• Ice formations this Winter 2018: along Leelanau's Lake Michigan shoreline

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.”

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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!


In the press…

• Sleeping Bear Point, part of our local National Park was included on National Geographic’s 2017 list of 21 Best Beaches in the World.” 

• In 2016, the road M-22 that loops around Leelanau Peninsula was voted “the best autumn scenic drive in the US” by USA Today’s 10 Best. Watch our video on YouTube showing off  promoting travel to Glen Arbor for your Leelanau fall color tours.

View in the Blog.

  • Upcoming Events

    February 21 @ 7:00 pm

    Acting Auditions for Readers’ Theatre

    The Glen Arbor Arts Center [formerly Glen Arbor Art Association] Readers’ Theater will hold...
    March 1 @ 9:00 am

    National Youth Art Month Exhibit

    March is national Youth Art Month. The Glen Arbor Arts Center [GAAC] celebrates the work of...
    March 7 @ 7:30 am

    Performance of “Backstage”

    BACKSTAGE: A farce that takes place backstage during opening night of “Don Juan in...
    March 11 @ 8:00 am

    Luunappi – Stories, Music and Poems for Kids and Families

    Luunappi is a Finnish term for a snappy sound to the ear. Luunappi also means an afternoon of...
    April 5 @ 9:00 am

    In Bloom Art Exhibition

    The wildflowers return to Northern Michigan in April and May – both outside and inside. The Glen...
  • Area News

    Leelanau’s Lake Michigan Shoreline in Winter

    February 19th, 2018. Post by Raquel Jackson While our favorite time to visit the beach is when...

    Works In Cloth by Molly Phinny

    The Glen Arbor Arts Center [formerly the Glen Arbor Art Association] is showing Works In...

    Trick or Treating in Glen Arbor 2017

    Fun in Glen Arbor Trick or Treating (Annually, the Sunday before Halloween) Thank you to all...

    Glen Arbor: Your Leelanau fall color destination

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