The Buzz from the Bluffs

THE BUZZ from the BLUFFS

Happy Spring from Indigo Bluffs!   How do we know it’s spring?  The street sweepers have finished washing the winter salt and sand off the roads, and more significant, Interlochen Center for the Arts has published the schedule for this summers’ concerts. Headliners and personal favorites are Sheryl Crow on June 14 and Taj Mahal on July 8 (I have my tickets to this one).  Also consider The Capitol Steps on July 3; it may be the only time you can enjoy politics.  It’s time to get out your calendars and make sure you have reservations for the best of times around Leelanau County this summer.  Get your Interlochen events schedule and tickets at Interlochen.org.   You will find student performances as well as the professionals and those student performances are fabulous.  Best seats and popular performers will be sold out so don’t wait.

Indigo Bluffs is so lucky to be right next door to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.   There are a couple things going on that you will want to keep track of.    The park website includes special park events and tours that are planned.  The summer low-down isn’t published yet but you will want to keep this as a “favorite” if you are an outdoor enthusiast.   The plans for 27 miles through the Lakeshore from the Leelanau County line north to County Road 651. 27 miles through the Lakeshore from the Leelanau County line north to County Road 651. a 27 mile non-motorized trail, running north from the Leelanau County line to 651 is still “a go”.  No work on this yet, but there are plans for 2011.  Great news for bikers and hikers!  nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/things2do.htm  

June is a great time to visit since it is quiet and there are some wonderful events to enjoy before it gets really busy.   June 12 will be a big day.  You can choose to exercise or eat and drink.   Always the second Saturday in June, the Leland Wine and Food Festival will delight  foodies and wine lovers.   It is also a nice excuse for a drive up to Leland to enjoy the shops and restaurants.   The website for the event is lelandmi.com/blog/leland-wine-food-festival/ If you are more athletically inclined you can participate in the 2nd Annual M22 Challenge.  This multidiscipline event looks to be a continued success as it incorporates the beautiful and challenging terrain in Leelanau County for the “Challenge”.    Start training now if you want to get in on this one!  M22challenge.com 

Indigo Bluffs is so lucky to be right next door to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Park.   There are a couple things going on that you will want to keep track of.    The park includes on their website special park events and tours that are planned.  The summer low-down isn’t published yet but you will want to keep this as a “favorite” if you are an outdoor enthusiast.   The plans for 27 miles through the Lakeshore from the Leelanau County line north to County Road 651. 27 miles through the Lakeshore from the Leelanau County line north to County Road 651. a 27-mile non-motorized trail, running north from the Leelanau County line to 651 is still “a go”.  No work on this yet but there is plans for 2011.  Great news for bikers and hikers!  nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/things2do.htm  

A personal favorite is the free Dune Climb Concert, to be held this year on Sunday, July 18 at 7 p.m.  The Bill Lucas Jazz Quartet will play the world premier of Fanfare for the Sleeping Bear.  Families of all ages bring snacks and beverages and enjoy the music while the sun sets.  This is the kickoff event for the Manitou Music Festival group that hosts weekly concerts in Glen Arbor, just a few miles from Indigo.   Check out www.glenarborart.org for the concert list as well as a wonderful line up of art classes and events through the summer.

Keep an eye on our web site.  We will be bringing you more “BUZZ” on a regular basis.   Let us know if you have any tourism questions.  Direct them to Janice@ IndigoBluffs.com or Diana@IndigoBluffs.com .  We will be happy to check it out and get back to you!

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