Glen Arbor is a township of Leelanau County in the state of Michigan. The Euro-American settlement in this township began in 1848. Glen Arbor has a total area of 87.6 square miles - 28.6 square miles of land area and 59.0 square miles of water. Glen Arbor is located along the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore - which was named the "Most Beautiful Town in America" by Good Morning America. The population of this township is less than 1,000 - 788 people as of the 2000 Census.
The township is a very popular tourist area in the United States. The population in the region nearly triples for a few months during the summer season. Residents of Chicago, Detroit, and the other parts of the Midwest travel to Glen Arbor to enjoy the scenic beaches and warm weather there. Because Glen Arbor is located on a small strip of land between Lake Michigan and Glen Lake, visitors can easily choose from two entirely different bodies of water to sunbathe, fish, and waterski. Visitors can take advantage of the weather in the region for outdoor winter sports during the winter season. In fact, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, hunting, and hiking are popular sports activities in this region.
There are many things to do and see in the region. The covered bridges, Glen Haven, Port Oneida Rural Historic District, and the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are some of the top attractions in the region.
Some of the local's favorite places to eat in Glen Arbor are Blu, Art's Tavern, and Trattoria Funistrada.
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