So Much to Do in South Haven
Hidden Ponds RV Resort is open May 1 to November 1 when the weather is at its most mild and glorious best along the shores of Lake Michigan. Enjoy balmy temperatures in the low to upper 70s as you head out to enjoy beaches, museums, history, hiking, dining, kid stuff, wineries, shopping, fishing, and so much more.
The highlight of your Michigan trip is a beautiful, broad beach just north of the Black River and the South Haven Lighthouse. It’s an excellent beach with lots of level sand and clear, shallow water for swimming. Launch your paddle board or kayak right from the shore. Nearby parking too!
South Haven Lighthouse
Just a short downhill walk from South Haven’s city center, the Lighthouse offers a panoramic view of mighty Lake Michigan’s crashing waves. Feel the power of Nature!
Michigan Maritime Museum
Give yourself an hour or two to take a cruise on a fleet of antique tall ships and US Coast Guard vessels. Discover the history of the local maritime and ship-building industry. The Maritime Museum is a must-see for nautical fans.
Kal Haven Trail
Hike or bike through the woods on a dog-friendly, well-maintained trail of crushed stone that follows a former railroad line. Take selfies with views of the Black River and the covered bridge.
Kids’ Corner Playground
Take your small children to Kids’ Corner. The timeless play structures are all wood. There are lots of swings, including regular size swings, swings for babies, and even a swing that accommodates handicapped children. Right across the street from the beach. Free!
Hawkshead Links Golf
Golf Digest’s 4 1/2 Star Rating “Places to Play.” HawksHead Links Golf Course, designed by world renowned golf architect Arthur Hills, is truly unique to Western Michigan. Please take a look at other excellent golf courses in the area below.
Cogdal creates small-batch wines using Michigan-grown grapes. Tasting room, discounts on bottle purchases, shipping from the on-line store, and on-site pick-up.
Michigan has the ideal climate for growing blueberries, apples, and peaches. Pick your own blueberries, vegetables, and raspberries at Bumbleberry Acres. Enjoy tasting fruit wines, Olde World Style Hard Cider, and iced apple aperitif at McIntosh Orchards. Cheese, fudge, and pizza too!
Shopping in South Haven
Find everything you want and need in downtown South Haven, including art galleries, candy stores, gift shops, and Decadent Dogs – a shop that caters to your furry friend with baked goods, gifts, cute costumes, sweaters, and much more.
South Haven has plenty of restaurants. Choose seafood, American cuisine, Italian food, Mexican fare, gastro pubs, vegetarian specialties, Asian bistros, and local favorites. Many with outdoor dining, delivery, and take-out. View them all right here.
Events and Festivals
Never a dull moment in South Haven. Enjoy the Blueberry Festival, the Jazz Festival, and The Lakeshore Harvest Ride. Check the calendar to find fun events all year round.