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South Haven, MichiganWelcome to South Haven - It's a feeling! One that's hard to put into words, but once you visit you'll feel it too. It's an experience you'll never forget. It's what keeps you coming back for more. From the moment you arrive until the time you have to leave, you will know you are some place special. This one-of-a-kind Michigan Beachtown cannot be fully appreciated by reading about it in a brochure, cannot be touched even through the most technologically advanced website, and all the beautiful sunset photos in the world cannot do it justice. But don't take our word for it; come here and see for yourself or trust glowing reviews from publications like:  The New York Times, Midwest Living, Michigan Travel Ideas, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Underwater Journal, SkyWest Magazine, Western Parent Magazine, Art Showcase Magazine, and many more!

Flying Over South Haven!

Michigan Maritime Museum

Lake Michigan Beach Glass

Crashing Waves

Bike Trails!

Fishing from the piers!

Pedaling is quicker than driving!

Gorgeous views!




Van Buren State Park Beach! Photo by Jamie Garvison.

Spring Break - South Haven Style! 
Why not head to South Haven for Spring Break? You may not have warm sunny beaches (you might, you never know in April), but you certainly can have fun & adventure!  An escapade without the fanfare and with plenty of excitement waits in your own backyard.  This popular tourism destination, a one-tank trip for many, promises all the fun without the budget busting price tag. Look for Spring Break Family Getaway Deals in the Packages section found at the top of the page!

 



South Haven's Lighthouse
Threatened by Corrosion

Our century old South Haven lighthouse is in need of some major attention! It looks beautiful on the outside, of course, but on the inside it's a different story! Corrosion is threatening to destroy the base, seams, windows and stairs. It has been estimated that the cost of repairs to preserve our lighthouse for another 100 years will be $275,000. In 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers handed ownership over to the Historical Association of South Haven who has recently made a separate committee to collect financial support for preservation efforts. You can attend an information session on February 26 at the Historic Hartman School at 5:30 p.m. In the meantime, be sure to check out their website at www.southhavenlight.org and YouTube video!

 

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