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!
South Beach Pier & Lighthouse
Cozy Bed & Breakfasts!
Our "sweet water" Lake Michigan.
Icicles along the North Pier!
South Pier & Lighthouse.
The Black River
Ice Breaker 2014
West Michigan's predominant and growing winter festival showcases dazzling ice sculptures, a chili cook-off, pub slide, horse drawn wagon rides, crafts for kids, and many more exciting fundraising events for local communities.
A major highlight of the event is the sculpting of more than 50 blocks of ice, weighing 300 pounds each, into incredible works of frozen art. The Ice Sculpting competition has three divisions - professional, amateur and student. While admiring all the amazing ice displays along the way; make sure to enjoy the Pub Slide, with food, drink, & entertainment specials offered at participating bars and restaurants all weekend long.
The streets of South Haven will also be blazing on Saturday due to the chili cook-off, along with the Boy Scouts' "Heat the Streets," offering 3 fire pits open for s'more roasting! The Professional Chili Cook-Off provides downtown South Haven restaurants & bars the opportunity to vie for the coveted "Con Carne Trophy." You can contact the South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce at email@example.com for more information!
December welcomes the first major snows of the season and snowmobilers are ready for action along the Kal-Haven and Van Buren State Park Trails. Cross-country skiers and snowshoers hit the trails for experiences as diverse as the snowflakes blanketing the scenery.
Snowmobilers are welcome to connect to the City of South Haven where they find respite and refreshment. Van Buren County snowmobile trails are part of a 300-mile system of groomed trails crisscrossing Southwest Michigan, making the area a preferred destination for three- to five-night adventures. Affordable lodging packages make the region all the more appealing for great snow getaways. Bundle up. Plan for a winter getaway outfitted with all the natural wonders Mother Nature so generously bestows upon the region season after season.