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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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Wednesday Round Up: Spring Wine Part 3

Written by Tess Carragher on 04/27/2016

April is Michigan Wine Month! Local wineries recommended spring wines to us; we shared the flavor profiles the first week, then learned more about the winemakers and names last week. This week, we’re pairing food with the wine!

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Dablon Winery, Round Barn Winery, and Lemon Creek Winery pairings; photos from their Instagram accounts. Click to follow!

We asked wineries to give us 3 words to describe their spring wine, as well as recommended food pairings. Check out what the local wineries had to say!

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Member Monday: Sarett Nature Center

Written by Tess Carragher on 04/25/2016

Each Monday, we'll blog about our members! Our Member Monday posts will feature stories, pictures and ideas from the members that make up St. Joe Today.  

Sarett Nature Center
2300 Benton Center Rd. Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Website   |   Facebook

The landscape in Michigan’s Great Southwest is more than just beautiful beaches. Heading north on Red Arrow Highway, you’ll find the Sarett Nature Center. Here in the Paw Paw River valley, there’s trails to discover, incredible birdwatching, and lots of programs about forest and river life.

FrontofSarettNatureCenter  Entrance to the Sarett Nature Center; photo from their Facebook page. 

 

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Whitney Behnke

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

Tess Carragher

Membership Coordinator
St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Co-Owner
Lazy Ballerina Winery