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 Fernwood Hiking Trail

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve is a beautiful place to visit year-round. You can explore its 105 acres of plants and wildlife, including several protected endangered and threatened species, at 13988 Range Line Road, Niles, Mich.

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Tosi's Dessert

The food scene in Southwest Michigan has been exploding in recent years with the addition of new restaurants, wineries and breweries. But where do locals go for sweet treats, decadent desserts and a caffeine buzz? With so many places to choose from, it’s hard to narrow down the list but here are a few of our favorites to help sweeten your stay.

Related Member: St. Joseph Today

St. Joseph's Magical Ice Fest

Get ready for some frosty fun in St. Joseph! The 16th Annual Magical Ice Festival looks to be bigger and better than ever and packed with family fun, ice competitions and even some frozen fish. The event, which runs from January 31 through February 2, is a great way to explore this charming lakeside town and celebrate the winter season.

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With the St. Joseph Winter Beer Fest happening soon, I thought I would share some tips on how to have the most fun at the event.

Related Member: Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area

Girls Board Ski Alaila Molly Liv

Are you heading to the slopes for the first time? Yay! You are in for a world of excitement no matter your age or how athletic you are. Skiing or snowboarding is always rewarding. No two days on the slopes are alike and being on the slopes will do you a world of good!

However, before you slide your boots into the bindings, here are important “first-timer” tips:

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