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Related Member: Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Love Creek County Park & Nature Center, Madeline Bertrand County Park, Warren Dunes State Park, Galien River County Park, Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park, Fred Russ Forest Park, Kal-Haven Trail Sesquicentennial State Park

Fernwood Botanical Garden

The snow is melting and the sun is shining. Soon enough, that extra bit of daylight will make fitting in a hike much easier! All over Southwest Michigan, you’ll find peaceful paths and trek-worthy trails with beautiful views. Whether you like sinking your feet into the sand, steep dune climbs, paved walkways or an easy dirt course, you’re sure to find the perfect route here. These are some of our favorite places to take a hike:

Related Member: Inn at Harbor Shores, Plank’s Tavern on the Water

Inn At Harbor Shores

Your search for a high-end hotel in Southwest Michigan is over. Tucked into an area looking over the St. Joseph River is a premier, year-round resort destination — the Inn at Harbor Shores, 800 Whitwam Dr., St. Joseph.

Related Member: Silver Harbor Brewing Company

Silver Harbor

How the dream was kickstarted

In 2011, Christian Cook began homebrewing. With his downtime invested in learning the process and adapting to craft beer culture, owning a brewery seemed like a dream job that would never pan out.

Related Member: FuzzyButz Pet Bakery & Boutique

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Everyone loves to go on vacation, but if you’re like me you hate leaving your pets behind. It can be difficult (and expensive) to travel with animals but luckily Southwestern Michigan is a very pet-friendly place. You can find many hotels, restaurants, wineries, breweries, distilleries, trails, beaches, farms, campgrounds and shops that will welcome your pets as they would any other member of your family. To help plan your pet-friendly vacation, here are some places I would recommend staying and visiting while you’re here. You can also download the pet-friendly guide for more information.

Related Member: Domaine Berrien Cellars, Karma Vista Vineyards, Lemon Creek Winery, 12 Corners Vineyards

Lemon Creek Winery Awards

Try these medal winners on your Makers Trail tour

If your wine cabinet selections need refreshing, head out to the Southwest Michigan Makers Trail. While the coronavirus pandemic canceled many 2020 wine competitions, several local wineries picked up awards for their vintages in recent years. Come toast their victories!

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