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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.

Whether you seek pristine beaches, hiking, biking, water sports, snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing, superb art & music, majestic sunsets, museums, unique shopping, great food, fine wines, antiques or just an overall perfect place for a vacation get-away, our area offers something for everyone. Plan your next visit soon!


Area News

Empire Hops Festival 2014

EMPIRE HOPS FESTIVAL SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH 2014 Location, Front St Empire between Union & La...

Manitou Music Fest Poster Competition

2015 MMF Poster Competition Open for Entries The Glen Arbor Art Association invites artists to...

Sidewalk Sales Downtown + Labor Day Bridge Walk

Glen Arbor Sidewalk Sales Local downtown merchants have their BIGGEST Sales of the season! •...

Tennis Clinic with Emilio Sánchez Vicario

Tennis Clinic with Emilio Sánchez Vicario SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th Emilio Sánchez Vicario is...

Local Farmer’s Markets

Don't miss out on the best our area has to offer from beautiful and tasty locally grown...

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10,000 people voted and named Crystal River, Glen Arbor among the winners of Traverse Magazine’s Red Hot Best!

  • Upcoming Events

    September 19 @ 11:00 am

    New Fiber Work: Brady, Brown + Kostyshyn

    Fiber is the focus Sept. 19-Oct. 13 at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The gallery...
    October 4 @ 12:00 pm

    Empire Hops Festival

    EMPIRE HOPS FESTIVAL SATURDAY OCTOBER 4TH 2014 Location, Front St Empire between Union & La...
    October 7 @ 7:30 am

    Ecology of Michigan Bees

    The Glen Lake Library in Empire will host a presentation by Dr. Julianna Wilson, an entomologist...