Glen Arbor Travel Guide

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Glen Arbor Things to Do

  • Pyramid Point

    Read this review in the morning and went immediatley! It is a longer walk (about .6 miles on an incline to the top but worth every second of the climb. I recommend taking a back pack and lunching up here - great to see and on clear day you can see more islands than the North and South Manitou.

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  • Glen Haven Dunes

    The dunes at the end of the road in Glen Haven are not only beautiful to climb, they also offer access to a fantastic beach. This is one of the best places to watch a storm move in or for a sunset swim.

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  • Hike the Pierce Stocking Dune Climb

    This is the huge dune visible from the Narrows between Big and Little Glen Lakes. One a summer day, it is crawling with tourists.The best way to experience the Dune Climb is one of the following. In winter, it's a fantastic place to climb up and sled down, an experience made more exciting when someone takes the time to build a jump. In summer, pay...

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  • Crystal River

    Crystal River Outfitters offers a variety of options for those wishing to canoe or kayak while visiting Leelanau County. Our typical trip consists of a 2-3 hour trip down the gentle Crystal River with almost the entire 7 miles of your trip being spent in the Sleeping Bear National Park. For those wishing for a more adventurous trip Crystal River...

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  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    The sand dunes are one of the biggest attractions in Northern Michigan. There is a scenic drive known as Pierce Stocking Drive, which allows you to observe many of the vistas without having to stray far from your auto. Most people seem to prefer actually climbing the dunes and making their way to Lake Michigan, where it is a long long drop to the...

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  • Pyramid Point

    A short hike to one of the greatest views on earth. From here you can see North and South Manitou islands as well as points on the Michigan shorline.For fun, run down the face (about 250 feet) and either spend hours hiking up or walk along the beach to the left (south) where there's access to the road after a mile or so.

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Glen Arbor Hotels

  • The Homestead

    Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, Michigan, 49636, United States

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

  • Glen Arbor Bed and Breakfast

    6548 Western Avenue, P O Box 580, Glen Arbor, Michigan, 49636, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The Sylvan Inn

    6680 Western Ave., M-109, GLEN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 496

Glen Arbor Restaurants

  • World Food

    The owners of this restaurant spend the winters on a houseboat in the Caribbean and their food reflects their travels and interests. It's a great mix of fresh ingediants combined into world dishes. Like most places in Glen Arbor, it doesn't take reservations and getting a table can be tricky on a busy night. But, it's worth the wait! This is my...

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  • Fried Goodness

    Art's is the local hang out that gets incredibly full every summer night. It's also one of the places in town with a generator so, in high school, when the power went out in town, it was where we went to do homework. Despite the name, it's a family sort of bar. . .We thought it was an outrage when the prices went up in 2000, but it's still a good...

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  • Average food for high price

    An older chap walking out, told us that all restaurants in Leeland close at 2pm. He and his wife were not too impressed with the food they got out of the Boone Docks. Since this was the only restaurant we found open that Monday afternoon (fall hours), we went in. The place had original decor, and plenty of outside seating. Service was casual and...

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Glen Arbor Nightlife

  • Arts is great

    Arts Tavern has been a Glen Arbor landmark for generations. It's a "hole in the wall" tavern with a pine interior decorated with college pennants. The food is excellent and the wait can be long in the evening. Wonderful breakfasts. If you are anywhere in the area, such as the Homestead or any of the cabins nearby, you must go to Arts! And remember,...

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  • Arts Mecca Nearby

    Interlochen a nationally famous music and arts center not far from Sleeping Bar Dunes. In the summer, Interlochen thrums with diverse activities. You can catch some pretty stellar concerts here at their outdoor amphitheater. The camp is located just off of US 31 in Grand Traverse county.

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Glen Arbor Tourist Traps

  • Totem Shop is OK

    The Totem Shop is a classic tourist trap, but we've looked forward to going there every year for almost 30 years. It's a classic. Good place for magazines, newspapers, fudge, toys, gifts, etc. There is a nice selection of fireworks, our favorite being the "Moondance." As long as you know the sort of place it is, it is a fun stop and a classic bit...

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  • Totem Shop is OK

    The Totem Shop is a classic tourist trap, but we've looked forward to going there every year for almost 30 years. It's a classic. Good place for magazines, newspapers, fudge, toys, gifts, etc. There is a nice selection of fireworks, our favorite being the "Moondance." As long as you know the sort of place it is, it is a fun stop and a classic bit...

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  • Why "Sleeping Bear"?

    The Ojibway tell the story of the creation of Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou island. "Long ago, in the land that is today Wisconsin, Mother Bear and her two cubs were driven into Lake Michigan by a raging forest fire. The cubs swam strongly but the distance and the cold water proved too much for them. They fell further and further behind and...

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  • What are "the Great Lakes"?

    THE GREAT LAKES = "the group of five fresh-water lakes in the central part of north america, between Canada and the United States. . . From Duluth MN at the western end of Lake Superior, to outlet of Lake Ontario, they stretch 1160 miles. The combined surface area of the great lakes is about 95,000 square miles." Many geographers believe that Lakes...

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  • What is a Dune?

    The Columbia Encyclopedia says "DUNE = a mound or ridge of wind-blown material, usually sand, formed in arid regions. . . Often a dune begins to form because material is deposited by the wind as it encounters a bush, a rock, or an irregular ground surface; others form against cliffs, hills, man-made walls or buildings, or other barriers. Those that...

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