- The list below includes 61 free or cheap things to do in or near Glen Arbor, Michigan, including 38 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, Kayaking, Hiking Trails and Arts & Crafts Classes.
- From Sleeping Bear Trail to Crystal River Outfitters, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Glen Arbor and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Traverse City, Empire, Frankfort and Leland.
The Crystal River Outfitters offers recreational services to those who want to explore the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. From kayaking to canoe trips, the Crystal River Outfitters lend their hands to guests who want to experience the wild nature of Glen Arbor, Michigan.
Located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Glen Harbor Maritime Museum was originally the Sleeping Bear Point U.S. Life-Saving Station. Exhibits cover the history of Great Lakes shipping services, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the U.S. Life-Saving Service.
An art gallery that focuses on the Northern Michigan lifestyle, the Ruth Conklin Gallery showcases the owner's work as well as that of a variety of other artists. The gallery also sells some clothing and accessories.
Started in 2001, Glen Arbor Botanicals is a nature inspired art gallery and antique museum that focuses on original artwork. Views of natural illustrations are featured, as well as garden plans and various wildlife drawings.
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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Empire, MI MoreLess Info
The Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive in Empire features views of the Sleeping Bear Dunes. It has many stopping points where you can park the car and admire the views, with an option to ride bikes along the trail.
A horse drawn carriage service company, Black Horse Farms offers a variety of services. In addition to hay rides, sleigh rides, and carriage rides, the company offers wedding carriages for a memorable wedding party event.