Guidebook for Lawton

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Guidebook for Lawton

Events & Activities

Since 1917, the West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) has worked to market the very best of West Michigan to travelers from around the world. https://www.wmta.org/
West Michigan Tourist Association
781B Kenmoor Ave SE
Since 1917, the West Michigan Tourist Association (WMTA) has worked to market the very best of West Michigan to travelers from around the world. https://www.wmta.org/
Events & activities in and around Kalamazoo, MI
Discover Kalamazoo
141 E Michigan Ave
Events & activities in and around Kalamazoo, MI
Upcoming events, trip planning advice and compelling stories from Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
2300 Pipestone Rd
Upcoming events, trip planning advice and compelling stories from Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
Enjoy Van Buren County! Whether you are visiting for the weekend or in for an extended stay. Come and enjoy our beautiful sandy beaches, extensive trails, inland lakes, fresh produce, wineries, or our many outdoor activities. There is much to see and do in Van Buren County. https://www.vbco.org/tourism.asp
Van Buren County
Enjoy Van Buren County! Whether you are visiting for the weekend or in for an extended stay. Come and enjoy our beautiful sandy beaches, extensive trails, inland lakes, fresh produce, wineries, or our many outdoor activities. There is much to see and do in Van Buren County. https://www.vbco.org/tourism.asp
The South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau is your local South Haven and West Michigan tourism and vacation experts.
South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
The South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau is your local South Haven and West Michigan tourism and vacation experts.
Harbor Country is close by, yet a world away. It is a trademarked destination for an eclectic collection of 8 towns: Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, and Sawyer. Harbor Country combines the best of both worlds — endless days at the beach and countrysides brimming with farms and orchards. Add a vibrant arts and culture community, a lively local food scene, and an explosion of world-class wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, it’s no wonder that Harbor Country has also become a year-round home for ex-urbanites in search of a slower pace of life amid the natural beauty of the Lake Michigan shore.
Official Harbor Country® Chamber of Commerce
15311 Three Oaks Rd
Harbor Country is close by, yet a world away. It is a trademarked destination for an eclectic collection of 8 towns: Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, and Sawyer. Harbor Country combines the best of both worlds — endless days at the beach and countrysides brimming with farms and orchards. Add a vibrant arts and culture community, a lively local food scene, and an explosion of world-class wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, it’s no wonder that Harbor Country has also become a year-round home for ex-urbanites in search of a slower pace of life amid the natural beauty of the Lake Michigan shore.

Food Scene

Michigan's Largest Selection of Imported Beers Casual Dining-Full Menu-Appetizers-Cocktails
Big T Restaurant
155 North Main Street
Michigan's Largest Selection of Imported Beers Casual Dining-Full Menu-Appetizers-Cocktails
At La Cantina in Paw Paw, Michigan, we pair excellent hand-crafted Italian food cooked by great chefs with a casual and fun atmosphere. We offer a great casual fine dining experience. Our homemade sauce blend compliments any of our pastas and Italian meats. We offer veal, New York strip, certified black angus filet, lobster, mussels, walleye, and other seafoods and are even known for our mouth-watering BBQ ribs. And as the first restaurant to offer pizza in the Southwest Michigan area, our hearth-baked pizzas are sure to delight. With a large selection of appetizers, dessert specials, full bar, and wine offerings, you may come in for a snack and ending up staying for the evening enjoying delicious food and great conversation.
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La Cantina
139 West Michigan Avenue
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At La Cantina in Paw Paw, Michigan, we pair excellent hand-crafted Italian food cooked by great chefs with a casual and fun atmosphere. We offer a great casual fine dining experience. Our homemade sauce blend compliments any of our pastas and Italian meats. We offer veal, New York strip, certified black angus filet, lobster, mussels, walleye, and other seafoods and are even known for our mouth-watering BBQ ribs. And as the first restaurant to offer pizza in the Southwest Michigan area, our hearth-baked pizzas are sure to delight. With a large selection of appetizers, dessert specials, full bar, and wine offerings, you may come in for a snack and ending up staying for the evening enjoying delicious food and great conversation.
In a lodge-retreat atmosphere in the heart of Portage the true fieldstone fireplace is made of stones from owner Ken Miller's property. Enjoy the view overlooking the natural wetlands of the Moors Golf Club.
Fieldstone Grill
3970 W Centre Ave
In a lodge-retreat atmosphere in the heart of Portage the true fieldstone fireplace is made of stones from owner Ken Miller's property. Enjoy the view overlooking the natural wetlands of the Moors Golf Club.

Wineries

As Michigan’s oldest winery, St. Julian Winery truly reflects the soul of Michigan. For nearly 100 years and spanning generations, we have focused on achieving the highest quality and consistency in our products. Through the years we have cultivated land in the state’s most premium appellation — Lake Michigan Shore, which has lead to our unrelenting commitment to using local fruit and resources to craft our exceptional products. Our dedication to creating the finest quality from farm to bottle, while supporting our local community, has allowed the best of our state to shine through in every bottle.
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St. Julian Winery
716 South Kalamazoo Street
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As Michigan’s oldest winery, St. Julian Winery truly reflects the soul of Michigan. For nearly 100 years and spanning generations, we have focused on achieving the highest quality and consistency in our products. Through the years we have cultivated land in the state’s most premium appellation — Lake Michigan Shore, which has lead to our unrelenting commitment to using local fruit and resources to craft our exceptional products. Our dedication to creating the finest quality from farm to bottle, while supporting our local community, has allowed the best of our state to shine through in every bottle.
Cody Kresta is a small, family winery specializing in hand-crafted wines produced at our vintage 1882 homestead in southern Michigan. We are dedicated to sharing quality wines with our friends, family, and community while helping to preserve our rural countryside. All grapes used in our wines are grown in the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation, including those from our own estate vineyard.
Cody Kresta Vineyard and Winery
45727 27th St
Cody Kresta is a small, family winery specializing in hand-crafted wines produced at our vintage 1882 homestead in southern Michigan. We are dedicated to sharing quality wines with our friends, family, and community while helping to preserve our rural countryside. All grapes used in our wines are grown in the Lake Michigan Shore Appellation, including those from our own estate vineyard.
We’ve been growing wine grapes at our vineyard in Lawton, Michigan since 1974, and we opened our production facility and tasting room on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo in 2008. All of the wine that we produce comes from grapes grown either in our vineyard or in neighboring vineyards in the Lake Michigan Shore AVA. While we make a variety of wines, we strive for well balanced, food-friendly wines ranging from elegant, dry reds to dessert wines, many of which have already won awards. The grapes are in Lawton…your fun is in Kalamazoo!
Lawton Ridge Winery
8456 Stadium Dr
We’ve been growing wine grapes at our vineyard in Lawton, Michigan since 1974, and we opened our production facility and tasting room on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo in 2008. All of the wine that we produce comes from grapes grown either in our vineyard or in neighboring vineyards in the Lake Michigan Shore AVA. While we make a variety of wines, we strive for well balanced, food-friendly wines ranging from elegant, dry reds to dessert wines, many of which have already won awards. The grapes are in Lawton…your fun is in Kalamazoo!
Located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, Tempo Vino Winery is a unique experience for all wine lovers, from the curious novice to the seasoned connoisseur. Not only can you stop in and sample our wines at the tasting bar, you can even make your own private label wine. We proudly offer: Custom wine and labels for wedding favors and receptions Private label wine for your business Private winemaking and wine tasting parties Wine accessories Gift baskets Supplies for home winemakers
Tempo Vino Winery of Kalamazoo
260 E Michigan Ave
Located in the heart of downtown Kalamazoo, Tempo Vino Winery is a unique experience for all wine lovers, from the curious novice to the seasoned connoisseur. Not only can you stop in and sample our wines at the tasting bar, you can even make your own private label wine. We proudly offer: Custom wine and labels for wedding favors and receptions Private label wine for your business Private winemaking and wine tasting parties Wine accessories Gift baskets Supplies for home winemakers
Nestled along the Lake Michigan Shore appellation, and founded in 1938, Warner Vineyards is one of Michigan’s oldest wineries. Our wines have been served at the White House and 2 Super Bowls. As the 3rd generation of Warners’, we look forward to welcoming you to one of our tasting rooms to sample our award-winning wines.
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Warner Vineyards
706 South Kalamazoo Street
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Nestled along the Lake Michigan Shore appellation, and founded in 1938, Warner Vineyards is one of Michigan’s oldest wineries. Our wines have been served at the White House and 2 Super Bowls. As the 3rd generation of Warners’, we look forward to welcoming you to one of our tasting rooms to sample our award-winning wines.

Parks & Nature

Silver Beach County Park is located in St. Joseph, Michigan at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. Silver Beach County Park features a clean, wide beach on Lake Michigan and public access to the South Pier. Of the Park's 2,450 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, 1,600 feet are dedicated for a public swimming area in the summer months. Silver Beach became a Berrien County Park in the early 1990s, and many improvements have been made over the years to make it a premier tourist destination in Southwest Michigan. https://berriencounty.org/1295/Silver-Beach-County-Park
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Silver Beach County Park
101 Broad Street
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Silver Beach County Park is located in St. Joseph, Michigan at the mouth of the St. Joseph River. Silver Beach County Park features a clean, wide beach on Lake Michigan and public access to the South Pier. Of the Park's 2,450 feet of Lake Michigan frontage, 1,600 feet are dedicated for a public swimming area in the summer months. Silver Beach became a Berrien County Park in the early 1990s, and many improvements have been made over the years to make it a premier tourist destination in Southwest Michigan. https://berriencounty.org/1295/Silver-Beach-County-Park
South Haven is fortunate to have seven public beaches or access sites. The North and South Beaches are the largest and most frequently used. Both have concession stands, restrooms, play equipment, and parking areas. South Beach has the big red lighthouse. North Beach is set up for volleyball games. Packard Park offers restrooms, grills and picnic tables. The other beach access sites do not offer any amenities other than sun, sand, and Lake Michigan. http://www.south-haven.com/parks_and_recreation/beaches.php
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North Beach
Lakeshore Drive
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South Haven is fortunate to have seven public beaches or access sites. The North and South Beaches are the largest and most frequently used. Both have concession stands, restrooms, play equipment, and parking areas. South Beach has the big red lighthouse. North Beach is set up for volleyball games. Packard Park offers restrooms, grills and picnic tables. The other beach access sites do not offer any amenities other than sun, sand, and Lake Michigan. http://www.south-haven.com/parks_and_recreation/beaches.php
Ramona Park has something for everyone from the fisherman to the beach bum! Located off Sprinkle Road with access to Long Lake, Ramona Park is truly a family destination site. Ramona Park has a fully-staffed and lifeguarded beach and is home to a creative, accessible playground with a colorful soft surface. A great location for a company summer picnic, Ramona offers a large group area for parties over 150 people. http://www.portagemi.gov/Departments/ParksRecreation/ParksAmenitiesListing/RamonaPark.aspx
Ramona Park Beach
Ramona Park has something for everyone from the fisherman to the beach bum! Located off Sprinkle Road with access to Long Lake, Ramona Park is truly a family destination site. Ramona Park has a fully-staffed and lifeguarded beach and is home to a creative, accessible playground with a colorful soft surface. A great location for a company summer picnic, Ramona offers a large group area for parties over 150 people. http://www.portagemi.gov/Departments/ParksRecreation/ParksAmenitiesListing/RamonaPark.aspx
Fort Custer State Recreation Area is a 3,033-acre park located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The park features three lakes, the Kalamazoo River, a campground, a swimming beach, boat rentals, more than 25 miles of multi-use trails, paddling and fishing opportunities, second growth forests and remnant areas of prairie. The trail system is popular with mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers and dog sledders.
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Fort Custer State Recreation Area
5163 Fort Custer Drive
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Fort Custer State Recreation Area is a 3,033-acre park located between Battle Creek and Kalamazoo. The park features three lakes, the Kalamazoo River, a campground, a swimming beach, boat rentals, more than 25 miles of multi-use trails, paddling and fishing opportunities, second growth forests and remnant areas of prairie. The trail system is popular with mountain bikers, equestrians, hikers and dog sledders.
Markin Glen features unique and beautiful natural features. From the top of one of the highest points in Kalamazoo, hikers can experience a scenic view of downtown. The park is also home to a wide variety of spring flowers and has a mature beech maple forest. The state-of-the-art campground was opened in 2004 and offers 38 sites conveniently located just north of downtown Kalamazoo.
Markin Glen Park
5300 N Westnedge Ave
Markin Glen features unique and beautiful natural features. From the top of one of the highest points in Kalamazoo, hikers can experience a scenic view of downtown. The park is also home to a wide variety of spring flowers and has a mature beech maple forest. The state-of-the-art campground was opened in 2004 and offers 38 sites conveniently located just north of downtown Kalamazoo.

Breweries

Paw Paw Brewing Company was established in early 2010. Placed in the small village of Paw Paw on the banks of the Paw Paw River surrounded by beautiful wilderness. The idea behind Paw Paw Brewing Company was to create a place where the community could gather and connect with one another over a pint of locally hand crafted beer. In early December 2010 the door opened for business with four beers on tap, St. James English Mild, Black River Oatmeal Stout, Paw Paw Wheat and 2Paws IPA. Paw Paw Brewing Company’s grand opening celebration was January 21, 2011.
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Paw Paw Brewing Co
929 East Michigan Avenue
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Paw Paw Brewing Company was established in early 2010. Placed in the small village of Paw Paw on the banks of the Paw Paw River surrounded by beautiful wilderness. The idea behind Paw Paw Brewing Company was to create a place where the community could gather and connect with one another over a pint of locally hand crafted beer. In early December 2010 the door opened for business with four beers on tap, St. James English Mild, Black River Oatmeal Stout, Paw Paw Wheat and 2Paws IPA. Paw Paw Brewing Company’s grand opening celebration was January 21, 2011.
Boatyard Brewing Company
432 E Paterson St
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Bell's Brewery
355 E Kalamazoo Ave
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Tibbs Brewing Company
402 S Burdick St
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One Well Brewing
4213 Portage Street
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Latitude 42 Brewing Company
7842 Portage Road
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