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


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  • Upcoming Events

    November 15 @ 6:00 pm

    Small Works: Art opening reception

    The Glen Arbor Arts Center celebrates the holidays with Small Works, an exhibition of original art...
    November 24 @ 2:00 pm

    Gratitued + Thanks: Gallery Talk with JoAnna Pepe

    Glen Arbor Arts Center will host a "Gallery Talk" on November 24th at 2 pm. Titled "Thanks +...
    November 29 @ 6:30 am

    PJ Party

    Participating retailers in Glen Arbor offer "once a year worthy specials" during this annually...
    November 29 @ 9:00 am

    Glen Arbor Bed Parade

    In its third year, the quirky “Glen Arbor Bed Parade” brings another fun thing to Glen Arbor...
    November 29 @ 6:15 pm

    Holiday Marketplace Opening

    Tree Lighting & Caroling at 6:15pm Bring your Holiday spirit and join the local community...
  • Area News

    Holiday “Shop local” events in Glen Arbor

    Visit Glen Arbor & Shop Local for the Holidays. Join us for a variety of anticipated...

    NEW Kettles trail opens in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Posted October 21st, 2019 | Copied and re-shared here from an Editor post on the Glen Arbor...

    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...
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