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

    October 1 @ 11:00 am

    The Hunt for the Reds of October

    October 2016 Leelanau Peninsula has become well-known for its Riesling and other...
    October 4 @ 4:00 pm

    After School Art- Grades 1-6

    Children will have fun exploring a variety of art materials and enjoy the camaraderie of other...
    October 26 @ 6:00 pm

    Cocktails and signing with Antoine Laurain, author of The Red Notebook

    Cottage Book Shop is pleased to welcome Antoine Laurain, the author of several of our favorite...
    October 30 @ 12:00 pm

    Halloween ~ Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon of...
    November 1 @ 10:00 am

    Plein Air Painters of Northwest Michigan

    Plein Air Painters of NW Michigan will be exhibiting over 100 paintings at the historic City Opera...
  • Area News

    Empire, MI Pharmacy now open

    Great news for our area, Empire Pharmacy now open, located next to Empire Family...

    Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor

    Join us on Sunday October 30th 2016, just before Halloween, from 12-4pm for a fun afternoon...

    Photo Contest

    We're looking ahead to the next design to create and are asking for your photo submissions! The...

    Sidewalk Sale Days in Glen Arbor

    Thursday September 1st – Monday the 5th, 2016 Labor Day Weekend ~ Sidewalk Sale Days in...

    Escape to Glen Lake | Art poster Series

    We're running a series of posters, developed by our 2016 Chamber Marketing Committee. Thank you...