Blum’s Landing has been established for those persons who have defended our freedom during the War on Terror. It is not a rehabilitation center; but rather our home serves as a free bed and breakfast retreat for those active or inactive personnel and their immediate family over a short period of time.
Terry and Janet Blumberg have built Blum’s Landing in loving memory of their son Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg-known to his fellow soldiers as “Blum”. Trevor was killed September 14, 2003 in Fallujah, Iraq. He had also served in Korea and Afghanistan prior to deploying to Iraq with the 82nd Airborne Division.
Trevor asked his parents to do two things if he should not return from his mission in Iraq. The first was to care for his dog, Scrappy (Our beloved Scrappy died in 2015)
The second was to take care of his guys, which has proven more difficult. After many prayers and meditation, the concept for Blum’s Landing was born. Trevor loved the outdoors, especially the woods, lakes, and rivers of Northern Michigan. He often spoke about bringing his fellow soldiers to Michigan for fishing and camping trips. This love for nature and his dedication and loyalty to his friends inspired the idea for Blum’s Landing.
The Blumbergs purchased 12 acres of land on Orchard Lake near Rogers City, Michigan. Only minutes from the picturesque beaches of Lake Huron, they built a retreat home in the tranquil wooded area on Orchard Lake.
Since 2005, thousands of dollars and countless man hours of labor by Terry, dear friends, and volunteers have brought Blum’s Landing to fruition.