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2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship

2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, Mich., to be held May 19-24, 2020. This is truly a family-fun event with exceptional golf, Makers Trail 19th Hole, Celebrity Chef cooking demonstrations, and the YMCA Kids Zone. Up to 4 kids 17 & under FREE with a paid adult admission. We are proud to extend Active and Retired military personnel free admission.

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Blue Water Boat Rentals

Enhance your St. Joseph vacation experience with a boat rental from Blue Water Boat Rentals. View the beautiful shores of St. Joe from the lake! With over 35 years of experience and safety being our #1 priority we make your adventure hassle free so you can relax!! All our vessels are in the water, waiting for YOU!!!

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Doe-Wah-Jack's Canoe Rental

Canoe or Kayak down the historic the beautiful Dowagiac River. June through August open 7 days a week 10am to 6pm. Weekends only May Sept. & Oct. Other hours by appointment.

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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Located on the St. Joseph River between Niles and Buchanan. 105 acres of gardens, scenic woodlands, trails, and nature center. Thirteen sculptures on the grounds and an art gallery. Railway garden and nature adventure garden, cafe and gift shop.

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Fish Stalker Charters

Captain Kevin Roberts offers you a sport fishing charter service on beautiful Lake Michigan. All trips leave from and return to Brian's Marina located on the St. Joe River with a choice of morning or evening trips for salmon and trout.

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Galien River County Park

The park includes a mix of upland and wetland habitats along the Galien River, just upstream from the river's mouth at Lake Michigan.

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Gold Coast Fishing Company

Gold Coast Fishing Company caters to smaller groups of people looking to get out on Lake Michigan or the St. Joe River in chase of sport fish, as well as to families and groups of friends who just want to get out on the river and go fun fishing.

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Harbor Shores

Since its highly anticipated opening in July 2010, the Golf Club at Harbor Shores has quickly become a premier destination for golfers from throughout the Midwest.

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Lake Life Watersports

Lake Life Watersports offers pontoon boats and wave runner rentals for the scenic St. Joseph River or cruise the beaches of Lake Michigan. We also offer salmon and trout fishing charters on Lake Michigan.

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Love Creek County Park & Nature Center

Featuring 10 miles of rolling trails and a picturesque natural habitat just outside Berrien Springs. The Park includes a mature beech-maple forest and spectacular spring wildflowers.

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Madeline Bertrand County Park

Madeline Bertrand is located south of Niles and offers a public area of natural beauty along the St. Joseph River. The park has over 5 miles of hiking trails, 18 Hole Disc Golf Course, Pro-Shop, facility rentals, picnic areas, and cross country skiing.

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Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club

Point O' Woods is a full service private country club located in the Southwest corner of Michigan, just minutes away from Lake Michigan.

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Red Arrow Club for Endurance Running and walking Sports (SWMI RACERS)

The Red Arrow Club for Endurance Running and walking Sports (RACERS) formed in 2012 as a 501(c)3 non-profit by a group of friends to promote running and walking in Southwest Michigan to stay active and healthy while supporting community events.

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Sarett Nature Center

Provides quality environmental education to folks of all ages in our community.

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Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals

Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals in beautiful St. Joseph offers family friendly Surrey bikes, beach cruiser, fat tire, tandem & electric bikes, kayaks and canoes, boats & jet skis. Paddlers launch from our hotel location on the inner harbor or we offer free shuttle delivery of your group up river for a beautiful paddle downstream.

Visit our website www.scootjoe.com for more info and to book your summer fun.

NEW FOR 2019: Boat & Jet Ski rentals & Golf Cart LSVs (low speed vehicles are not just your average golf cart). Ours are road legal with your safety in mind to get you around in summer style. Head to the beaches, downtown, the grocery store and more. Great for beach house vacations, transient boaters at local marinas, or just to enjoy the scenery in a cool way (we deliver).

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Sister Lakes Corridor Improvement Authority

“Community Improvements leads to Continued Development”

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Southwest Michigan Cycleboat, LLC

It's a boat! It's a bar! No, it's a Cycleboat! Tour the Saint Joseph River with up to 16 of your friends,family, strangers or co-workers with our certified Master Captain. We make 2 stops at local restaurants/bars. Tours last up to 2 hours and can be customized to your liking. As low as $32 per person. Bring your own food and beverages! The best way to get on the water in Saint Joseph!

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Sunset Coast Striders

Celebrating, supporting, and growing the running and endurance sports community in Southwest Michigan through training, connecting, and empowering individuals of all athletic abilities. Run. Bike. Walk. Connect. Grow. We Run Southwest Michigan!

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Third Coast Paddling: Paw Paw River Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals

Rent a kayak or stand-up paddleboard on the Paw Paw River! Explore beautiful wetlands and paddle through Harbor Shores golf course. Reservations for groups of less than 20 are not necessary - just show up, and you'll be on the water in no time!

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