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Plan a Girl's Trip to Lake Michigan

You and your girl group are planning a trip to South Haven, Michigan and you are wondering what to do in the limited time you have. Between the beautiful beaches, breathtaking forests, and quaint and charming town, planning can be a difficult task. Here is a guide to experience the best of everything “The Catskills of the Midwest” has to offer when you enjoy a Michigan getaway in South Haven.

The Beach

South Haven boasts seven beaches, and each one offers something unique. South Beach is the most popular and offers volleyball courts, picnic tables, and lots of parking. If you prefer a more secluded shore, Oak Street Beach is small and quiet with a magnificent view of the lake. The water in Lake Michigan is great for swimming, but if you feel a need for speed, you can rent a speed boat or take a sailboat trip. You can also try tubing, which involves letting a speed boat pull you while you sit on a tube. It doesn’t get much better than a Lake Michigan getaway!


Our town has many beautiful walking trails to enjoy during a Lake Michigan getaway. The Kal Haven Trail is built on an old railroad track and goes on for 33 miles. You will enjoy beautiful alpine trees and pass through many small towns along the way. The Harbor Walk goes along the water and you will get a beautiful view of the lake and learn a bit about the history of Michigan and South Haven as you walk.

Shopping and Dining

There are many adorable shops in town that offer unique gifts to take home to your friends, and there are plenty of beach shops in case you forget anything. However, the real shopping attraction in South Haven is antiquing. Blue Star Highway offers a ton of fabulous shops where you can obtain unique furniture and knickknacks from yesteryear at competitive prices.

When it’s time to eat, you will have a lot of places from which to choose. Taste is a great place to get martinis and small plates. The restaurant is in a cozy space and they have a very friendly staff. Be sure to try the blue cheese and honey appetizer with a blueberry lemon martini.  Kitchen 527offers American cuisine in a laidback atmosphere. Try the cheese curds with wasabi dipping sauce or the Southern Grilled Cheese that comes with fried green tomatoes.

Where to Stay For a Michigan Getaway

If you are traveling in a group, it is always a good idea to stay in a vacation home rather than a hotel. Beachwalk Properties has some beautiful homes that have all the amenities of a five-star hotel. Call us today at 269-767-6125.