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Eleven Inch Dahlgreen

Dahlgren guns were naval ordnance, designed by John A. Dahlgren USN, used in the period of the American Civil War. This Eleven Inch Dahlgren Cannon was made in 1864 and put here in 1897 as a Civil War memorial.

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John and Dede Howard Recreation Trail

The John and Dede Howard Recreation Trail is a multi-use path allowing for beautiful views of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River over most of the length.

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John and Dede Howard Skateboard Park

The John and Dede Howard Skate Park is an in-line skating, skateboarding, and BMX biking facility. Complete with ramps, rails and half-pipes. Helmets are recommended.

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Kiwanis Park and Dog Play Park

Something for everyone and beautiful all year round.

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Lake Bluff Park

Lake Bluff Park is located along the west side of Lake Boulevard along the top of the bluff, from Park Street north to State Street.

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Lookout Park

Located on Lakeshore Drive north of Hawthorne Avenue, has two separate parking areas with picnic facilities allowing a scenic view of Lake Michigan.

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Milton Park

It is a passive park with a playfield and playground equipment. Perfect to round up your friends and kids and have a picnic and a game of frisbee with your dogs.

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Silver Beach County Park

Located below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph on Lake Street.

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Stubblefield Tennis Courts

Newly constructed tennis courts. Open for public use when not in use by St. Joseph Public Schools. First come first serve and restrooms are available. Located on Stadium Drive near St. Joseph High School.

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Tiscornia Park

A family oriented park located on sixteen acres along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in the northwest corner of the City.

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Tricks AND Treats - More than a dozen Halloween happs in Southwest Michigan!

Written by Jill Stone on 10/08/2015

Who doesn’t love a good trick or treat? I know that I do and it looks like many of our area attractions and businesses do too! Everything from chunking pumpkins to trekking dark trails to dressing as zombies is going on right here. To help make sure you don’t miss out on any of the scary details – I’ve compiled a list of more than a dozen of the hottest (and spookiest!) Halloween events going on in our communities! So check it out… I promise… having all this fun will not give you nightmares.

Happy Halloween! - Jill Stone, Blogger/Fun-Seeker/St. Joseph Today Director

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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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Jill Stone

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Lazy Ballerina Winery