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    Lake Michigan beaches are popular destinations for summer travelers; Silver Beach, Tiscornia and Rocky Gap are packed as soon as school gets out in June straight through Labor Day. Days spent splashing in the lake and relaxing in the soft sand are hallmark of summer, but we don’t think the beach fun should end there. We’re big fans of this shoulder season on the shores of Lake Michigan; here’s three reasons we love the beach in the fall!  


  • "Mama! It’s an enchanted garden!" 


    My three year old hasn’t been around many fruit trees before moving to the Fruit Belt, so when we rolled up to Nye’s U-Pick, her thoughts were with her favorite Daniel Tiger story. 

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    This fall, DK Boutique turns 15! The destination for brands like Alex & Ani, Pandora, and more has been in the St. Joseph community since 2001. Located on State Street, DK Boutique is a year-round hotspot for women’s fashion. For fall this year, Manager Jamie Schultz shared some awesome autumn looks!

  • It’s sweater weather! As fall sweeps through southwest Michigan, we’re ready for a wardrobe overhaul, whether it's back-to-school or apple picking. Lana’s Boutiquepicked some of their fall favorites to share with us; check out what this local shopping destination has in store for the chilly days and nights ahead! 


    Interested in seeing more looks like this in person? Lana's Boutique will be modeling at the St. Joseph Papa Vino's Fall Fashion Show on October 5th! You can find more details here


  • October is upon us, leaves are in the air, and we’re ready for Halloween fun! Check out our guide for all things Halloween, with trick-or-treating, family festivals, fun for kids, theater and tours, and somethings for the grownup ghouls, too!


    (and Trunk-or-Treat)

    We’re ready for a spooktacular trick-or-treat in the Benton Harbor Arts District on Halloween! On Monday, October 31st, little goblins and ghouls can visit galleries, studios, restaurants and shops for treats. The event, generously sponsored by Holt Bosse, runs from 4:30-6:00pm. You can find more information here; get there early to claim your bag! 

    Downtown St. Joseph offers trick-or-treating on Halloween, too. From 4:30-6:00 (just before the city trick or treat!) downtown merchants will be ready to hand out treats…and maybe a few tricks! 

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    Trick-or-Treating happens in the Benton Harbor Arts District and in downtown St. Joseph on Tuesday, October 31st from 4:30-6:00pm! Both locations will come alive with treats and offerings thanks to our generous members, who supply candy for Trick-or-Treaters. We're excited to see the costumes; you can also check out the Benton Harbor Marching Band in the Arts District event! 

    For fun leading up to the big day, read on! 

  • ‘Tis the season for hop harvest! Fall means harvest season for brewers, and a whole new flavor palate to explore. We asked Round Barn BrewerySilver Harbor Brewing, and Cultivate Brewing about their fall choices. 

    …and before you ask, there’s no pumpkin beer here. 

    Cultivate Brewing in Berrien Springs

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    Fall is here, and there’s no better season to celebrate Michigan’s Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of our amazing autumn.