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

    July 21 @ 6:00 pm

    Cherry Republic: Bingo

    Join us for bingo, Sunday evenings in the courtyard at Cherry...
    July 21 @ 8:00 pm

    Manitou Music: Jazz North

    Sunday, July 21 Jazz North | 8 pm Jazz North is a “little” big band. And on Sunday, July 21...
    July 22 @ 3:00 pm

    Cherry Republic: Pit Spit Competition

    How far can you spit a cherry pit? Find out at our Olympic Size Pit Spit Arena. Pits...
    July 23 @ 9:00 am

    Running Bear Run/Walk 2019

    The 13th Annual Glen Arbor Women's Club Running Bear 5K Walk/Run and 1/2 Mile...
    July 23 @ 9:00 am

    Farmer’s Market Glen Arbor

    Get a taste of the region with a variety of local vendors at the local Glen Arbor Farmer's Market....
  • Area News

    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! Sponsors...

    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...

    Wintefest Contest Results

    It was another great year this 2019 president's day weekend to be up north and out and about in...
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