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Related Member: Crystal Springs Florist & Greenhouses, Inc., Froehlich's, FuzzyButz Pet Bakery & Boutique, Kilwins Ice Cream-Fudge-Chocolate Shoppe, Silver Beach Carousel, Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area, Third Coast Surf Shop, Watervliet Fruit Exchange

Shopping in downtown St. Joseph Michigan

Holiday shopping days are flying by “like the down of a thistle,” but there’s no need to panic. There is still time to get your last-minute holiday shopping done. The local shops in Southwest Michigan are here to help. Our festively decorated towns along Lake Michigan and scattered throughout our countryside make present gathering fun. There are so many advantages to making this your holiday gift-buying destination: 

Related Member: Pinecrest Christmas Tree Farm

A Person Carrying a Christmas Tree

It’s that time of year again where we are scrambling online to search for a “Christmas tree farm near me” in hopes of a quick answer for U-cut and pre-cut options. This year, look no further.

Related Member: Krasl Art Center, Lest We Forget, Silver Beach Carousel, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, Arclight Brewing Company, Twin City Players

Southwest Michigan Fall Color Report

Our fall color show continues in Southwest Michigan! If you haven’t made your fall color tour yet, come this weekend. Bright gold, red, orange and deep brown leaves create a camera-clicking canopy of color along our roads and trails. Falling leaves are creating a quilt of autumn hues on the ground and as they float in our rivers, streams and lakes, too.

Related Member: Froehlich's, Inn at Harbor Shores, Journeyman Distillery, Round Barn Estate, Mason Jar Cafe, Mark III Grille & Bar

a bowl of froehlichs pumpkin chili

As we near Thanksgiving in Southwest Michigan, it’s the best time to grab some pumpkin-flavored foods before peppermint sweeps in for the season. Luckily, some places are still serving pumpkin desserts, pumpkin chili, pumpkin coffees, pumpkin spice lattes and boozy pumpkin drinks. Here’s where you can get your last tastes of fall from in Southwest Michigan.

Related Member: Andrews University, Love Creek County Park & Nature Center, Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park

Winter Biking

Southwest Michigan is a known destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and cyclists aren’t to be excluded. If you are looking for a fun but challenging ride with beautiful scenery, below are some of the best local mountain bike trails to add to your itinerary.

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