Angela's Guidebook

Angela
Angela's Guidebook

Sightseeing

Lovely public beach with miles of Lake Michigan shoreline walking access. There is a stair case down to the beach with several benches along the 100 or so step stair case. A large parking lot, a picnic park with bathroom, tables, playground and large trees on the bluff
Hagar Park/Beach
A must see! Tiscornia Beach and the North Pier Light House. Located in St. Joseph approximately 20 minutes south of “Secluded Dunes”. This beach tends to be a little less crowded during the summer season. Tiscornia is a pay to park Beach. Public bathrooms available. Check out the website for Lighthouse Tour dates and times. “St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse”
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Tiscornia Park - St. Joseph
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A must see! Tiscornia Beach and the North Pier Light House. Located in St. Joseph approximately 20 minutes south of “Secluded Dunes”. This beach tends to be a little less crowded during the summer season. Tiscornia is a pay to park Beach. Public bathrooms available. Check out the website for Lighthouse Tour dates and times. “St. Joseph North Pier Lighthouse”
St. Joseph beaches are the perfect place to sunbathe and relax, but they’re also the perfect place to launch your next adventure. Set off across the waves and harness the wind on your sailboard. Take the plunge off the dunes and soar across Lake Michigan in a hang-glider. Plot your hiking, birding or photography adventure as you explore hundreds of acres of lakeside forest, rolling sand dunes, deep woods, hemlock swamp, cranberry bogs and more. Take your kayak out across the coast or take a journey down the river. Head out to catch your prize fish or enjoy a sunny boat trip on Lake Michigan. Whatever adventure you’re looking for, you can find it at St. Joseph, Michigan.
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Silver Beach
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St. Joseph beaches are the perfect place to sunbathe and relax, but they’re also the perfect place to launch your next adventure. Set off across the waves and harness the wind on your sailboard. Take the plunge off the dunes and soar across Lake Michigan in a hang-glider. Plot your hiking, birding or photography adventure as you explore hundreds of acres of lakeside forest, rolling sand dunes, deep woods, hemlock swamp, cranberry bogs and more. Take your kayak out across the coast or take a journey down the river. Head out to catch your prize fish or enjoy a sunny boat trip on Lake Michigan. Whatever adventure you’re looking for, you can find it at St. Joseph, Michigan.
Make your trip up the Sunset coast a little more pleasant with this stop off at a favorite Coloma park attraction. Stunning sunsets! Open all year from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.
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Roadside Park
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Make your trip up the Sunset coast a little more pleasant with this stop off at a favorite Coloma park attraction. Stunning sunsets! Open all year from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.
South Haven’s beach vibe is reminiscent of the beach towns along the East Coast: you’ll find a busy harbor complete with an iconic (and much-photographed) lighthouse; a long and walk-able pier that stretches way out into bright blue waters; and one of the cutest beach towns along the Lake Michigan coast.
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South Beach
1555 Water Street
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South Haven’s beach vibe is reminiscent of the beach towns along the East Coast: you’ll find a busy harbor complete with an iconic (and much-photographed) lighthouse; a long and walk-able pier that stretches way out into bright blue waters; and one of the cutest beach towns along the Lake Michigan coast.
Located just 4 miles from downtown South Haven, Lake Arvesta has amazing water attractions including two wibbit inflatable aqua parks and a full-size cable park - giving guests the opportunity to learn how to wakeboard, water ski, and kneeboard. Also features indoor and outdoor pickleball courts. Lake Arvesta Farms offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that can host private events for up to 300 people. Scenic views and serene surroundings paired with outdoor adventure make Lake Arvesta Farms a unique venue for weddings, social events, corporate outings or events, conferences, trade shows, or other large group events.
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Arvesta Sports Complex
05264 County Road 687
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Located just 4 miles from downtown South Haven, Lake Arvesta has amazing water attractions including two wibbit inflatable aqua parks and a full-size cable park - giving guests the opportunity to learn how to wakeboard, water ski, and kneeboard. Also features indoor and outdoor pickleball courts. Lake Arvesta Farms offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces that can host private events for up to 300 people. Scenic views and serene surroundings paired with outdoor adventure make Lake Arvesta Farms a unique venue for weddings, social events, corporate outings or events, conferences, trade shows, or other large group events.
Van Buren State Park is set along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The park is home to high dune formations, a modern campground, 1 mile of sandy beach, woodland trails and a day-use area. The day-use area offers picnic tables and grills, a picnic shelter and two modern restroom buildings. Lake Michigan provides a great area for swimming and a beautiful beach for sunbathing. From the park, visitors can access the Van Buren State Park Spur Trail, which offers a scenic, 4-mile paved route into the City of South Haven. Along the way, visitors can access Van Buren Trail State Park (gravel surface) near 16th Avenue and continue on an additional 12 miles (south) to the City of Hartford. The Kal-Haven Trail State Park connects in South Haven and provides 33.5 miles of additional trail.
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Van Buren Trail State Park
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Van Buren State Park is set along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The park is home to high dune formations, a modern campground, 1 mile of sandy beach, woodland trails and a day-use area. The day-use area offers picnic tables and grills, a picnic shelter and two modern restroom buildings. Lake Michigan provides a great area for swimming and a beautiful beach for sunbathing. From the park, visitors can access the Van Buren State Park Spur Trail, which offers a scenic, 4-mile paved route into the City of South Haven. Along the way, visitors can access Van Buren Trail State Park (gravel surface) near 16th Avenue and continue on an additional 12 miles (south) to the City of Hartford. The Kal-Haven Trail State Park connects in South Haven and provides 33.5 miles of additional trail.
This unique nature center has five miles of trails meandering through its 800 acres. Our trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms, and an easily accessible barrier-free walkway. Trails running along the Paw Paw River bluffs provide great views of the river valley below.
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Sarett Nature Center
2300 N Benton Center Rd
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This unique nature center has five miles of trails meandering through its 800 acres. Our trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms, and an easily accessible barrier-free walkway. Trails running along the Paw Paw River bluffs provide great views of the river valley below.
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Harbor Shores Golf Club
201 Graham Avenue
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Food scene

A must see! Beautiful Botanical Gardens & Delicious Coffee!
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Clifford's Coffee Canal
619 W Main St
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A must see! Beautiful Botanical Gardens & Delicious Coffee!
Delicious Pizza with a great atmosphere! Very busy and popular during the summer season. Call ahead for a reservation!
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Silver Beach Pizza
410 Vine Street
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Delicious Pizza with a great atmosphere! Very busy and popular during the summer season. Call ahead for a reservation!
Rooftop Dining overlooking Lake Michigan.
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RyeBelles Restaurant & Bar
518 Broad Street
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Rooftop Dining overlooking Lake Michigan.
Waterfront Bar in South Haven
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Captain Lou's
278 Dyckman Ave
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Waterfront Bar in South Haven
Located in the Benton Harbor Arts District! Absolutely Delicious!! Very Busy, call ahead for reservations
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The Mason Jar Cafe
210 Water Street
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Located in the Benton Harbor Arts District! Absolutely Delicious!! Very Busy, call ahead for reservations
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Plank's Tavern on the Water
800 Whitwam Dr
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Taste
402 Phoenix Street
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