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Tourism & Area Information

Tourism & Area Information

City of St. Joseph

St. Joseph is carefully nestled on the southern tip of what has been termed "The Riviera of the Midwest." This deepwater port town is a growing resort community - part of a "small town" chain stretching from the state line in a spectacular arc along Lake Michigan. The lakeshore is peppered with remarkable sand dune formations and lined further inland with a lush countryside that produces some of the nation's finest orchards and vineyards. It is the largest non-citrus fruit growing region in the nation.

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Lake MI Shore Wine Trail

From the state line of Michigan and Indiana north to Saugatuck; from the lakeshore to the east at vineyards to Kalamazoo, this countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes! Relax and enjoy the surroundings! Step into your favorite vineyard or tasting room and enjoy an award winning Michigan Wine. It's just as spectacular as a sunset along any one of our beautiful beaches!

Our off- site events such as the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival at – Warren Dunes State Park the 3rd Saturday in June offer venues extremely conducive to enjoying the food and wine of Southwest Michigan at one convenient location. Look for another off site event to be added later.

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Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club

SWMI Newcomers is a non-profit organization open to all those new to the Southwest Michigan area and to current residents who are interested in welcoming Newcomers. Our members volunteer their time and energy to arrange a variety of activities and special events which provide great opportunities to make friends while becoming more familiar with Michigan’s great Southwest.


The Southwest Michigan Newcomers Club has been welcoming newcomers and helping them make friends for over 50 years.

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Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Ready to have fun? Come to Southwestern Michigan!

Our corner of the state offers so much to do and so much to see, it’s amazing it all fits in and around St. Joseph! You’ll discover some of the finest, sugar-sand beaches on Lake Michigan. Award-winning wineries. Resort town festivals. Easy-to-schedule tee times on championship courses. A new, hand-carved carousel and multiple children’s hands-on museums. There’s downhill skiing and snowboarding. Antiques along the bluff and country by-roads. Fresh fruits and vegetables ready for you to pick. Yes, you’ll find something fun to do whether you come in winter, spring, summer or fall.

Get an insider’s ideas of where to start.
Wonder what fun you can find here this month? That’s easy. Get the inside scoop on what’s happening (plus tips on special deals and packages) when you subscribe to our FREE e-newsletter. Or check out this month’s calendar of events. You’ll see why people come to Southwest Michigan week after week. We hope you do, too!

And if you’d like help planning your visit – or need a question answered about one of our member businesses or attractions, stop by our visitor’s center at I-94, Exit 29, call us at 269.925.6301 or click here. We specialize in starting fun times! See you soon!

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Super Book

Super Book customers win by saving money and visiting new local merchants. Local Business owners win by exposing their products and services to new clients and by rewarding existing customers. The community wins by Super Book donating proceeds from the sale of the book to local charities (in excess of $20,000). The residents of Southwest Michigan win by Super Book employing dozens of team members.

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