkabout + Meeting Please join us for a village walkabout around Glen...
    June 18 @ 9:00 am

    Barn Restoration Workshop in Port Oneida

    At Burfiend Barn in Port Oneida | Event Date: June 18 - 20, 2015 Friends of Sleeping Bear...
  • Area News

    Calling all Beer Pourers, Gate keepers, Ticket Seller’s…

    The BBQ & Brew Summer Celebration will run from 2:00pm until 8:00pm. We have about 80 shifts...

    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 1st-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...