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Lemon Creek Winery

When Cathy Lemon, winery manager at Lemon Creek Winery and Farm Market, says, “Farming is in our blood,” it’s true. Her husband, Jeff, is part of the family’s sixth generation to work the land located six miles to the east of Lake Michigan in Berrien Springs. Its high-point vantage escapes most spring and fall frosts making it one of the best places to grow fruit in the U.S. That’s something Eli Lemon discovered when he bought the original 65 acres in 1837, the same year Michigan became a state.

Fishing with Dad

As nice as a new tie or package of golf balls may be for your dad or grandpa, carving out time together is the gift he’ll treasure. So, what can you do June 15-17? We’ve been entertaining dads for centuries in Southwest Michigan and you’ll have no trouble packing a day or two with memory-making activities. Plan to stay over in one of our lodgings to give you more options. You can save the tie idea for his birthday or Christmas.

When it comes to making moms feel special, Southwest Michigan does it right. Not only do we have wonderful getaway destinations where she can truly relax and unwind, but we also have a whole weekend of ways to say, “I love you, Mom.” Below are a few ideas – you’ll find more here.


Good times bloom every day, April 29-May 5

It’s blossom time! You’ve heard destinations brag about their fall color (we do, too). But Southwest Michigan also has boasting rights each spring. Our countryside and towns are gorgeous this time of year! Our orchards and tree-lined streets are bursting with pastel blossoms and their fragrances fill the air from late-April to mid-May. Ahhhhh! Make plans now to stay over for a weekend or an entire week of spring fun and relaxation.

srpga bentonharbor

While millions of golf enthusiasts from around the world can only watch the 79th Annual KitchenAid® Senior PGA Championship on television May 22-27, you can be right there at Harbor Shores Golf Club in Benton Harbor. This marks an unprecedented fourth year that this major golf championship will return to Southwest Michigan and we’re thrilled!

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