Outdoor Sports Abound


The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail through the Park offers 27 miles of 10 foot wide off-road biking or walking paths through the Dunes, over wet lands, through woods, past Glen Haven and original settlers’ farm lands.The trailhead is just a block from the inn. Or explore other options in our carefully laid out blog: “A Leelanau Peninsula Cycling Guide.

Bringing your own bike? Outstanding. If not, we love The Cyclery, Glen Arbor’s only full-service bike shop for rentals of all types. We’ll even reserve a bike for you with our Pedal & Paddle Package.



For many guests being on the water is what our area is all about. If you bring your own kayak or SUP, there are plenty of launch sites. Ask us!Don’t think, though, that you must have to own a kayak. Rentals are plentiful for kayaks and canoes, SUPs, motorized pontoon boats, jet skis, motor boats, and even some sail boats: 



Fishing adventures on Lake Michigan or bass fishing on our inland lakes are also plentiful. There are Captains steps away in Glen Arbor familiar with all the lakes, including the Big Lake, to provide a satisfying charter experience. Check out:


Inland lake bass fishing?

Spend several hours or all day bass fishing? WE HAVE A VERY SPECIAL CONNECTION. Butch the Bassman will pick you up at the inn to cast on Glen Lake, Lake Leelanau or Big Platte. Ask us! 



As for hitting the links, our favorites within 30 miles of the inn: