Pilgrim Haven

One-third mile of easy trail through woods and meadows that leads to Lake Michigan overlooks and barrier-free paved access to the beach.  Scenic views. Swimming. Wildlife Viewing. Hiking. Snowshoeing. Canoeing/Kayaking.
Pilgrim Haven Natural Area is a HOP! preserve. Click here to find out more about this fun new hiking program for kids!


Pilgrim Haven Natural Area was acquired by Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy in December 2011 through a bequest from the estate of Suzanne Upjohn DeLano Parish. The site is 27 acres, including a stretch of Dyckman Creek, and over 750 linear feet of beach along Lake Michigan. The property was utilized as a camp for over 70 years, where it eventually was named Pilgrim Haven, before it was sold to Mrs. Parish in 1985, who purchased the property to keep it from being intensively developed. As such, her gift was premised upon Pilgrim Haven remaining as open space to be shared with the greater South Haven community.

Fire Lane L
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269-324-1600
Hours: Dawn to Dusk
150 years
South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252