Welcome to South Haven - It's a feeling! One that's hard to put into words, but once you visit you'll feel it too. It's an experience you'll never forget. It's what keeps you coming back for more. From the moment you arrive until the time you have to leave, you will know you are some place special. This one-of-a-kind Michigan Beachtown cannot be fully appreciated by reading about it in a brochure, cannot be touched even through the most technologically advanced website, and all the beautiful sunset photos in the world cannot do it justice. But don't take our word for it; come here and see for yourself or trust glowing reviews from publications like: The New York Times, Midwest Living, Michigan Travel Ideas, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Underwater Journal, SkyWest Magazine, Western Parent Magazine, Art Showcase Magazine, and many more!
Black River Harbor in the Evening
South Beach Pier & Lighthouse
Michigan Maritime Museum
Lake Michigan Beach Glass
Special Summertime Moments
South Haven Farm Market!
Tall Ship, Friends Good Will
Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival!
September 5-7, 2014
Even pets can join in the fun at this fest that includes an old-fashioned grape stomping contest, a dog jumping competition, a kids' carnival and a bicycle trip through the vineyards. Tour wineries or sample local vintages at tasting tents throughout the area. Most events are free, although there is a $5 charge for admission to tasting tents. Details at www.wineandharvestfestival.com!
Lakeshore Harvest Country Bicycle Tour!
August 16, 2014
The third annual Lakeshore Harvest Country Bike Tour will be held Saturday, August 16, 2014, starting at the Kal-Haven Trail Head, off North Bailey Avenue, in South Haven. The family-friendly ride includes five routes, from 15 to 100 miles, designed to accommodate persons of varying abilities.
Riders can visit fruit and produce farms, wineries and cider mills near Allegan, Fennville, Holland, Saugatuck-Douglas and South Haven, Michigan. The event includes farm stops, snacks and lunch, a rest stop at a craft brewery, and a ride across a dam. Registration is open from 6:30am to 10am. Full details are available at www.LHCBT.com, where participants can register and pay online.
The event is sponsored by The Friends of the Blue Star Trail, in cooperation with the City of South Haven and Lakeshore Harvest Country, Inc. All proceeds go to support the work of the Friends of the Blue Star Trail in the construction of an off-road recreational pathway connecting South Haven and Saugatuck-Douglas along the lakeshore.
For lodging convenient to the Bicycle Tour, please give our office a call at 269.637.5252/800.SO.HAVEN or check out our Lodging Section found at the top of the page!