• Fall is for Tasting...discover the Glen Arbor Village Wine Trail!

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!

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.

Discover the variety of  Things to Do, year round.

Shop, Dine, Relax, Renew and Recreate > Browse the local Business Directory and check out the NEW Glen Arbor Walking Map

Don’t Miss local upcoming Events!

“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.

Things to do in the Summer: Top list

The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is a developing and local gem. This non-motorized trail, winds throughout the Lakeshore allowing visitors and locals to enjoy the the natural beauty of the area year round: walk, run, bike, roll, XC ski and snowshoe! >> Trails & Scenic Outlooks

The Glen Lake area has something to offer everyone. Plan your next visit soon!

Looking for a place to stay?

Visit our Directory for a list of different types of Places to Stay, and filter your results from RV camping, to cozy cottages, large lakeside vacation rentals, Resorts and B&B’s! 

Get a great deal on places to stay, or find a last minute opening by visiting or regularly updated:

Special Offers & Rates

Last Minute Openings

See where Glen Arbor was featured In The Press

  • Upcoming Events

    September 17 @ 5:30 pm

    Fall Dinner Meeting: Glen Lake Chamber

    Join your local business community for our annual networking event, a Fall Dinner Meeting, to be...
    September 19 @ 7:00 pm

    Documentary Screening: YARN

    Knitting and crocheting, long dismissed as home hobby and granny-craft, are at the forefront of the...
    September 19 @ 7:00 pm

    Yarn: documentary film

    The Glen Lake Library and the Glen Arbor Arts Center will present the documentary film Yarn. The...
    September 22 @ 11:00 am

    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail

    Live Music on the Glen Arbor Wine Trail, September - October, 2019 Pair your fall weekends with...
    September 24 @ 9:30 am

    Sleeping Bear Gateways Community Conference

    Sleeping Bear Gateway Council (SBGC) is sponsoring a workshop/conference about the National Park...
  • Area News

    Facts about the Sleeping Bear Dunes

    • 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. • 1.7 million...

    Top list of things to do while visiting the Glen Arbor area

    Summertime! We're so fortunate to enjoy the natural beauty of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National...

    ARTirondack Chair Project // Summer 2019

    You're invited to participate in Glen Arbor's 2nd annual ARTirondack Chair Project! Wooden...

    In The Press – Sleeping Bear Dunes among 7 Best Beaches in the Midwest

    March, 2019 It's no surprise to us that the Sleeping Bear Dunes was featured in an article on "7...

    DH Day Campground: Sleeping Bear Dunes makes changes to improve

    Camping reservations at D. H. Day Campground in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore open up on...