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While there isn’t much that compares to a sunny day in Southwest Michigan, occasionally Mother Nature doesn’t want to cooperate. But don’t let a little rain stop you from experiencing the beauty of the region’s changing fall landscape and all the fun it has to offer. Below is a list of activities that will keep the whole family dry and smiling on a rainy day. 

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No trip to St. Joseph is complete without riding the Silver Beach Carousel, open year-round and just a short walk from the shores of Lake Michigan. Before you plan your trip, here are 10 tips for making the most of your visit to the Carousel:

Related Member: Grape and Grain Tours, LLC


We recently asked Ashley Rojics Rubino to share how you can have more fun visiting wineries, breweries and distilleries along the Southwest Michigan Makers Trail. Here’s what she had to say about letting Grape and Grain Tours do the driving:


July is when Southwest Michigan’s summer produce really blossoms! Farmers markets and farm stands will be overflowing with an assortment of fresh fresh fruits & veggies from a variety of vendors. Check out the last page of our Farms & Harvest Guide for a list of community farmers markets.

Related Member: Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Mere State Park, Deerlick Creek Beach (South Haven Township Park), Hagar Beach, Roadside Park

Does your dog love the water? Chasing waves? Leaping up to catch Frisbees on the sand? Then bring your tail-wagging friend to Southwest Michigan. Five of our Lake Michigan beaches welcome pets.

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