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

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.

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, from RV camping, to cozy cottages to large lakeside homes, Resorts, B&B’s! 


See where Glen Arbor was featured In The Press

  • Upcoming Events

    May 25 @ 10:00 am

    Annual Plow Day: Poor Farm Barn

    A Plow Day groundbreaking ceremony and celebration of National Historic Preservation Month will...
    May 26 @ 1:00 pm

    Historic Leelanau Book Signing

    Historic Leelanau Book Signing Sunday May 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Cottage Book...
    May 26 @ 1:00 pm

    Fairy House Building

    The Glen Arbor Arts Center offers a fairy house building day Sunday, May 26, 1 – 3 pm at the...
    May 31 @ 12:00 pm

    Artist in Resident Talk with Jessica Kovan

    Jessica Kovan will discuss a new series of mixed-media paintings on which she focused as part of...
    June 2 @ 2:00 pm

    Talk About Art: From the Place of the Gathering Light book

    Traverse City author Kathleen Stocking’s new book, From the Place of the Gathering Light -- her...
  • Area News

    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...

    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...