See Chicago from Southwest Michigan
You may come for a visit to see Lake Michigan and experience our quaint beachfront towns, but while you’re here, you may see a major city on the horizon. Did you know that with the right conditions, you’ll catch skyscrapers seemingly floating on the lake in the distance? That’s right, you can see Chicago from Southwest Michigan.
Best places to watch the sunset in Southwest Michigan
Whether inland or by the coast, Southwest Michigan’s sunset game is strong! Enjoy a great meal with the family, or a weekend getaway with your sweetie or your besties, and take in an after-dinner treat featuring beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow streaked across the western skyline. As a native to the area, I have more than a few personal favorite spots to watch myself. Enjoy the best places to watch the sunset in Southwest Michigan.
Visit Galien River County Park for over-the-top marsh views — literally!
Two-plus decades ago, the Berrien County Parks and Recreation Commission acquired 86 acres of upland and wetland habitats along the Galien River in New Buffalo Township. Today, those acres comprise the Galien River County Park at 17424 Red Arrow Highway, New Buffalo. The wetlands are part of the New Buffalo Marsh — a Great Lakes marsh formed upstream from the river’s mouth at Lake Michigan.
Southwest Michigan’s best fall hiking trails
- Jessica Springer
The days are shorter, the air is cooler, and that can only mean one thing — fall has arrived! Nature has begun its yearly transformation and will soon be ablaze in bright shades of red, orange and yellow.
Discover why St. Joseph is one of the most romantic places in Michigan
A few years ago, the Detroit Free Press named the City of St. Joseph “Michigan’s Most Romantic City.” Today, it’s a very popular destination not only for romantic getaways but for weddings and honeymoons, too. Here are ways to celebrate your love in a town that warmly welcomes lovers:
Top Free Fall Activities in Southwest Michigan
From the gorgeous fall colors to the bountiful harvest that fills our Lake Michigan coast, fall is one of the best times to travel to Southwest Michigan. It is also a more affordable and calmer time of year to visit since our busy summer season has come to an end. You will find plenty of free activities in and around St. Joseph that are perfect for anyone on a budget. Here are the top free things to do in Southwest Michigan this fall:
Six insider tips for planning your wedding - and other special events - in Southwest Michigan
- Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
Are you … or someone you know … thinking about getting married? Do you have a special occasion to celebrate? A family reunion? A meet-up weekend with your college sorority or fraternity? A significant anniversary or retirement?