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Deer Creek Hunt Club

Deer Creek is a world class sporting clay and hunting facility, nestled on 500 acres of beautiful ravine woodlands, streams, rolling hills, and contoured cover fields.

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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Located on the St. Joseph River between Niles and Buchanan. 105 acres of gardens, scenic woodlands, trails, and nature center. Thirteen sculptures on the grounds and an art gallery. Railway garden and nature adventure garden, cafe and gift shop.

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Fisherman's Wharf St. Joseph

It's a welcome home away from home, an adventurer’s yearning, a young one’s playground, another’s rest stop, a fisherman’s delight…What is your pleasure?

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Paw Paw River Kayaking and Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Looking for something fun to do in St. Joseph or Benton Harbor? Want to explore what Michigan’s Great Southwest has to offer away from the beaten path? Look no further! Third Coast Surf Shop’s Paw Paw River Kayaking & Paddleboard Rentals is it.

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Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club

Point O' Woods is a full service private country club located in the southwest corner of Michigan, just minutes away from Lake Michigan.

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Red Arrow Club for Endurance Running and walking Sports (SWMI RACERS)

The Red Arrow Club for Endurance Running and walking Sports (RACERS) formed in 2012 as a 501(c)3 non-profit by a group of friends to promote running and walking in Southwest Michigan to stay active and healthy while supporting community events.

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Sarett Nature Center

Provides quality environmental education to folks of all ages in our community.

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Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals

Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals in beautiful St. Joe ... we offer family friendly Surrey bikes, beach cruiser bikes, tandem bikes, electric bikes, scooters and water rentals

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St. Joseph Junior Foundation Sailing School (SJJF)

The mission of the SJJF (a non-profit organization) is to teach sailing and water safety to children and adults at an affordable price.

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Sunset Coast Striders

Celebrating, supporting, and growing the running and endurance sports community in Southwest Michigan through training, connecting, and empowering individuals of all athletic abilities. Run. Bike. Walk. Connect. Grow. We Run Southwest Michigan!

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Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area

Swiss Valley is your destination for winter family fun. Just 45 minutes from St. Joseph our two quads & a triple chair lift service two terrain parks, beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. Everyone can have a great time!

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The First Tee of Benton Harbor

The mission of The First Tee of Benton Harbor is to positively impact the lives of our local youth by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values, and promote future potential through the game of golf.

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The Golf Club at Harbor Shores

Since its highly anticipated opening in July 2010, the Golf Club at Harbor Shores has quickly become a premier destination for golfers from throughout the Midwest.

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Five Tips for a Fantastic Wine Tasting Experience

Written by Lauren Kniebes on 09/03/2015

Did you know that Michigan’s Great Southwest is home to almost 30 wineries and tasting rooms as well as acres upon acres of vineyards? In fact, 45% of Michigan’s grapes are grown here in the southwest region of the Mitten State.  Although many of us hate to say it, fall is just around the corner, which means the grape harvest season is upon us!

With so many wine tasting opportunities right in our backyard, visiting wineries and tasting rooms in southwest Michigan is a must this fall season. To guide you during your upcoming wine adventures, I’ve put together a list of tips that will help you make the most of your trip.


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More than 20 Holiday Things to Do in Southwestern Michigan

Written by St. Joseph Today on 11/21/2014

Inspired by the time of year, I thought it would be a great idea to put together a list of many of the holiday happs that our area has to offer. From visits with Santa, to meeting his reindeer - to events filled with holiday cheer - southwestern Michigan offers it all. So let's get out there and be merry!

- Jill Stone, Blogger/SJT Director/Fun haver

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Cheers to a New Year - More Than A Dozen Ways to Celebrate in Southwestern Michigan

Written by St. Joseph Today on 11/21/2014

Even though I know the date is coming… I often find myself trying to figure out how to celebrate at the last minute. So just in case you are still in search of something fun or new to do this New Year’s, I’ve compiled the list below. Everything from balloons to fireworks to dinners and champagne - it’s all right here. Cheers!

- Jill Stone, Blogger/Fun-Seeker/SJT Director

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Lazy Ballerina Winery