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

    July 1 @ 10:00 am

    Magic Thursday Artists Summer 2016 Art Show and Sale

    The City Opera House is proud to again present the Magic Thursday Artists for a three-month art...
    July 26 @ 8:30 am

    “Backyard” Hatha Yoga & Meditation at Sleeping Bear Gallery in Empire

    Every Tuesday and Thursday Morning through the end of October Sleeping Bear Gallery is hosting...
    September 16 @ 11:00 am

    Shoreline Vignettes: New Paintings by Craig Weisse

    Empire painter Craig Weisse exhibits Impressionist images of his shoreline community Sept....
    September 16 @ 11:00 am

    Ornamental Home

      Center Gallery hosts an exhibition of artist-made holiday ornaments by eight area makers...
    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...
  • Area News

    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...

    4th of July around Glen Lake

    Celebrate Independence Independence Day gets celebrated usually beginning the day before the...

    Leelanau Farmer’s Markets 2016

    The Leelanau Farmers Markets is a non-profit organization started up with the initiation of the...