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July is when Southwest Michigan’s summer produce really blossoms! Farmers markets and farm stands will be overflowing with an assortment of fresh fresh fruits & veggies from a variety of vendors. Check out the last page of our Farms & Harvest Guide for a list of community farmers markets.

Related Member: Warren Dunes State Park, Grand Mere State Park, Deerlick Creek Beach (South Haven Township Park), Hagar Beach, Roadside Park

Does your dog love the water? Chasing waves? Leaping up to catch Frisbees on the sand? Then bring your tail-wagging friend to Southwest Michigan. Five of our Lake Michigan beaches welcome pets.

Related Member: Warren Dunes State Park, Jean Klock Park, Silver Beach County Park

Volleyball at Silver Beach

Sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand. It’s an iconic image of summer – and frankly, no summer feels complete without at least one beach day (at least to me). If you’re looking to spend a day at the beach in Southwest Michigan, consider these tips while planning your trip.

Michigan Maritime Museum - Friends Good Will - photo by Joshua Nowicki

The dog days of August have the power to lull you into thinking summer will last forever. Then suddenly school is back in session and the leaves are turning. Don't waste another minute. Start living your summer of 2019 Southwest Michigan bucket list! Need a few ideas to get started? We have ten to set you on your way to building a heap of warm weather memories.

Related Member: The Golf Club at Harbor Shores, Inn at Harbor Shores

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Harbor Shores is known for its world class golf course, but there is so much more to enjoy. With 12 miles of paved and unpaved trails open to the public, everyone has the opportunity to enjoy a walk, hike, bike ride, etc. through this delightfully scenic area of southwest michigan.

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