Black River Preserve

69401-69499 8th Avenue - South Haven
With over 2 miles of easy-to-difficult hiking trails through forest and wetland - including one mile of river frontage - 120-acre Black River Preserve offers year-round enjoyment for nature lovers. Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat to snowshoe or cross-country ski, a vibrant birding hotspot, a colorful show of spring flowers or fall fo...

Pilgrim Haven

Fire Lane L - South Haven
From the pebbled beach along Lake Michigan to lush beech-maple forests that host abundant spring wildflowers to the picture-perfect creek spilling into the lake, Pilgrim Haven Natural Area offers a beautiful sample of lakeshore habitats. The property was used as a camp for over 70 years - first by the Camp Fire Girls of America and later by the Uni...

Portman Nature Preserve

49th Avenue - Paw Paw
The Portman Nature Preserve is an amazing 188 acre mix of woods, meadows and wetlands with frontage on three lakes, a creek and hundreds of springs.  The park supports two federally endangered species, a long list of state-listed plants and animals, and every species of turtle found in Southern Michigan.

This is SWMLC’s largest...

Sarett Nature Center

2300 Benton Center Road - Benton Harbor
The nature center has over 5 miles of walking trails that can be explored on your own or with a naturalist.  Check out their calendar for fun programs like Bird House Build, travel opportunties, Goumet Glide, Mystery Ski Tour...and many more. Snowshoe Rental $3, Cross country ski rental $7 per person, $5 for kids 12 and under.

Wau-Ke-Na, William Erby Smith Preserve

1599 Lakeshore Drive - Fennville
Divided into North and South Tracts, Wau-Ke-Na ("forest by the water") features over 3 miles of mowed trails that traverse forests, fields, streams, ponds, bluffs, and Lake Michigan beach. Its fields of prairie grasses and wildflowers provide important nesting habitat for birds - and awesome places for humans to trail-run, cross-country s...
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South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252