Located below the bluff in downtown St. Joseph on Lake Street a favorite destination for a variety of beach and river front activities, ranging from swimming and beach volleyball to sunset strolls, playground structures, barrier-free walkways, and the Shadowland Pavilion. Voted "Top Ten Beaches" by Parents Magazine and "Top Six Beaches in the World" by Delta Sky Magazine. Silver Beach was also named the number three most under rated beach in America by BBC.
Jean Klock Park is an historic city park along Lake Michigan in Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States. In 1917, J. N. Klock and his wife Carrie bought a significant stretch of lakeshore including tall dunes and 2,950 feet (900 m) of shoreline from E. K. Warren, donor of Warren Dunes, and deeded the land to the City of Benton Harbor. They gave the land in memory of their daughter, Jean, who died in early childhood. The Klock deed stipulates that the property be used for bathing beach, park purposes or other public purposes.
With 900 feet of spectacular Lake Michigan Beach, Weko Beach and Campground is the ideal family destination. The wide and spacious beach is perfect for a long walk or jog as well as hours of fun playing in the sand and water. Tucked on the other side of the dune is the campground. Campers can enjoy one of the 70 developed and semi-developed camp sites or reserve one of the 6 log cabins.
Visit 12 wineries and numerous tasting rooms along beautiful Lake Michigan as you tour the Southwest Michigan Wine Trail. Taste, tour and enjoy the vast selection of wine from Michigan's Great Southwest. Our beautiful, relaxing and unique tasting rooms offer you the opportunity to sample and learn about the products southwest Michigan has to offer.
Silver Beach Center includes six popular tourist attractions: Whirlpool Compass Fountain, Silver Beach Carousel, Curious Kids' Discovery Zone by Curious Kids' Museum, Silver Beach Amusement Park Museum, Michigan's tallest kaleidoscope and Shadowland on Silver Beach. Silver Beach Center offers special activities throughout the year to entertain all ages indoors and out.
Take a bite of any farm-fresh fruit or vegetable in southwest Michigan and you'll never want to buy store-bought again! Over 60 roadside markets, pick-your-own-farms and farmers markets offer you sun-ripened and rain-sweetened goodness in a wide variety of produce. In fact, southwest Michigan's temperate climate has helped Michigan to lead the nation in growing tart cherries and blueberries and to be one of the top 10 states for apples, plums, sweet cherries, asparagus, grapes, snap green beans, pears, strawberries, sweet corn, cauliflower, peaches, cucumbers and wine.
With all that Harbor Shores has to offer, it's easy to see why it was chosen to host the 2012 & 2014 Senior PGA Championships presented by KitchenAid. The Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course challenges golfers over remarkably diverse terrain that runs along the Paw Paw River and Ox Creek, through a hardwood forest, and around the dunes - making it ideal for one of the game's premier events. With the golf world watching, the Senior PGA Championship will put the legends of the game at your door and establish Harbor Shores as a premier destination course that spans Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and Benton Charter Township.
The Box Factory for the Arts owned by the Berrien Artists' Guild, is a multi-use arts center that includes artist studios, galleries, a performance stage, classrooms, Art Shoppe, meeting space, and more. Two floors of the 55,000-square-foot building have been devoted to the arts since 1995 when members of the Berrien Artist Guild, Inc., a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, purchased the historic (c. 1903) Williams Brothers Paper Box Factory. The Box Factory is free and open to the public: 10am to 4pm Mon-Sat, and 1 to 4 pm on Sun.
Mary's City of David was nominated by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office in 2008 and received the official Listing upon the National Register of Historic Places in America from the Department of the Interior in Washington on April 15, 2009. The Listing is for 140 acres and 81 structures as an "Historic District" and is the result of 19 years of restorations to the historic properties. The museum, tours and events at Mary's City of David is located on the Historic Properties of the reorganization of the Israelite House of David 1930, and is today America's third oldest Christian communal society. The museum holds the most complete record of the 208 year history (picture/document/artifact). The guided walking tours take you through sites on the 300 acres that tell this unique story which include the famous Eastman Springs developed in the 1880's. The gift shop next door to the museum has a wide variety of gifts and collectibles only to be found at the colony.
The Priscilla U. Byrns Heritage Center provides a beautiful setting for a variety of functions, including weddings, seminars, and concerts. The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center provides an ideal setting for interpreting the history of the St. Joseph-Benton Harbor area. In addition to exhibits, they also present various programs and lectures, as well as preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Fort Miami region and the twin cities area through their library, archival and artifact collections.