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Young Flight

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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Vacation may be the only chance you get to make time for breakfast, and when in Southwest Michigan, you will be glad you did. Whether you live for breakfast food or you’d rather drink your breakfast you’ll definitely want to start your day at one of these amazing restaurants:

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One of the best things about visiting Southwest Michigan in the summer is taking home flowers, fruits & veggies fresh from our farm stands. Farmers markets will also be popping up now through October with an assortment of fresh produce from a variety of vendors. Check out the last page of our Farms & Harvest Guide for a list of community farmers markets.

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Piggott’s Farm Market & Bakery

Seventy years ago, Laurel and Francis Piggott started their farm, L.H. Piggott & Girls located on Napier Avenue in Benton Township, in honor of their six daughters. Today, the farm market is owned by the second generation, ran by the third generation, and a fourth generation can be seen from time to time enjoying the farm fresh fruits and veggies and enjoying the family farm.

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By Rusty Malkemes

The Great Lakes provide a unique opportunity to enjoy various water sports year round. Dropping into a wave and cruising down the line while surfing is such an exhilarating feeling. Kiteboarding is a straight-up adrenaline rush as you’re literally harnessed to the wind with the ability to race across the water and fly through air. No matter your interest, there are plenty of ways to get out on the water locally.

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