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A group of friends at the Makers Trail Festival
Related Member: Weko Beach Campground, Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Do you like trying new craft beers, wines, ciders and spirits? Are you a fan of beach parties? Then you won’t want to miss out on Southwest Michigan’s biggest beach party — the Makers Trail Festival!

A glass of Tabor Hill cranberry wine
Related Member: Baroda Founders Wine Cellar, Contessa Wine Cellars, Dablon Vineyards Winery & Tasting Room, Domaine Berrien Cellars, Free Run Cellars, Gravity, Hickory Creek Winery, Karma Vista Vineyards, Lake Michigan Vintners, Lazy Ballerina Winery: Saint Joseph Tasting Room, Lehman's Farmhouse, Lehman's Orchard, Lemon Creek Winery, Red Top Winery, Round Barn Winery & Estate, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, 12 Corners Vineyards, Vineyard 2121, White Pine Winery, Moonrise, Chill Hill, St. Julian - Tastings & Retail Store

So you love wine.

Red, white, blush. Sweet, dry, sparkling. You enjoy it all. Chances are you'd be a sommelier if you didn't have to go back to school. You're also a huge fan of the winery experience. From tastings to tours to simply kicking back with a glass of your favorite vino, wineries are your happy place.

View from the bluff of a music event in St. Joseph.
Related Member: St. Joseph Today, The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, Whirlpool Compass Fountain

Summer fun kicks off with the Compass Music Fest on Saturday, May 21, in St. Joseph, Michigan. Read below for the inside scoop on how to make the most of the day from St. Joseph Today!

A variety of cannabis products.
Related Member: NOBO, The ReLeaf Center, Green Stem

When visiting a dispensary for the first time, odds are, there will be some common language that you haven’t heard used before in the context. To help you prepare for that, here are some cannabis terms you need to know!

Customer at checkout at a dispensary.
Related Member: NOBO, The ReLeaf Center, Green Stem

We’ve all been put in a new situation before and know how nerve-wracking it can be. Even experiences that are supposed to be enjoyable become overwhelming when you step out of your comfort zone. However, we want to help with that feeling as much as we can. If Southwest Michigan is where you’ll be visiting a dispensary for the first time, welcome! We want you to enjoy your experience enough that you’ll come back to try new products and feel more at ease. That’s why we’re answering some questions you may have. Here’s what to know before visiting a dispensary for the first time.

Visit SW MI app being used on phone with the St. Joe lighthouse in the background.

Planning the perfect day in Southwest Michigan just got much easier! We’re excited to unveil the Southwest Michigan Widget on our site with integrated mobile apps. This is a new, interactive way to map out everything visitors don’t want to miss in Southwest Michigan. 

Related Member: Round Barn Winery & Estate, Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

Two Men hiking the Mt Tabor Trail

Two Makers Trail destinations, Round Barn Estate in Baroda and Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant in Buchanan, have hit upon a fun tasting experience that you won’t find anywhere else in Southwest Michigan! These Moersch Hospitality Group sister wineries have created Mt. Tabor Trails — four trails that wind through the picturesque vineyards, fields and woods between them.

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