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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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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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