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Best Sights and Things to Do in South Haven

While many people wouldn’t think of South Haven as a place to visit during a vacation, those in the know realize that our favorite place on earth is filled with a natural beauty that makes it the perfect place for your annual getaway. Tranquil beaches, beautiful homes, and a downtown so charming it could have come straight from the frame of a Norman Rockwell painting are just a few of the reasons your next vacation should be here, and our guide to the best sights and things to do in South Haven will help make sure that you don’t miss a single moment of the fun that awaits you!

Things to Do in South Haven – South Haven Light, 355 Hubbard Street

Since 1903, the iconic South Haven Light has stood at the entrance to Lake Michigan’s Black River. Standing strong and proud, and constructed of steel painted barn red, it’s been the backdrop of thousands of family photos over the decades, and when you visit South Haven, it can be the supporting actor in your family photos as well!

Van Buren State Park, 23960 Ruggles Road

The simple joys of exploring the state parks in the vacation destinations of your choice can’t be overestimated, and a visit to Van Buren State Park will be one for the memory books! Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, it’s the place to enjoy hiking trails, picnic tables, and a mile of beach perfect for playing, reading, or simply watching the sun set over the waters on any quiet evening during your stay. This is one of the most popular things to do in South Haven!

Casco Township Nature Preserve, 716-762 Blue Star Memorial Highway

As a nation, we have forgotten the importance of preserving the natural landscape, but in South Haven that is not an issue, and the Casco Township Nature Preserve is the perfect example. Offering paved paths, picnic tables, and some of the most breathtaking scenery in Michigan, when you visit the preserve you realize anew how important it is to conserve and protect our natural landscape.

See the Landmarks in South Haven at the Douglas Root Beer Barrel, 701 West Center Street, Douglas

Landmarks and other things to do in South Haven don’t always have to be breathtaking and awe-inspiring; sometimes they can be slightly wacky and weird and make us smile. The Douglas Root Beer Barrel in nearby Douglas is one such landmark. A hotdog stand built to look like a gigantic root beer barrel, it has been open since 1952 and is still going strong after being renovated in 2011. Still serving hot dogs and root beer, your summer break in South Haven will not be complete without a visit to this quirky landmark!

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