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. Take in the beaches, woods, meadows, 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

    December 14 @ 9:30 am

    Little Artists

    Parents and Caregivers are invited to “Little Artists,” a program designed towards pre-school...
    December 14 @ 7:30 pm

    The Bells of Saint Mary’s Dec 14

    The Glen Arbor Players ring in the holidays with “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” a...
    December 15 @ 7:30 pm

    The Bells of Saint Mary’s

    The Glen Arbor Players ring in the holidays with “The Bells of Saint Mary’s,” a...
    December 22 @ 11:00 am

    Christmas Miracle Mile – Ugly Sweater 5k

    Cherry Republic of Glen Arbor introduces the "Christmas Miracle Mile - an Ugly Sweater dash" on...
    December 23 @ 11:00 am

    Shop & Sweets Sunday

    The Inaugural Shop & Sweets Sunday to take place Sunday, Dec. 23rd, from 11...
  • Area News

    Visit Glen Arbor for the Holidays

    With some fun new things and others annually anticipated, Glen Arbor invites you to shop local for...

    Leelanau Peninsula Named in the Top 3 Best Wine Regions

    October 1, 2018 (Leelanau Peninsula, MI) Leelanau Peninsula Named Top Wine Region Consumers...

    Find Your Park

    With more than 400 park sites in the U.S., yours is probably closer than you think. Most Americans...

    See them all: ARTirondack Chairs around Glen Arbor


    Horse Wagon Rides now in Glen Arbor

    New this summer, the Glen Lake Chamber has organized Horse Wagon Rides in Glen Arbor, MI....