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Related Member: Dablon Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, Inn at Harbor Shores, Kilwins Ice Cream-Fudge-Chocolate Shoppe, Round Barn Estate, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, The Boulevard Inn, Bistro on the Boulevard, Iron Shoe Distillery, Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park, Plank’s Tavern on the Water

Valentines Day

Indoor dining is opening back up in Southwest Michigan just in time for Valentine’s Day! But with limited seating available, it’s a great idea to plan your Valentine’s Day celebration in advance and consider celebrating throughout the week. We’ve compiled a list of date night ideas you can enjoy each day leading up to Valentine’s Day so you can choose your favorite or celebrate all week long.

Related Member: Domaine Berrien Cellars, Lemon Creek Winery, 12 Corners Vineyards, White Pine Winery, Chill Hill, St. Julian - Tastings & Retail Store

It’s rare to find … even rarer to make it … but along Southwest Michigan’s Makers Trail you can discover wines that some describe as liquid gold, others dessert in a glass and vintners call “ice wine.”

Related Member: Love Creek County Park & Nature Center, Round Barn Estate, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Mere State Park, Jean Klock Park, Warren Woods State Park, Van Buren Trail State Park, Fred Russ Forest Park, Riverview Park

Snowshoeing at Love Creek

When the snow is too deep to hike your favorite trails it is time to get out the snowshoes. Snowshoeing gives you the freedom to explore the natural splendor of Southwest Michigan more than any other winter recreational sport. All you need six or more inches of snow, a bit of practice and you are ready to go. The destinations are almost endless: tranquil wooded areas, towering dunes, rolling hills, ice-coated shorelines, vineyards, frozen lakes and more.

Related Member: Love Creek County Park & Nature Center, Madeline Bertrand County Park, Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Mere State Park, Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park, Fred Russ Forest Park

Cross Country Ski

In the summer months, our shoreline and parks are bustling but in the winter they are often bastions of majestic solemnity. Glide along the serene Lake Michigan shore. Swoosh beneath trees flocked with soft snow and across smooth frozen lakes. Or coast down gentle dunes. Cross country skiing in Southwest Michigan’s varied terrain offers visitors a perfect balance of aerobic exercise and peaceful relaxation. And if you are an advanced skier who wakes early to enjoy the sunrise and make your own trail, you may only have to share the frosty-white landscape with the wildlife.

Related Member: Love Creek County Park & Nature Center, Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area, Warren Dunes State Park, Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park


Winter is here in Southwest Michigan, and it’s time to get outside, get fresh air, and take in some frosty fun. Here are five ideas for getting out this winter:

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