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Glen Arbor

Glen Arbor is one of those special places in Michigan that has a unique beauty that changes with each season.  Glen Arbor is nestled in the northern Michigan woods, between the Glen Lakes to the south and Sleeping Bear Bay north. With Sleeping Bear Bay being located just off Lake Michigan, it is easy to see why Glen Arbor is such a popular destination for tourists and also the location that many choose to buy or build a summer home. The population of Glen Arbor almost triples during the summer months.

We always make it a point to visit  Glen Arbor several times during the year.  Each visit we try to check out something new,  but we also have a few places that we must stop at each time we visit.

For us, and many others, no visit to Glen Arbor is complete without a visit to the Cherry Republic. Cherry Republic is an emporium that is all about cherries. Michigan cherries, of course. You will find everything cherry from cherry salsa (hot and mild) cherry salad dressing, cherry wine, cherry ketchup and hundreds of other products. A delightful store with an attitude about cherries. In fact, when you call them, if you do not like cherries you will be instructed to press 6- and then you will be disconnected. Be sure to visit Cherry Republic with an empty stomach, as you will want to taste each one the many, many products they have available for sampling.

Glenn Arbor is full of delightful art galleries. Our favorite is Synchronicity, located on the west edge of town. This art gallery sells quality art, displayed salon style, from a variety of Michigan artists using a variety of mediums. Visiting this gallery, with its friendly, knowledgeable and helpful staff, is always one of the highlights of our trip.

Each season brings a new and unique beauty to the area. And, every time we visit we find something new to love about Glen Arbor and Leelanau County.




Written by Dave.