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Related Member: Froehlich's, Inn at Harbor Shores, Journeyman Distillery, Round Barn Estate, Mason Jar Cafe, Mark III Grille & Bar

a bowl of froehlichs pumpkin chili

As we near Thanksgiving in Southwest Michigan, it’s the best time to grab some pumpkin-flavored foods before peppermint sweeps in for the season. Luckily, some places are still serving pumpkin desserts, pumpkin chili, pumpkin coffees, pumpkin spice lattes and boozy pumpkin drinks. Here’s where you can get your last tastes of fall from in Southwest Michigan.

Related Member: Andrews University, Love Creek County Park & Nature Center, Dr. T.K. Lawless County Park

Winter Biking

Southwest Michigan is a known destination for outdoor enthusiasts, and cyclists aren’t to be excluded. If you are looking for a fun but challenging ride with beautiful scenery, below are some of the best local mountain bike trails to add to your itinerary.

Related Member: Silver Beach Carousel, Tiscornia Park

Moon & Whitcomb photo by Joshua Nowicki

The moon appears to be a simple thing to photograph, it looks so big and bright when viewing it in the night sky. Unfortunately, in photos, it often ends up looking like a small overexposed dot surrounded by darkness. This can be quite frustrating but it doesn't have to be. With the proper equipment, some planning and practice, you can create wonderful photos of the moon.

Related Member: The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, Lest We Forget

a photo of southwest michigan veteran Larry Wozniak

Every year on November 11, our nation pays tribute to those who bravely served or sacrificed their lives in the U.S. military. Originally, this federal holiday was known as Armistice Day, marking the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. In 1954, the name was changed to Veterans Day in order to honor American veterans of all wars. 

Related Member: Chartreuse

Chartreuse Gallery

It’s that time of year when we look for ways to freshen the paintings on our walls, the decor on our tables and shelves and our wardrobe and accessories. Plus, there’s the heightened desire to find special gifts for our parents, in-laws, siblings, significant others, co-workers, clients and friends — and we want to do it in-person, not online.

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