Glen Lake


$7.9MTotal Value
Glen Lake, Michigan

Glen Lake real estate is one of Michigan's smaller markets.

There are currently 17 residential listings and five land listings available.

Homes for sale on Glen Lake range from approximately $675,000 to $2.1 million, contributing to a total market value of more than $28 million.

  • 17Mi. of Shoreline
  • 65Avg. Depth
  • 131Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    National Park (Some)
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Water Level
    Full Pool Year Round
Golf Courses
Mountain Flowers Golf Course
Wood Ridge Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
(231) 326-4700
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
  • Counties: Leelanau County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Sailing clubs: Glen Lake Yacht Club
  • History: The first people to utilize Glen Lake were the Ottawa and Chippewa Native American tribes.
  • Landmarks: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
(231) 326-2053
9975 W Ottawa Ave
Empire, MI 49630
Bishop International Airport
3425 W Bristol Rd, Flint, MI 48507
201 miles away
Empire Airport-Y87
13264 S Benzonia Trail, Empire, MI 49630
7 miles away
About Glen Lake
Located in Leelanau County, Michigan

Glen Lake is a 4,871-acre lake with many small communities dotting its seventeen miles of shoreline, including Glen Arbor, Glen Haven, and Burdickville. It is nestled in the northwestern portion of the state, sitting around 25 miles west of Traverse City. The closest location for emergency care is the Munson Medical Center, 24 miles away. The Cherry Capital Airport is 29 miles east.

Large Lake Livin’

Glen Lake is split between two bodies of water, Big and Little Glen Lake. They are connected by a channel at the M-22 bridge known as The Narrows. Big Glen is the larger of the two, while Little Glen sits at 1,415-acres. The water quality here is some of the clearest in Michigan, with visibility peaking at nearly 30 feet. This is because of the sandy topography in the surrounding area. There is a laundry list of activities available here, such as waterskiing, diving, kayaking, swimming, or fishing. Multiple parks are scattered around the lake for those who may not have beach frontage property, along with a DNR boat launch. Whether you prefer to do it from the shore or on the water, the angling opportunities here are world-class! Expect to catch species like trout, perch, bass, pike, walleye, catfish, and splake.

What’s Nearby?

Along the shore of Little Glen is the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. This park is a popular place to soak in the scenic views of Lake Michigan. Visitors also enjoy hiking and kayaking in Lake Michigan. There are numerous trails and campgrounds in rural areas along the Lake Michigan coastline! The closest are the Bokeloo Trail, the Old Indian Trail, Empire Township Campground, and the Empire Bluff Trail. After a long day on the water, grab a bite to eat at nearby restaurants like Trattoria Funistrada, La Becasse, Western Avenue Grill, and Art’s Tavern.

Explore Traverse City

If you are looking for a city that offers vibrant colors, lakeside vistas, historical background, and tours with vineyards, Traverse City, Michigan, is only 30 minutes away! Here you will be able to soak up everything the city has to offer with its scenic views and downtown shopping/dining options. Wander around Clinch Park, Traverse City’s most popular beach. With over 1,500 feet of sand along the West Grand Traverse Bay, it is perfect for soaking in the sun and scenic views of the water. Clinch Park has picnic tables, bike racks, trail access, a snack bar, and restrooms. When visiting the “Cherry Capital of The World,” make sure to attend the National Cherry Festival and enjoy more than 150 events and activities. Many of the events are free. Participate in pit-spitting, pie-eating contests, or turtle races, just to name a few. After exploring the exciting things Traverse City offers, stop by one of the world-famous restaurants, including Bubba’s, The Cottage, and Firefly Restaurant!

Why Glen Lake?

For those seeking a beautiful escape to the woodlands of Northern Michigan, you’ve found the perfect match in Glen Lake!