South Haven was founded in 1833 by J.R. Monroe (Monroe Blvd). It is located at the mouth of the Black River on Lake Michigan. A premier tourist destination, it has been featured in Midwest Living Magazine, The Chicago Tribune and the Detroit Free Press, as well as many other prominent publications.
Various festivals are held throughout the year including: Harbor Fest (June), The Annual Art Fair (July), The National Blueberry Festival (August), The All Craft Show (Labor Day Weekend) and The Antique Engine & Tractor Show (September).
Those interested in boating or fishing will find public boat launch facilities, charter boat fishing and a marina. In the summer, there are free weekly concerts at Riverfront Park.
Other points of interest include, The Michigan Maritime Museum, The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum, The Flywheeler Museum, an Art Center and many public golf courses.
For those who enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, cross county skiing and snowmobiling, the Kal-Haven Trail is located in the nearby city of South Haven. It is a 33 mile former railroad bed and has a limestone/slag surface. The trail links the city of South Haven to the city of Kalamazoo. Trial users will pass through small towns, cross over bridges and pass through small towns and pass points of historical interest as they travel through Michigan’s beautiful countryside.