Southwest Michigan Happenings

Go Fish!

Go Fish!

St. Joseph, MI has some of the best salmon and trout fishing in the country. You can fish for salmon, trout, perch and walleye on Lake Michigan and the St. Joseph River year round with seasoned charter fishing captains. You can also ask your captain to take you out for a sunset cruise on beautiful Lake Michigan.

The view of the coast line is spectacular. We have year round fishing in this area; fishing Lake Michigan April through September and the St. Joseph River October through March. Salmon, steelhead, lake trout and perch are targeted on Lake Michigan and steelhead on the St. Joseph River along with walleye at times. You just have to step aboard. Most charters include bait, tackle and fish cleaning. The coast guard and the DNR inspect both boats yearly and charter captains are licensed. Go fish!

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Southwest Michigan’s Premier Health, Fitness & Racquet Club

Southwest Michigan’s Premier Health, Fitness & Racquet Club

Challenge Yourself…

Feel the need to run, walk, work out or play tennis?  There are several full service,  fitness clubs in the area with personal trainers.   Or take a run or walk on the beach or paths throughot the area. No excuses…just do it!

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Fly Southwest Michigan Regional Airport

Fly Southwest Michigan Regional Airport

Southwest Michigan Regional Airport (SWMRA) ( Airport Code BEH) is proud to be the centrally located airport of Michigan’s Great Southwest. Providing easy access to the business centers and direct access to the areas tourist attractions, the airport wants to extend an invitation to be treated with our red carpet service when you arrive or depart. You are our number one customer whether you fly in your business aircraft, charter aircraft or general aviation aircraft. When you arrive at SWMRA, you are conveniently located near many top rated golf courses and home to the 2012 Sr. PGA Championship, The Southwest Michigan Wine Trail, area marinas, beaches, and adventures that Michigan’s Great Southwest has to offer.

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Saint Joseph Farmer’s Market

Saint Joseph Farmer’s Market

Crunch, Yum, Sip, Mmmmmm… these are the sounds you hear as you stroll along the bluff during the Saint Joseph Farmer’s Market.

The fruitful season kicks off the first weekend of June and continues through the second weekend of October.

Don’t miss out on our local harvest of fresh fruits, vegetables and gorgeous cut flowers. The market also has a wonderful array of homemade baked goods of cakes, cookies, cupcakes, breads and even pizza dough. If that is not enough to fill your shopping basket you can add homemade candy, granola, jellies & jams, honey and maple syrup.

For the fish and meat enthusiast the Saint Joseph Farmer’s Market offers locally caught fish from Lake Michigan and grass feed beef from a local cattle ranch.

SO… Take advantage of Southwestern Michigan bountiful gifts and be part of our agriculture affairs.

Hug a Farmer Today!

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Notre Dame College Football

Notre Dame College Football

The fresh, crisp air of autumn with the leaves on the trees turning red, fiery orange and golden yellow our thoughts turn to COLLEGE FOOTBALL. NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL especially.

For those that have never experienced Notre Dame Football at the Golden Dome with Touchdown Jesus overlooking the end zone, it is something that needs to be at the top of your bucket list. Notre Dame football is not only about the game, but the tailgating extravaganza with tailgaters grilling brats and burgers or hosting a more luxurious tailgate with linen tablecloths, fine china and crystal champagne glasses. This is definitely a kick off to a special day.

Once the tailgating is complete it is time to move into the stadium and hear and feel the roar of the crowd. The band and fans singing – Cheer, Cheer for Ole’ Notre Dame as the Irish kick off what is sure to be an exciting game. The excitement of the fans – young and old alike cannot be described. It has to be experienced. GO IRISH!!!

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The Sarett Nature Center

The Sarett Nature Center

The Sarett Nature Center, in Michigan’s Berrien County, is unique in many ways. It is a nature preserve, an environmental education center, and a provider of natural history trips. It has five miles of trails meandering through its 800 acres. The trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms, and an easily accessible barrier-free walkway. You can get a close-up look at wetland wildlife and habitats Including wet forests, cattail marshes, shrub cars, and a unique alkaline wetland called a fen, and you can see it all without getting your feet wet.

The primary goal of the Sarett Nature Center is to provide quality environmental education for our community and for all ages. Each year over 25,000 students ranging in age from preschoolers to through adults attend programs at Sarett. An exciting way for you to gain appreciation and knowledge of the natural world is to take part in one of Sarett’s weekend programs. These proprams include photography seminars, field trips to local natural areas, afternoon canoeing and
kayaking adventures, snowshoe-making, wildflower walks, birding trips and programs, naturalist led hikes and more.

The Sarett Nature Center is located at 2300 Benton Center Road. The phone number is (269) 927-4832

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