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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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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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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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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.


There are particular places or activities where many people feel compelled to take a family photo or selfie. When traveling, I have even noticed instances where the sightseeing locations, visitor attractions etc., have intentionally marked these locations with a sign or built a platform to indicate where they think the best photo spot is.

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