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

    June 25 @ 2:20 pm

    Historic Farm Horse & Wagon Tours

    Horse and Wagon Tours Thursdays 4:30 pm and 5;45  Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear invites you to...
    July 3

    4th of July

    The Glen Arbor area celebrates the 4th of July weekend, with plenty of things to do: Friday, JULY...
    July 3 @ 11:00 am

    ‘This Land': Leelanau Paintings by Randi Ford

    Grand Rapids artist Randi Ford paints “This Land,” a series of acrylic and gouache landscapes...
    July 5 @ 7:00 pm

    Music On the Mountain – Blue Water Ramblers

    We have a great lineup and no better way to watch the sunset over Lake Michigan, from The...
    July 10 @ 11:00 am

    ‘Shhh! Don’t Tell': New Paintings by Holly Sturges

    Grand Rapids artist Holly Sturges takes viewers on a tour of her secret painting places in “Shhh!...
  • Area News

    July is Craft Beer Month in Michigan

    The craft beer culture continues to brew in Michigan at a record pace – and in celebration of...

    A place for Classic Cars…

    A visitor recently asked about friendly places downtown Glen Arbor for their classic cars. While...

    NEW in Glen Arbor! From new owners, to new locations…

    From new owners, to renovations and new locations, there's a few things you'll want take notice of,...

    Farmer’s Markets in Leelanau

    All products and produce sold at our markets are made or grown within 60 miles of the farmers...

    “Toast to the Summer Season” for Chamber Members

    Please join us Monday, June 15th  from 5:00 - 6:30 pm to celebrate the upcoming summer season. We...
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