Living and Playing Here

The beauty of Lake Michigan is world-renowned, and rightly so! Sugar-sand beaches frame an expanse of blue so vast you'll almost believe there's a tide! (There really isn't a tide, but frequent visitors swear the water "turns over" once a year.)

Not only does the big lake define the western boundary, the curvy St. Joseph River winds its way all through Berrien County providing miles and miles of fishing, swimming, boating, and floating.

Water-centric is just one way to describe southwest Michigan. Other ways include:

  • All-season recreation
  • Colorful scenic vistas from wildflower-filled fields to evergreen forests
  • Low-cost/high-benefit lifestyle
  • Artistic, historic, and culturally diverse communities
  • And many more...

SHORE magazine is one of the area's favorites for highlighting experiences and places in southwest Michigan. Connect to their online version here: SHORE Magazine
Off the Water is another local favorite for keeping up with the festivals, restaurants, and art exhibits. Off the Water

Southwest Michigan Wine Country


Visit Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country for all Southwest Michigan Vineyards