• Glen Lake Winterfest • Saturday, February 15th, 2020

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

    February 22 @ 1:00 pm

    Ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is planning something new this winter for their free...
    February 26 @ 6:00 pm

    Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House

    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm Each Wednesday night throughout the...
    February 29 @ 1:00 pm

    Ranger-led Snowshoe Hikes

    Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is planning something new this winter for their free...
    February 29 @ 2:00 pm

    GALLERY TALK: A ‘COLOR’ TOUR

    GALLERY TALK: A ‘COLOR’ TOUR   Art educator Linda Young leads a conversational tour...
    March 4 @ 6:00 pm

    Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House

    Wednesday Trivia Nights at Cherry Public House | 6-8 pm Each Wednesday night throughout the...
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