12 Corners Vineyards
12 Corners Vineyards was started by a small group of friends who grew up in Michigan and recognized the uniqueness of a site just four miles off Michigan's famed "Gold Coast". The neighborhood of Twelve Corners, Michigan is our namesake. We have a 115-acre estate planted with both vinifera and hybrid grapes. Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Traminette are but a sampling of the varieties we offer as wines for your palate's pleasure.
Anchor's Way Marina
Full Service Marina in Southwest Michigan.
Gallery, arts and culture education center in the heart of the Benton Harbor Arts District. Reaching out to our local youth, and bringing art to all people, all social, and economic backgrounds.
Our region's climate, with Lake Michigan to the West, is ideal for growing bountiful harvests of fruit.
The area is called the Lake Michigan Shore AVA (American Viticulture Area), and it allows us and our fellow “Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail” Wineries to produce high-quality award-winning wines.
Our Wine Selection ranges from Classic Varietal (Lake Michigan Shore) to Fruit-Flavor-Enhanced (Baroda Antique Series), as well as Delectable Dessert Wines infused with delicious chocolate.
Baroda Founders Wine Cellar has a wine for every palate!
We enjoy sharing our Wines, Knowledge & Good Times ... look forward to your visit!
Benton Harbor Arts Association
Welcome to the New Territory Arts Association, a non-profit organization promoting the arts in Benton Harbor. Enjoy all that the Arts District has to offer in cuisine, art, entertainment and most of all.. the people!
Berrien County Parks & Rec.
It is the mission of the Berrien County Parks and Recreation Commission to plan, acquire, develop and maintain in cooperation with all interested individuals and groups, a responsive, efficient and creative natural resource based park and recreation system available to all citizens, composed of a variety of services, park areas and special facilities that contribute to the wellbeing of the individual, the family and attractiveness, social and economic health of the Berrien County community.
Berrien County Youth Fair Association
Berrien County Youth Fair
Big Bird Charters
Lake Michigan Charter Fishing for Coho & Chinook Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Steel-head (Rainbow Trout).
Blue Water Boat Rentals
Blue Water Boat Rentals offers tourists and locals in South Haven and St Joseph, Michigan the opportunity to rent a boat by the hour, day, or week. Enhance your Southwest Michigan experience cruising the river or hanging out on Lake Michigan. We offer pontoon boats, speed boats, jet skis, and dinghy boats. The watercrafts are located at a dock and ready to be taken out to the Lake. Same day reservations accepted, booking in advance is advised.
Box Factory for the Arts
The Berrien Artist Guild, Inc., founded in 1962, purchased the historic Williams Bros. Paper Box Mfg. building in 1995. This small group of enthusiastic artists converted the old factory building into today’s multi-use arts facility known as the Box Factory for the Arts where all the arts are celebrated. Our multi-use arts center includes artist studios, galleries a performance stage, classrooms, Art Shop, meeting space and more. Two floors of the 55,000-sq-ft building have been devoted to the arts since 1995 when the Berrien Artist Guild, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, purchased the historic (c.1903) Williams Brothers Paper Box Factory.
Chartreuse Art Gallery
Your one stop location to shop for local art! Chartreuse Art Gallery is a collective of individual local artists in beautiful downtown St. Joseph, Michigan. Members work together year round to create a magical art experience. From creating art, staffing the gallery, giving art demos and teaching, you will see the culmination of our work on display within the gallery. Most disciplines are represented including wood working, painting, photography, jewelry, glass, fiber and ceramics. Come check out our locally-made gifts and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Stop in soon!
Coastline Children's Film Festival
10 days of more than 75 award-winning features, documentaries, and shorts at eight screening locations along with hands-on workshops and post-screening discussions. Venues include the ARS Gallery Arts & Culture Center, Bridgman Public Library, Citadel Dance & Music Center (Oak Room), Krasl Art Center, the Loma Theatre, the New Buffalo Township Library, the Michigan City Public Library and the Stanley Clark School in South Bend.
Curious Kids' Museum
The Curious Kids’ Museum inspires children to explore and learn through cooperative hands-on play.
Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, next to Silver Beach, Curious Kids’ Museum (CKM) and the new Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone (DZ) invites you to come play, learn and be curious!
CKM was founded by educators and parents to provide an environment that invites curiosity, allows exploration, celebrates childhood and inspires learning!
Opened in 1989, the Museum on the Bluff has fulfilled the founders’ mission to provide a place where “Learning is Fun” through interactive, hands-on exhibits. In 2010, the Curious Kids’ Museum had the opportunity to expand and open a second location in partnership with the Silver Beach Carousel and Shadowland Ballroom, by opening DZ below the bluff.
With a shared mission and philosophy, both museums are places where children and their adults can pursue their natural curiosity through creative, hands-on play!
Night Club in downtown St. Joseph, MI.
Dablon Vineyards & Winery
Our story began thousands of years ago – when glaciers deposited their cargo of stones, rocks, minerals, clay, sand and gravel creating a hilly moraine in Baroda, Michigan. In 2009, we began our portion of the story when we purchased 44 acres of land. We began our vineyard with 4 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and have continued planting new vines each year. Once home to vineyards of concord grapes, the soils are ideal and the climate conditions are similar to Burgundy, creating a perfect growing area for our viniferous vines. Our location is atop one of the highest points in Baroda, and the moderating influence of Lake Michigan protects from frosts and promotes a long growing season.
Dickenson Park | Stubblefield Tennis Court
Come play tennis in a familiar and ideal location. Choose one of eight tennis courts or play by yourself against "the wall", or round up your friends for a friendly game of softball. Take time out with your dogs to teach them a new trick or two, there's plenty of room. Bathrooms, lights and playground. No alcohol. Open all year from 8am to 11pm.
Doe-Wah-Jack's Canoe Rental
We are a full service livery renting canoes, single and double kayaks on the Dowagiac river, Dowagiac Michigan. 2,4 and 6 hour trips availible. This site is intended to provide all the information you need to plan an enjoyable river experience. From what to bring, to how to find us, but first the basics, for the latest information, questions call 269-782-7410
The Dowagiac River in Cass County, Michigan is a popular, moderately paced and family friendly river. Just perfect for the beginner or intermediate canoeist or kayaker. It is the largest cold water stream in lower southwest Michigan. The river is canopied with hardwoods like Oaks, Maples, Beeches etc. Exploring the river is fun and creates lasting momeries. Making it an excellent trip spring, summer, or fall. The quiet and alert canoeist may catch a glimpse of Ducks, Geese, Blue Heron, Deer, Turtles, and Woodchucks in thier natural habitat. So come out, relax and enjoy the river with us today.
Eden Springs Park
Eden Springs Park and Campground is adjacent to an historical park which offers miniature train rides on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We are conveniently close to many local attractions, including: beaches on Lake Michigan, Silver Beach Carousel & The Children’s’ Museum, world-class golf courses, shopping and sight-seeing in St Joseph, local farms for fruit and berry picking, hiking, water sports and fishing. Mary’s City of David is close by with informative walking tours, a museum and gift shop for those that are interested in additional accounts of the history surrounding the House of David.
Fernwood Botanical Gardens
Fernwood is a special place where people, plants, and nature come together. Beautiful gardens surrounded by forest are tucked into a landscape of 105 acres of cultivated and natural areas along the scenic St. Joseph River valley. Miles of trails await, and indoors, visitors may enjoy an art gallery, fern conservatory, nature center, cafe, and gift shop. Fernwood offers many possibilities for learning and enrichment, including classes, workshops, lectures, concerts, trips, exhibits, and special events.
Fernwood is a private, not-for-profit institution. We receive no government funds, so contributions are necessary for our operation and development. More than 2,500 members and friends help make Fernwood the special place that it is through their donations of money and service.
Free Run Cellars
Free Run Cellars was designed as a haven for wine experts and novices alike. Lush vineyards beckon those drawn to nature’s allure, while an intimate setting invites guests into an atmosphere designed for indulgence. Here our winemaker Brian Carlson, culinary director Ryan Thornburg and CEO Matt Moersch have “free run” to create the food and wine pairings that pique the palate and inspire the senses.
But Free Run doesn’t just represent their veritable playground. It is also the term for the first juice to come from grapes before they are pressed. It’s the deliciousness that flows as the grape skins burst from the pressure of their own weight on top of each other. As you can imagine, free-run juice is limited and considered to be the best of the best—and that’s exactly why it’s the namesake of this unique spot in Southwest Michigan wine country.
At Free Run, we are proud to offer small-batch wines and seasonal fare you won’t find anywhere else. We are firm believers in quality over quantity, from the wines to the intimate setting in which they are served. One taste and we know you’ll become a believer too.
Freedom Boat Club at Harbor Shores
Freedom Boat Club was first founded in 1989 in Sarasota, FL. It is the oldest and largest boat club in the nation. The vision and purpose in establishing the boat club model was simple and straightforward … to provide an affordable option to boat ownership and to deliver a hassle-free recreational boating experience for its members.
Galien River County Park
In 2001, the Berrien County Parks Commission acquired 86 acres in New Buffalo Township to establish the Galien River County Park. This undeveloped property included a mix of upland and wetland habitats along the Galien River. The wetland area is particularly significant in that it is a part of the larger "New Buffalo Marsh," a Great Lakes marsh that formed along the Galien River just upstream from the river's mouth at Lake Michigan.
With the generous assistance of the Pokagon Fund and the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund, Phase 1 improvements were completed in 2014 and the park is now open to the public. Highlights of these improvements include a 300' Canopy Walkway that leads to a 60' high Marsh Overlook Tower and a 600' long Marsh Boardwalk that leads to River Viewing and Fishing Platform. Both of these major features are accessible via hard surfaced, barrier free hiking trails. Galien River County Park is a great location for casual hiking with frequent stops to enjoy the views! (Try and early morning or evening for the best wildlife viewing opportunities.)
Gallery on the Alley
The works of over 175 of the country's most talented artists are beautifully displayed in this charming and pleasant art boutique. Gallery on the Alley specializes in the unique and unusual - from whimsical sculpture, clocks and prints to elegant blown glass, metalwork and distinctive handcrafted jewelry.
Other artwork includes the junkyard dogs and cats by Yardbirds, the elegant clocks of Leonie Lacouette, a full line of greeting cards and magnets by Curly Girl, the jewelry of Desert Heart, Eclat, framed prints featuring iconic Michigan locations by Kathleen Chaney Fritz, Kitras Art Glass, Carol Roeda magnets, Me2U fused glass, The Artist Jay recycled aluminum jewlery, Marjorie Baer and Mar to name just a few, and the full line of StoryPeople prints, sculpture and books.
You are invited to come in today and enjoy "just the best" browsing and shopping experience. The Gallery offers shipping, free gift wrapping and accepts all major credit cards.
GOJOE Rentals | Golf Cart Style Wheels, Street Legal & Fun
We offer Golf Cart based Low Speed Vehicles (LSVs) which are legal in Michigan on roads with up to 35 MPH speed limits. We also offer basic golf carts that may be used on private property or on roads where the local municipality has approved them.
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Gold Coast Fishing Company
Gold Coast Fishing Company caters to smaller groups of people looking to get out on Lake Michigan or the St. Joe River in chase of salmon, steelhead, and trout. We also offer trips for families and groups of friends who just want to get out on the river and go fun fishing. Whether you are experienced anglers or just looking for a great time on the water, Gold Coast Fishing Company will provide you with an unforgettable experience.
For starters, when you visit Gravity you will be overwhelmed by our friendly and outgoing staff, whose #1 goal is to make your time with us delightfully memorable. From casual conversations to detailed wine information, each and every member of our staff takes pride in making your visit great!
Second, you will have the opportunity to enjoy our signature Flight Pairing. This is where you have the chance to select any four small glasses of our wines which are then paired with palate appeasing samples. All of this is prepared on a flight tray for you to take to sit down and enjoy with the wonderful people you came with.
Where do we sit you ask…We have a modern 2,000 square foot tasting room that was finished in 2011. Huge windows around the entire perimeter make you feel like you are right in the vineyard! We have seating for approximately 50 people indoors plus an additional 100+ outdoors on our huge covered deck overlooking our private lake.
Harbor Shores Golf Course
Harbor Shores has become a premier destination for golfers throughout the Midwest. Harbor Shores was chosen to host one of golf’s premier events – The Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid. Harbor Shores is the first beach, golf, and residential waterfront community in Michigan’s Great Southwest and the only Jack Nicklaus Signature Course on Lake Michigan.
Just 90 minutes from Chicago, this 18-hole, public Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course reflects the high standards of the world’s leading design firm, Nicklaus Design.
The course runs over four remarkably diverse terrains that challenges golfers even as it offers a spectacular setting in which to play. The beginning holes, 1-6, are in the Inland terrain. Holes 7, 8, and 9 are in a Dunes terrain with dramatic views of Lake Michigan. Holes 10-13 are in our Woodlands terrains, which wind through rolling hills, ravines and hardwood forest. The finishing holes 14-18 are placed in a River terrain which border the Paw Paw River, Ox Creek and its wetlands.
The result is a golf course unlike any other, allowing you to experience all the different courses you can play in Michigan, all in one course. Amazing terrain. A dramatic design.
Hidden Pointe Fun Park
Hidden Pointe is a great atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy Southwest Michigan. We're your local Ma an' Pa Shop who take pleasure in providing a place for locals and visitors to have a good time.
We offer 18 holes of miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, jump-shot basketball, arcade games, ice cream & smoothies, and plenty of smiles. Come on down and have some fun!
Howard Performing Arts Center
In February of 2001, John and Dede Howard, shared a generous gift with the intention of seeing a performing arts center constructed. The Howard Performing Arts Center, completed in 2003, sits at the end of the main entrance to the Andrews University campus. Each season, the Howard Center Presents... series features a combination of classical artists, Christian contemporary musicians, and other instrumental or world music acts. Hardly a weekend that goes by without 2-3 events happening at the Howard Center. The Department of Music's ensembles: Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Choirs regularly have concerts that cost as little as $3 to attend.
JLN Studio LLC
JLN Studio LLC opened its doors September 1, 2011. First starting out in a small studio in downtown New Buffalo, MI then to a larger studio in Three Oaks, MI and now in a new 1400 square foot Art Studio in downtown Stevensville.
Founder/owner Julie Lawrenz Nitz…a mother, wife, artist, graphic designer and photographer. Julie’s experience includes an Associates Degree in Graphic Design from Southwestern Michigan College, a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts, with a Minor in Photography from Western Michigan University.
JLN Studio LLC offers Art & Canvas classes, graphic design and branding services, and more.
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. The trail starts at the north end of State Street at the Upton Arboretum which runs parallel to the St. Joseph River.
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.
Monday - Saturday, 9am - 8pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm
BMX bikes only on Mondays from 9am - 3pm
Thursdays from 3pm - 8pm
Journeyman Distillery produces handcrafted, organic spirits in the historic EK Warren Featherone factory located in Three Oaks, MI. Our products are certified organic, kosher and made with locally sourced grains.
Warren, a staunch prohibitionist, founded the historic building in 1883 as a buggy whip and corset factory. He revolutionized the manufacturing process of corsets with the use of the softer feather bone, over the stiffer whalebone in the late 19th century. EK Warren’s success reached worldwide attention putting Three Oaks, Michigan on the map.
We invite you to explore throughout the historic building and take a look through our gallery windows which let you view the distillation process as it happens.The original maple factory floors are still in place from the 1800s. We’re using wood from the owner’s family barn in central Indiana; wood that was once the flooring for an early 1900s schoolhouse. We have an original concrete bar made in Grand Rapids, with coordinates etched into the side—to mark this historic and unique location.
Everything about Journeyman Distillery is handcrafted. We offer artisan spirits with a focus on whiskey. While whiskey is what we originally fell in love with, we also offer a variety of quality organic spirits such as vodka, gin, and rum. We distill, bottle, label, and package each spirit here at the distillery.
KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship
Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has maintained a twofold mission: to establish and elevate the standards of the profession and to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. By establishing and elevating the standards of the golf profession through world-class education, career services, marketing and research programs, The PGA enables its professionals to maximize their performance in their respective career paths and showcases them as experts in the game and in the multi-billion dollar golf industry. By creating and delivering world-class championships and innovative programs, The PGA of America elevates the public's interest in the game, the desire to play more golf, and ensures accessibility to the game for everyone, everywhere. As The PGA nears its centennial, the PGA brand represents the very best in golf.
Beginning in 1937 on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club, the Senior PGA Championship is the most historic and prestigious event in senior golf. The Championship brings together both the legends of the game and the newest members of senior professional golf to new audiences throughout the United States. Over the last 74 years, the greatest names in golf have lifted the Bourne Trophy as Senior PGA Champion: Sarazen, Snead, Player, Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson. In 2011, KitchenAid became the presenting sponsor, and began an alliance that elevated the Senior PGA Championship to new heights.
Kiwanis Park and Dog Play Park
Kiwanis Park includes 6 tennis courts. one softball field, 2 horseshoe pits, two shuffleboard courts, a basketball court, a picnic shelter, and the skateboard center make this a "full-service" park. Something for everyone and beautiful all year round. Take a break from your beach experiences to come play in a green park with lots of other people.
Krasl Art Center
Krasl Art Center is a nonprofit art museum and learning center that enriches the lives of people living in or visiting Southwest Michigan by delivering enlightening art experiences through diverse education opportunities, meaningful events, and high-quality exhibits and collections. KAC’s mission is to inspire meaningful change and strengthen community through the visual arts. To learn more, visit krasl.org.
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.
The Park provides a scenic overlook of Lake Michigan shore and piers. The Park contains several memorials and monuments, a band shell, and restrooms with a lighted stairway down the bluff leading to lower Broad Street and the Amtrak train depot.
Lake Effect Jazz Big Band
The Lake Effect Jazz Big Band was created in 2000 by Tom Weidle, a Herald-Palladium reporter, and Vito Tenerelli, a St. Joseph band instructor, who both wanted to create an "artistic" jazz ensemble, one that would read only the most state-of-the-art arrangements, and perform strictly as a "concert" jazz ensemble. Tom (since departed for sunny California) and Vito, our first music director, brought the dream to fruition in January 2001 recruiting 20 of the area's finest jazz musicians to play within its ranks.
The heart and soul of the Lake Effect Jazz Big Band are music educators from Southwest Michigan. The essence of Jazz is positive self-expression and without educators like those in the band, this American art form is in danger of fading.
Lake Life Watersports
Lake Life Watersports offers pontoon boat rentals for your family and friends to cruise the scenic St. Joseph River or maybe you would like to take in the shoreline of Lake Michigan. While out enjoying the warmer summer day feel free to pull up to silver beach to cool off with a dip in the lake. If your more of the thrill chaser maybe you would like to have fun on our Yamaha wave runners. For all those looking to catch fresh dinner, maybe a fishing charter catching salmon and trout is what is in store for you. No matter what your water adventure is Lake Life Watersports has you covered!
Lake MI Shore Wine Trail
From the state line of Michigan and Indiana north to Saugatuck; from the lakeshore to the east at vineyards to Kalamazoo, this countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes! Relax and enjoy the surroundings! Step into your favorite vineyard or tasting room and enjoy an award winning Michigan Wine. It's just as spectacular as a sunset along any one of our beautiful beaches!
Our off- site events such as the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival at – Warren Dunes State Park the 3rd Saturday in June offer venues extremely conducive to enjoying the food and wine of Southwest Michigan at one convenient location. Look for another off site event to be added later.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club
Always rated at the top of the southwest Michigan public golf courses and the finest Benton Harbor golf course, Lake Michigan Hills Golf Club has consistently received the 4 Stars rating from Golf Digest’s – Best Places to Play. Lake Michigan Hills is located in the Benton Harbor/St. Joseph area and celebrates over 40-years of golf service to the community. The course architect, Charles Maddox, Sr., treats the golfer with many elevation changes, generous tree-lined fairways, multiple tee options, and large undulated greens.
Our clubhouse and banquet facility is located high on top of a bluff overlooking the golf course, creating a beautiful and perfect setting for wedding receptions or other private parties.
Lake Michigan Vintners
Since 2015, we've been guiding the next generation of winemakers through our teaching winery at Lake Michigan College, the first of its kind in the Midwest. This partnership has allowed us to provide high level technical training and teach students the art, business, and science of winemaking.
Our products include Old World-style wines using fruit grown in the Lake Michigan Shore American Viticultural Area, hard ciders, and fortified wines. We offer affordable special event space and free winery tours to casual visitors. For people interested in our degree program in Wine & Viticulture Technology, visit www.lakemichigancollege.edu/wine.
Lambrecht's Liquors Inc.
Lambrecht's is your one-stop shop for wine, spirits, and beer. We also specialize in cigars, and beer and wine making kits.
The wine selection includes hundreds of great quality wines from around the world at all price levels. Lambrecht's also has one of the largest and most varied spirit selections in southwest Michigan. We also stock numerous domestic and international beers as well as hard-to-find microbrews.
Planning a special event? Our catering services include free consultation to determine the right amount and the best selection of beverages for your event. Call today to set-up an appointment and let our 50+ years in the business work for you.
So whether it's a party, an afternoon at the beach, dinner or a special occasion, Lambrecht's has it all.
Lazy Ballerina Winery
Lazy Ballerina Winery has two tasting rooms located in St. Joseph and Bridgman Michigan. Our selection of unique wines are made from local grapes and fruit and can be sampled in our inviting tasting rooms.
Have fun! Relax! Don't take yourself too seriously! We're passionate about wine and having a good time. Both of our tasting rooms are located in picturesque beach towns along the Lake Michigan shore. We feature an array of small batch wines inspired by homemade family wine recipes. Let us treat you to a unique wine tasting experience full of fun and free of intimidation at Southwest Michigan's only women-owned winery.
Lemon Creek Winery
Family owned and operated, with over 160 years of grape and fruit growing experience, Lemon Creek is an estate vineyard and winery, producing over 20 different wines from 23 different varietals. Specializing in French red varietals and German whites, the winery has been awarded with multiple international gold medals for their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. As well as multiple regional and state medals. Open year round, the winery offers wine tasting and a boutique gift shop, as well as large group reservations, private events and annual summer festivals. Located in the heart of Michigan wine country, the rolling hills and clay loam soil allow for Lemon Creek to cultivate some of the best grapes in the country. With over 170 acres of wine grapes and 60 acres of fruit, the farm is one of the oldest in the state.
Click on the following link for our 2017 Festivals Schedule: http://lemoncreekwinery.com/2017-events-schedule/
For more details visit our website: www.lemoncreekwinery.com
Lion's Park Beach
Lions Park Beach located at the south end of Lions Park Drive, has three shelters, public restrooms, grills, picnic tables, and playground equipment. There are no lifeguards and swimming at this beach is discouraged.
There is a small daily per car parking fee for both residents and non-residents. Residents may obtain a free seasonal parking permit and non-residents may purchase a seasonal parking permit from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall.
Located on Lakeshore Drive north of Hawthorne Avenue, has two separate parking areas with picnic facilities allowing a scenic view of Lake Michigan. The southerly parking area includes the Richard Kiesel Memorial Viewing Structure, which allows visitors their closest approach to the edge of the bluff and the best view.
Love Creek County Park
Love Creek winds its way through this rolling 200-acre natural area outside of Berrien Springs, Michigan. Six miles of hiking trails provide access to a variety of habitats, including a mature Beech-Maple forest with spectacular spring wildflowers.
The Berrien County Parks Commission's naturalist service is based here and activities are available throughout the year.
Love Creek offers outstanding cross-country skiing opportunities with groomed trails and ski rentals available. The Fields & Forests Bike Trail also provides cyclists with access to a 4.5 mile beginning to intermediate level mountain bike trail from spring through fall and this winter we'll be grooming a 3 mile fat tire Snow Bike trail!
Madeline Bertrand County Park
Located just south of Niles, Madeline Bertrand County Park offers a public area of natural beauty along the St. Joseph River. Trails lead through pine and oak forests, offering opportunities for hiking and bicycling. Trails are groomed and lighted for cross-country skiing in winter and ski rentals are available. One of the park's most unique and popular features is a challenging 18-hole disc golf course. Covered shelters, an indoor lodge, scenic picnic areas and a children's playground structure make Bertrand a favorite location for family and group outings.
Milton Park is located at the corner of Niles and Winchester Avenues. It is a passive park with play area and playground equipment.
Morton House Museum
The mission of the Morton House Museum is to be “The Home of Benton Harbor History.” As part of the revitalization of Benton Harbor, we share the remarkable story of the city from its beginning until today. The Morton House Museum is a center of history for Benton Harbor residents, and also those outside the city who are interested and care about Benton Harbor.
North Pier Brewing
North Pier Brewing Company aims to explore the unique traditions of European-style ales with the Great Lakes community. Its family friendly taproom and outdoor beer garden is located less than a mile from Lake Michigan and features 12 rotating beers.
Nye's Apple Barn
Farming since the late 1800's, we sell mostly our own fruits/veggies. We also have jams, jellies, honey, syrup, Take'n'Bake pies & more!
St. Joseph, MI. Apples, Honey Crisp Apples, Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries, Grapes, Sweet Cherries, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Gourds, Squash, Apple Cider, Jams, Jellies, Local Honey, Local Maple Syrup, Salsas, U-Pick Peaches and Apples. We also offer Amish made Take'n'Bake pies, breads, desserts and more.
Paw Paw River County Park
Paw Paw River County Park is approx. 14 acres of wilderness and peaceful tranquility near downtown Watervliet, MI. The Park is designed for people of all abilities and encourages the public to experience a natural river area in a beautiful Southwest Michigan setting.
Pier 1000 Marina
We are a full service marina, open all year. Check us out if you are looking to buy or sell a boat. We are now renting boats! Our marina features docks, in/out service, storage, ship store, full service department, gas and diesel. See us first for all of your boating needs!
Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club
Located just a few miles from the shores of Lake Michigan, the Point is nestled in the heart of Southwest Michigan’s wine and fruit country.
Our country club is not only steeped in history and tradition, it also conveys a comfortable and personal ambiance rivaling the finest member owned clubs in the country.
Point O’ Woods, a Robert Trent Jones Sr. masterpiece, is known for its walkability. The park-like atmosphere with rolling terrain weaving past challenging greens, strategic hazards and the stands of venerable trees (some 6600 in all), was all part of the plan 60 years ago when Jones laid out the course which he later described as “perhaps my best American course.”
Recreational and clubhouse amenities include an 18 hole golf course, swimming & diving pool, tennis courts, a snack bar and restaurant. All this, along with a stylish new clubhouse overlooking the 18th green, makes for a family-friendly venue.
Puzzlemental Escape Room Adventures
Puzzlemental is a immersive interactive adventure where you and your team has 60 minutes to find clues, crack codes, and solve puzzles to complete your mission to and escape. Use your wit and teamwork in an adrenaline filled race to beat the clock. Come with your friends, family, colleagues, or it makes a great Date night. Puzzlemental is where you can become a mobster, gangster, bootlegger, or an FBI Agent.
Rocky Gap County Park
Overlooking Lake Michigan from a bluff in Benton Township, Rocky Gap County Park provides a wonderful place to enjoy the Lake Michigan shoreline.
There's a beach with 1,100 feet of lake frontage, an overlook platform, and spectacular views of the lake. It is an ideal location to take a relaxed lunch break, enjoy a sunset, or cool off with a quick swim.
Round Barn Brewery & Public House
Locally inspired food, craft beer, wine, and spirits are on the menu at Public House, home of the Round Barn Brewery. From small-batch Think Taps to one-of-a-kind Randalls, your palate will never be disappointed. Add a side of friendly service and a vibrant atmosphere set amongst Michigan’s sprawling countryside and you have a must-visit spot for family, friends, and anyone with an appetite for fun.
Round Barn Estate
The perfect mixture of flavor and fun, we are a top-rated destination for nearly 27 years now. Not only are we an award-winning winery, but a distillery, brewery & restaurant too! Our stunning turn-of-the-century Amish Round Barn is the exact space where wine tastings are conducted. Join us for wine tastings, craft beer, small-batch spirits, special events, and so much more!
Sarett Nature Center
Sarett is a community nature center located in southwestern Michigan, along the Paw Paw River valley. We have 1000 acres, 5 miles of trails, a nature center building and a recently completed tree top walkway. Inside the building we have displays of native animals and hands-on displays for kids.
Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals
Create some memories on one of our Surrey bikes to enjoy the town at a slower pace. Bike the bluff and beach on a cruiser bike. Double your fun on a tandem bike or try a comfortable bullet trike bike. Get on the water with kayaks and canoes, or book a pontoon boat or jetski. Scooter Joe's offers fun for everyone. Open daily at 10:30am through Labor Day.
Sea Hawk Charters
"Your best bet for all four seasons!"
Shuler Dairy Farm
Ever wonder where that milk and cheese really came from? What the life of a dairy cow is like? Come out and see and enjoy some delicious ice cream!!
5th generation Centennial farm in Baroda, Michigan with latest robotic milking system, tunnel ventilation and happy, comfortable cows. Tour today and enjoy fresh ice cream, see calves and bull and the latest innovative farming technology.
Silver Beach Carousel Society
You’ll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan’s Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine.
Silver Beach County Park
Located in St. Joseph at the mouth of the St. Joseph River, Silver Beach County Park features a clean, wide beach on Lake Michigan and public access to the South Pier. It is a favorite destination for a variety of beach and river front activities, ranging from swimming and beach volleyball to sunset strolls. Children's playground structures, barrier-free walkways, and the Shadowland Pavilion and Dunes Pavilion (which can be reserved for family gatherings and other special events) add to the many recreational opportunities available. Silver Beach is also host to many special events throughout the summer season.
Silver Harbor Brewing Company
Silver Harbor Brewing Company features a locally inspired new american style lunch and dinner menu plus 10-15 handcrafted beers on tap.
Sister Lakes Brewing Company
Sister Lakes Brewing Company is a family owned and family operated microbrewery in beautiful downtown Sister Lakes, Michigan. Our primary focus is on our community. Our mission is to create a public gathering place for the community to share our passion for great beer and allow them a place to share their passions. Maybe your passion is art, maybe it is creating music, or maybe it is something entirely different. Either way we welcome you into our space to share that passion.
Being able to work together as a family to run Sister Lakes Brewing Company is our dream come true. We pour our hearts and souls into our beers, our food and our lively, welcoming atmosphere. All of our beers are crafted in house in small 5 barrel batches. We feature a kitchen where all the food is made fresh, from scratch and with love, supporting local vendors whenever possible.
We invite you to join us in fostering community, one pint at a time!
Southwest Michigan Cycleboat
The Harbor Hopper is Southwest Michigan's best way to tour the water! Perfect for parties, team building or just getting on the water to enjoy our beauty!
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra
Today under the direction of Music Director Robin Fountain, the SMSO has acquired a reputation in the tri-state area for featuring new, surprising, and challenging works in a non-traditional repertoire.
St. Joseph Junior Foundation
The mission of the St Joseph Junior Foundation is to provide sailing and water safety instruction to youth and adults at an affordable price, and to provide a safe, fun environment in which they can learn and appreciate our natural resources, the waters of St. Joseph, Michigan.
The St. Joseph Junior Foundation (SJJF) will kick off its 2020 sailing program on June 22nd. That said, there’s still plenty of time to register for classes which will run throughout the summer. Our program offers youth sailing lessons for beginner to ad- vanced sailors ages 8-18. These classes are offered in the mornings with a one-week format or in the afternoons with a three-week format. SJJF also offers adult sailing classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information about SJJf sailing classes, visit www.sjjf.org.
St Joseph Junior Foundation is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1953 to teach water safety and sailing skills to children and adults.
St. Joseph River Canoe & Kayak Livery
St. Joseph River Yacht Club
Mission Statement: SJRYC strives to provide a casual atmosphere, affordable prices, and a spirit of fellowship, community, and education, building on a rich history of boating, swimming, and socializing in a uniquely nautical location.
Southwest Michigan's Number One Entertainment destination! Daily Bowling Specials, Leagues, Tournaments, Birthday Parties, Group Rates and more!
SWMI Brew Tours
SWMI Brew Tours was founded on the premise that making brewery visit plans should be easy. Based in the Saint Joseph area, we specialize in providing each customer with a wide array of brewery packages and services. Whether you’re looking for a quick cruise, trip with friends or team building, we can help you put together a tour you’ll never forget. We’re committed to service and excellence, and we’ll take care of all the details so you can start relaxing long before your next trip. Get in touch to learn more.
Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant
Approaching Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, one may be struck by a sense of history and nostalgia, whether this is your first visit or your fortieth. It’s as if the breeze rustling through the vineyards is whispering bygone tales of charm and comfort, taste and experience.
These stories have been spun over our past 50 years as a beacon on the Southwest Michigan wine trail. We’ve built a legacy by serving wines cultivated from the hands that planted the grapes, fare created from ingredients grown under Michigan soil and sun, and people that prefer a hug over a handshake.
We’re proud of our past, but take each new day as an opportunity to change the course of our future—and yours. We’ve started with a fresh new look that offers a modern vibe while still paying homage to our roots. You’re invited to come experience the fruit of our vines among awe-inspiring views, and with people who make you smile.
Tapistry Brewing has one goal: creating excellent craft beer. Whether it’s a classic English robust porter or an experimental dark smoked imperial saison, we craft our beverages with purpose, conviction and the highest quality ingredients available. Our beer is hand-crafted in beautiful Bridgman, MI, just one mile from Lake Michigan. Our taproom features 20 taps as well as an artisan menu and a relaxing beer garden for sunny summer days. We also distribute keg and packaged products for the entire state of Michigan as well as Northern Indiana. Look for our beers at your local pub or party store. If in search of our products, go to our website and click on "Beer", "where to find our beer". Or feel free to ask your favorite bottle shop or bar to bring us to you! Tapistry Brewing—combining artistry and chemistry.
The Ghostlight Theatre
The GhostLight Theatre is a new theatre performance venue in the Benton Harbor Arts District that seeks to illuminate the arts and culture of the area. We will create events where children and adults are more than observers, and become active participants in creation and exploration of a variety of performance media.
The brainchild of tenor Paul Mow, The GhostLight Theatre is a collaboration of local performing artists, business people, arts supporters, and enthusiastic audience members. For years, Paul had his dream of a community-based theater and, when he partnered with Martha Hesse, the dream took form. In January 2018, we leased a building in the Benton Harbor Arts District, and began plans for creating a “black box” style theater, backstage and workshop areas, two offices and a beautiful front lobby.
The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center
We are a non-profit museum that offers free public programming about twice a month. Our exhibitions are always free, and we can offer archival research assistance to those digging into local history! We are also a rental venue for your special events!
Located in the Arts District of downtown Benton Harbor, Michigan, The Livery features 18 taps of hand-forged beer, an outdoor/pet-friendly beer garden, free WIFI, and a kitchen featuring salads, sandwiches, and spent-grain pizzas made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Music and other live entertainment is regularly featured on the Livery Stage.
The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
Located on the campus of Lake Michigan College, the Mendel Center offers a rare combination of an ideal location, relaxed surroundings and excellent accommodations. Whether you are planning your wedding reception, entertaining clients from out of town or providing training for your staff, the Mendel Center is personally committed to ensure your utmost satisfaction.
- From relaxed and casual to elegant and formal, you'll agree, too, that the Mendel Center is the perfect location to hold your next event. All in a place that's centrally located and easy to travel to.
- Convenient location and parking
- Close to major shopping areas
- Within minutes to several major hotels
- 10 multi-function Rooms
- Executive board room
- 1,559-seat Performing Arts Theatre
- 234-seat Hanson Theatre
- Over 20,000 square feet of meeting space
- Comprehensive conference support services
- On-premise, full-service catering operation with liquor license
- Expert wedding reception consultation and planning services
- Corporate meetings & conferences
Each season The Mendel Center offers a star-packed season loaded with spectacular entertainment. The Mainstage has thrilled and entertained the residents of southwestern Michigan for 28 seasons.
The list of stars that have performed at the Mendel Center Mainstage includes Peter Frampton, Jim Belushi, Lewis Black, Paula Poundstone, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Weird Al Yankovic, Wild Kratts LIVE!, Jack Hanna, Little River Band, Mannheim Steamroller, and many more. Performances have also included international touring companies such as the Russian National Ballet and the Vienna Boys Choir.
The real star however is the Mendel Center Mainstage, with only 1,559 seats, the Mainstage provides intimacy between performer and patron. Patrons sit comfortably with plenty of leg room and unobstructed viewing. The stage, with an adjustable acoustic orchestra shell, can accommodate everything from a 100-piece orchestra to the biggest assemblage or a spotlight on a soloist.
Each season presents a fabulous variety of entertainment opportunities. The Mainstage is the heart of entertainment in southwest Michigan.
Few days will be as momentous as your wedding. Whether you are planning an intimate affair or a huge gala, the Mendel Center is the perfect venue for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. With our beautiful outdoor and indoor settings, we can help you make your wedding as elegant or as informal as you wish. Our wedding coordinator not only will listen to your wishes, but also, if asked, will offer ideas to make your day even better than you imagined.
At the Mendel Center, you will enjoy unparalleled service and deliciously catered food. No detail will go unattended. Our years of wedding experience will help ease your stress so you can enjoy your special day.
- On-site catering
- Off-site catering
- Full bar
- Wedding reception packages
- Spacious dressing rooms
- Custom decorating
- Custom menus
Check the Mendel Center website for more information regarding menus and wedding packages at themendelcenter.com.
Located one mile east of I-94 on Napier Avenue (Exit 30)
The Turquoise Top Hat
Inspiring Creativity, One Sign at a Time!
Our story begins in 2015 with a great love of DIY and all things painted! My mom and I set out on our creative journey by finding and flipping old furniture and decor and selling our painted pieces at vintage markets around Michigan. We often roped my sister in joining us on our travels, and it truly became a fun, family affair!
One of our favorite things to do is paint and distress wood signs, and the more signs I made the more requests I received from friends and family to make custom signs. Being a teacher at heart (an elementary teacher, to be exact), my first instinct has always been to show others the joy of making something themselves and find their inner creativity! In the fall of 2015, I began doing in-home sign painting parties for friends and after a few months, I had gained interest from local wineries and businesses. I was astonished at how many people were interested in this little side hustle of mine!
By March of 2016, I had booked so many parties that I couldn’t keep up! I decided it was time to pursue this passion full-time and I left my teaching position to grow The Turquoise Top Hat. As we continued to expand and meet so many amazing people, we decided it was time to open our own painting space. In June of 2017, we opened our Stevensville workshop and boutique and have had so much fun making this space our own! You can find us there teaching workshops, creating colorful things and enjoying the company of our customers (right near the shores of Lake Michigan)!
Our business has grown exponentially with the help of all of the amazing clients, customers, friends, and family who trust our creative process and endeavors, and we couldn’t be more thankful for each and every one of you! We are a small, family-run business, and your love and support mean more to us than any amount of money ever could.
Thanks for helping us live our small-business dreams!
Third Coast Paddling
Explore Southwest Michigan via kayak or paddleboard. Hourly rentals are available at the Paw Paw River, Galien River, and Silver Beach. Reserve your time for in advance at thirdcoastpaddling.com or just drop by! Selection may be more limited without a reservation.
Got a bigger crowd? No problem! Call us to make a reservation for groups between 20 and 70 people. It's a great option for parties, corporate retreats, or just getting together with family and friends.
Through Memorial Day: Open Saturday/Sunday 11 am-5 pm EST
Memorial Day through Labor Day: Open daily 10 am-6 pm EST
Sept. 9-Oct. 15 (weather permitting): Open Saturday/Sunday 11 am-5 pm EST
Hours subject to change due to weather conditions; visit thirdcoastpaddling.com for updates. Last rentals go out at 5 pm.
Tiscornia Beach is a family oriented park located on sixteen acres along the shoreline of Lake Michigan at the northwest corner of the City. Paid admission per vehicle is required for Non City Residents and those without Season Passes.
Twin City Players
Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit us at twincityplayers.org.
Vineyard 2121 began with a shared passion between husband and wife, Jeffrey and Deborah Pallas, and their love of quality wine. Our goal is to create a destination getaway that will invite you to a relaxing day, encourage a delicious wine tasting, or even welcome you to plan your next exciting event here. You will find yourself feeling nestled in a quiet and serene destination tucked away with hardwoods and pines lining the property’s perimeters. As you reach the southern border, our charming raspberry farm will delight you. Our three duck ponds create an idyllic scenery perfect for an outdoor wedding or event.
With the planned landscaping and exquisite attached outdoor brick patios your wine-tasting trip will turn into a captivating experience. Whether you are visiting from out of town or live nearby, you will want to return time and time again and we invite you to! The setting will bring you in, the atmosphere will keep you there, but the wine will leave you with pure happiness!
Watermark Brewing Company
We don't take ourselves seriously, but we do take what we do seriously.
Craft beer and great vibes in Stevensville, MI.
West Basin Marina
West Basin Marina is conveniently located just inside the pier heads one block from the public beach at Tiscornia Park and next to the St. Joseph River Yacht Club (Latitude/Longitude 42º07'N86º30'W). There are no drawbridges west of the West Basin Marina. The marina has 100 total boat slips, 90 seasonal and 10 transient, ranging in size from 30' to 50' in length. To make a guest reservation at West Basin Marina, please call 269-983-5432; in the off-season, please call 269-983-4731. Transient slips rates are the same as the State of Michigan's Rate Schedule.
- Laundry Facilities
- Fish Cleaning Station
- Gas & Diesel - 7 days a week
- Pump out Service
- Ship Store
- Winterization and Seasonal Storage
- Free shuttle to downtown during operating hours
- Free use of bicycles
The City Boat Launch is located on Anchor's Court, on Marina Island. There is a small daily per car/trailer parking fee for both residents and non-residents; residents and non-residents may purchase a season parking permit from the City Clerk's Office at City Hall. For current parking permit fees, click here.
Whirlpool Compass Fountain
Whirlpool Centennial Park and Compass Fountain, located below the bluff and adjacent to Silver Beach Center, opened in the fall of 2009. There is no fee to enjoy this amazing interactive fountain.
White Pine Winery
White Pine Winery showcases Southwest Michigan's finest wines and warm hospitality at our lakeshore destination in the charming town of St. Joseph. We produce a range of delicious red and white wines and specialize in aromatic whites like Riesling and Pinot Grigio. Visit us and our website!
Wolf's Marine is the Midwest's largest marine accessory store.
You will find top quality marine products at discount prices either in our store or online. We offer everything you need to have fun on or in the water, including top name brands in inflatables, sailboats and equipment, electronics, accessories, scuba equipment, clothing, and more.
Wolf's Marine is located in Southwest Michigan near the Lake Michigan shoreline. Benton Harbor and St. Joseph are twin cities located just 90 miles from Chicago, with convenient exits off I-94. This scenic area has five full service marinas, all close to downtown shops restaurants and other attractions.