You are considering a trip to South Haven, Michigan, and you are wondering if it is going to offer enough excitement for you. If you are an adrenalin junkie, fear not; South Haven offers plenty of activities for adventure seekers. Whether you are looking for South Haven adventures on the land or the water, you are sure to find some challenging fun in our beautiful and diverse town.
If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, The Cannonsburg Ski Area in Belmont offers some truly difficult mountain bike rides in the summer. You will go up hill most of the time. You can also hike here, but the trail gets pretty steep and there are few rest areas, so be sure to bring plenty of water and make sure you are in top shape for this challenging walk or ride. The Egypt Valley Trail in Ada offers seven to eight miles of paths and has some fun off trail dirt roads.
There are many beautiful walking paths in South Haven proper, but most of them are paved. However, Van Buren County offers the Black River Preserve, which has several challenging trails. They have a diverse wetland area here where you will see plenty of birds that are indigenous to the area such as warblers and wood ducks. The South Trail at Saugatuck Dunes State Park leads to 200-foot sand dunes that are fun and challenging to run down and walk up.
Lake Michigan is known as a great place to swim and sail, but if that sounds boring you can try tubing, waterskiing or jet skiing. Unlike river tubing which involves going with the flow of the river, tubers on Lake Michigan sit on a tube while being pulled by a speed boat. Black River Boat Rentals can rent you the boat. If you want a motorcycle ride on the water, Lake Michigan Adventure Water Sports will be happy to rent you a jet ski.
Where to Stay to Enjoy South Haven Adventures
There are a lot of hotels in South Haven and the owners know that they can charge a lot of money for a small room with few amenities. Why not stay in a big rental home? The rental experts at Beachwalk Properties can find you a vacation home with comfortable living areas, private bedrooms with ergonomic beds, and kitchens that come with every appliance you may need to fully enjoy these South Haven and Lake Michigan adventures. Give us a call today at 269-767-6125.