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Outdoor Activities

It starts with Lake Michigan, of course, but the outdoor experiences don’t end there and aren’t limited to summer. Although summer is a popular time to visit South Haven for fishing and golfing, visit us in the winter for skiing, snowmobiling and snowboarding. Take a bike on the 34-mile Kal-Haven Trail connecting Kalamazoo and South Haven. Visit West Michigan’s beaches and inland lakes. If you love a thrill, you can also experience water sports and boating on West Michigan’s pristine beaches. Go horseback riding, tour an alpaca farm or get lost in a corn maze. And remember that picking fruit can be an active pursuit, and the fruit of your labor, is, well… you get the idea.

Adams Farms

69676 County Road 376 - Hartford
269-214-0873

Stop in any time for U-Pick, and keep an eye on the weather; it is usually wet in the mornings and it gets hot in the afternoons in late August. We are certified organic for some crops. Organic blueberries, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, u-pick or already picked, restrooms, picnic area.

Adventure Water Sports

141 Dunkley Avenue - South Haven
269-214-6723 / info@southhavenboatrentals.com

Specializing in Watercraft Rentals Since 1986. Take an Adventure and Explore Beautiful Lake Michigan & the Dunes! We offer Boat, Jet Ski, Dinghy and Pontoon Rentals by Reservation (Tubes also available for rent with our watercrafts) Full Instruction with all rentals for a safe, exciting and mem...

All Seasons Marine

234 Black River Street - South Haven
269-637-3655

All Seasons Marine in South Haven, Michigan is situated on the lower east shore of great Lake Michigan. We have a Complete Ships Store offering a vast array of items to meet all your boating, leisure, and watersports needs including: Parts and Hardware, Electronics, Safety Equipment, Cabin and Galley Appliances, Trailer Acces...

Allegan Event Air and Zip

217 Hubbard Street - Allegan
269-430-3961

We have two 600' Ziplines Spanning the river. Ascending the North Tower on the Riverfront Plaza guests zip across the river and back for an exciting round trip experience that lasts around 20 minutes! The QUICKjump is a free-fall simulation experience that will take your breath away. Once guests have completed the zipline...

Arvesta Sports Complex

5264 CR 687 - South Haven
269-637-6464 / info@lakearvestafarms.com

Lake Arvesta Farms is South Haven's newest fun park and attraction! Located just 4 miles from downtown South Haven, Lake Arvesta is opening in the summer of 2020 with amazing water atttractions including two wibit inflatable aqua parks and a full size cable park - giving guests the opportunity to le...

Bangor-South Haven Heritage Water Trail

PO Box 676 - South Haven
jpmitchell58@gmail.com

This water trail is one of nine designated heritage water trails in Michigan, offering 15 interpretive signs along the river. There are two “family-friendly” sections on this 23 mile water trail. The first is the upper three miles from Lions Park in Bangor downstream to County Road 687. The other is an e...

Bauer Raspberries

63221 County Road 652 - Mattawan
269-668-4842

Raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), already picked produce.

Late July-November

Beeches Golf Club

09601 68th Street - South Haven
269-637-600 / info@beechesgolfclub.com

Championship 18-hole public golf course. Full pro shop and large practice faciity available for tournaments and outings. Grill and bar with indoor/outdoor seating. Located 2 miles east of South Haven on Phoenix Road then 1.5 miles south on 68th Street. Please call for tee times.

Bernida

260 Dyckman Avenue - South Haven
269-637-8078 / info@michiganmaritimemuseum.org

In 2005, Bernida was rediscovered by Mackinac Island resident Charles “Toby” Murray in need of much care and clinging to the slim possibility that she was not yet too far gone to refurbish. Together with Bart Hutwaite as Bernida’s new owner, a handful of men with vision formed th...

Big Dan's U-Pick'em & Farm Market

65980 66th Avenue - Hartford
269-621-4037 / bigdansupick@i2k.com

Our fruits are ripened on the tree for best possible flavor and taste. Come see just how great peaches and apples can be! Join us and experience the family farm atmosphere with one of our free weekend hayrides in September and October. Free fruit samples and weekend hayrides. I-196 South to I-94 East, exit 4...

Bitter-Sweet Acres

12960 County Road 665 - Bloomingdale
269-521-6584 Enjoy a horse drawn wagon, sleigh, trolley or carriage ride at your event or on our farm. We do daylight or moonlight rides, please contact us for your reservation.

Bittersweet Ski Area

600 River Road - Otsego
269-694-2820

16 Runs and the fastest lifts. . . sweet! Whatever you need, we have it at the Snowberry Ski Shop, or you can rent what you need from our full-service rental department. Our 2 snack bars, Outdoor grill, Winner’s Circle Lounge, and Copper Leaf Café are ready to serve you so you can get rejuvenated and back on the slope...

Black River Park and Boat Launch

132 Dunkley Avenue - South Haven
269-637-0772

Enjoy a day along the river!  This park sports a really nice kayak launch, so you can easily get into your kayak and on the water without getting wet. It's also the perfect spot to jump onto the Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail and travel up the river enjoying the natural sights. It's even handicapped acce...

Black River Park Fish Cleaning Station

E Wells Street - South Haven
269-637-0775

Located in Black River Park and Boat Launch. Free to use by both residents and visitors. Universally accessible. Free Parking. Two multi-station cleaning tables with grinders, spray hoses and power cords for knives that feed each table from above, a fish scaler, and a cooler cleaning station. 

Black River Preserve

69401-69499 8th Avenue - South Haven
269-324-1600

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 ...
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