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!
Flying Over South Haven!
Lake Michigan Beach Glass
Fishing from the piers!
Pedaling is quicker than driving!
Playing with the waves!
South Haven's Lighthouse
Our century old South Haven lighthouse is in need of some major attention! It looks beautiful on the outside, of course, but on the inside it's a different story! Corrosion is threatening to destroy the base, seams, windows and stairs. It has been estimated that the cost of repairs to preserve our lighthouse for another 100 years will be $275,000. In 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers handed ownership over to the Historical Association of South Haven who has recently made a separate committee to collect financial support for preservation efforts. Be sure to check out their website at www.southhavenlight.org and YouTube video!
Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival
September 11-13, 2015
The Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival will take place September 11-13 this year with lots of fun and events for the whole family. This is your one-stop for all information you may need about our festival including the parade brochure and registration form; a festival map; information about volunteering or becoming a vendor for the festival; lists of places to stay, our board members, and our sponsors; and a FAQ page for any other answers you may be looking for.
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