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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, 2015 @ 11:00 am

    Stories & More for Preschoolers

    The Glen Lake Library in Empire invites preschool children and their caregivers to a lively hour of...
    May 2 @ 9:00 am

    Nature’s Palette

    The Visitor Center at the Botanic Garden along with Studio One 6 presents Nature's Palette. This is...
    May 26 @ 7:30 pm

    Artist-in-Residence Talk: Paper Cutouts by Julie Friedman

    The Glen Arbor Art Association's (GAAA) 15th season of artist-in-residence presentations continues...
    May 27 @ 11:00 am

    Center Gallery: Color Stories

    Center Gallery opens its 2016 season May 27 with a month-long exhibition of hand-formed porcelain...
    May 28 @ 12:00 pm

    Tee if Forward Scramble at Manitou Passage Golf Club

    Manitou Passage is hosting it’s first Tee it Forward event to celebrate our partnership with...
  • Area News

    Noteworthy things to CELEBRATE!

    • The National Park Service celebrates it's 100 year Anniversary! Check out Sleeping Bear Dunes...

    Escape to Glen Lake: In the Spring

    Plan a Spring trip! Escape to Glen Lake for a #springtour in #leelanau. Experience...

    What do you do up north all winter?

    We thought it'd be fun to answer this common questions as a community and post the results...

    About the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    Article by Terry Richard | The Oregonian/OregonLive | Dec. 29th 2015 "Lake Michigan and...

    Old Settlers Park for your up north wedding!

    There's more and more reasons why our area is an amazing place to host your Up North Michigan...