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Group kayaking on the Paw Paw River.

Southwest Michigan is fertile ground for writers, photographers and videographers. Our stories sprout all four seasons along our Lake Michigan coastline and into our scenic countryside. You can find them at the top of ancient dunes, diving in search of centuries-old sunken ships; or pocketing rare beach glass and crinoids from soft-sand beaches. Our fresh water is precious, but our sunsets are gold. Every season, visitors pause their lives to stand along the bluff or shore to watch the sun slip beneath the line where the sky and water meet. The vivid colors are breathtaking.

A family walking on the beach at Grand Mere State Park.

Our stories go deep into our inland landscapes throughout Southwest Michigan. Taste sun-sweetened fruits while talking with fifth-generation farmers who harvested them. Sip award-winning craft wines, brews, ciders and spirits as you listen to what inspired their makers. Savor what gifted chefs create from our local bounty. Watch pros play on championship golf courses. Bring your clubs and challenge your game, too. Paddle or boat on glacier-carved lakes and rivers or hike nature trails across changing terrains. Marvel at spectacular ice formations. Discover our passion and fervor for art, music and sports at our fairs, concerts, festivals and events. Join our story.

Ask us for help with making connections. If you would like us to assist you in gathering your stories, or information about individual or group press tours, see our media services or story starters. We appreciate your interest in Southwest Michigan and look forward to making your assignment easier.

Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council Contact
Marcy Simpson
Executive Director
2300 Pipestone Road
Benton Harbor MI 49022 USA
(269) 925-6301

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