Lake Bluff, IL
A picturesque village in Lake County, Illinois, we love life in Lake Bluff.
The community is situated right on the shore of Lake Michigan, providing beautiful vistas and opportunities for recreation. In addition, the people in this town are especially friendly and accepting, making for a wonderful place to enjoy life.
Crab Tree Farm
This private property requires you to make a reservation to enjoy a tour, but it’s well worth the extra effort. Not only is the farm pristine in its appearance and amazingly peaceful, it hosts a breathtaking collection of Arts and Crafts items, representing the movement well. Craftsmen make contemporary furniture on site, so you can learn more about this classic art form. The farm itself has been around for well over a hundred years, making it a feature of historic Lake Bluff.
Lake Bluff History Museum
Learn more about your community and its fascinating past by visiting this educational museum. It’s located on Scranton Avenue and is in the same structure as the library, so finding it isn’t much of an issue. Once there, you’ll be treated to a space that may be small but is packed full of quality information. Among the highlights are ten miniature rooms that will delight both young and old visitors, including a room where Gypsy Rose Lee is treating herself to a pedicure. Be sure to check out the mystery surrounding Elfrieda Knaak’s death in 1928, another gripping story from Lake Bluff’s past.
When you just need to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature, Sunrise Park is an excellent place to do it. Nestled right on the beach, it contains a series of coves as well as breakwaters for you to explore. Two different beaches with lifeguards sometimes on duty allow you to play in the water and cool off on a hot summer day. The park itself is sheltered by bluffs to the west, making it feel more secluded and private. The two sheltered areas are great for gathering with friends or family, and each one has a fireplace. Picnic tables on the north and south ends of the park also allow you to gather and enjoy your time outside. Of course, you can also explore the park using the many pathways.