ROAD ADVENTURES HOT SPOT: INDIGO BLUFFS RV PARK - EMPIRE, MI
Are you looking for a secluded getaway experience? Then Indigo Bluffs RV Park in Empire, Michigan is the place for you! This tiny village has a population size of less than 400! With several trails and a conservancy to explore, a beach to relax on, and a lighthouse to view, you will enjoy every part of your visit to this beautiful Hot Spot location!
Read below to gain some inspiration for your next Road Adventures getaway to Michigan!
Empire Bluff Trail
Empire Bluff Trail is a 1.5 mile trail that leads to a high bluff that overlooks the beautiful Lake Michigan. This moderately challenging route take less than an hour to complete. Enjoy birding, hiking, and exploring while encountering other Adventurers on the route! Dogs are also welcome, so be sure to bring your canine friends along for the hike!
Empire is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Family friendly Empire Beach—featuring a playground, grilling equipment and fire rings, and an historic lighthouse—is only a few blocks from downtown. Only minutes away and accessible by bike or car is North Bar and Esch Road beach. Here and on surrounding shorelines, visitors can explore Lake Michigan for miles, enjoying bright blue water and panoramic views.
Robert H. Manning Memorial Lighthouse
Robert H. Manning was a life-long resident of Empire who spent as much time as possible indulging his passion for fishing on Lake Michigan, and longed to see a lighthouse built at Empire for returning fishermen. After his death in 1989, Manning’s family and friends raised money to build this tiny lighthouse on the beach.
Owners Holly & Tom Reay both have fond memories of dining as children with their grandparents at the former Glen Lake Inn. Having worked at multiple dining establishments in the busy ‘seasonal’ area, they felt it was time to bring back that feeling of ‘neighborhood’ dining…offering reservations, & catering to the many local & seasonal families that return to the area generation after generation.
Indigo Bluffs RV Park
Enjoy a traditional Up North setting under a canopy of towering hardwood trees. All RV types will find an ideal fit with our variety of site types and sizes. The RV Park appeals to campers of all ages and is ideal for families and small gatherings. A quiet and warm atmosphere where you’ll enjoy daylight until 10pm and mosquito-free evenings around a campfire. Located in Leelanau County, Michigan’s top vacation destination, means this is a great place to plan any length of stay.