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Related Member: Warren Dunes State Park, Jean Klock Park, Silver Beach County Park

Volleyball at Silver Beach

Sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand. It’s an iconic image of summer – and frankly, no summer feels complete without at least one beach day (at least to me). If you’re looking to spend a day at the beach in Southwest Michigan, consider these tips while planning your trip.

Michigan Maritime Museum - Friends Good Will - photo by Joshua Nowicki

The dog days of August have the power to lull you into thinking summer will last forever. Then suddenly school is back in session and the leaves are turning. Don't waste another minute. Start living your summer of 2019 Southwest Michigan bucket list! Need a few ideas to get started? We have ten to set you on your way to building a heap of warm weather memories.

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Happy birthday to the U.S.A.! Locals and visitors love to celebrate the red, white and blue from dawn’s early light to shimmering fountains of color in our Southwest Michigan skies at night. So where can you catch the best fireworks displays in 2019? Here are our “insider” suggestions:

Related Member: The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Inn at Harbor Shores

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Harbor Shores is known for its world class golf course, but there is so much more to enjoy. With 12 miles of paved and unpaved trails open to the public, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a walk, hike, bike ride, etc. through this delightfully scenic area of southwest michigan.

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Southwest Michigan is home to the vibrant and artistic Twin Cities of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph. Visiting the waterfronts of Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River, walking along Lake Boulevard in St. Joseph or exploring the Arts District of Benton Harbor soon reveals that there is a wide range of artists and artworks integrated throughout the community. In particular, there are several publicly placed outdoor sculptures and monuments. As part of the community, these artworks and memorials are a source of community pride. They beautify our neighborhoods and make them unique.

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