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It’s Official, Summer’s Here! Explore our #1 Summer Destination for 2016

It’s Official, Summer’s Here!  Explore our #1 Summer Destination for 2016

There’s Way More Than Just Sun and Sand Here.

If you want events, here is the short list; the Wooden Boat Show Festival, HarborFest with a craft fair, kids activities, food and free concerts, the Cottage Walk, which is a tour of 5-6 summer cottages and homes (tickets are about $15), fireworks, the National Blueberry Festival, which features a parade, a pageant, a 5 and 10K road race, a pie eating contest, and a craft fair among other things running from August 8 through the 14th, the Garden Club Walk, Boat Walk, and Riverfront Concerts. Clearly you could be busy all summer with local activities that will hold the interest of everyone in the group, young and old.

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Photo by Mike Miley

There may be a day or two that you prefer to be inside, and SoHa has places for you to go then, too. The Scott Club was designed by a local architect, John Cornelius Randall and built in 1891. It has two large stained glass windows, one depicting Sir Walter Scott and the other, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

The Carnegie Library, built in the neoclassical style, is the home of the South Haven Center for the Arts. Or stop by the Michigan Maritime Museum to see a tall ship or electric boat launch. You can even take a ride if you would like.

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The Michigan Flywheel Museum gives visitors a chance to experience the life of local farmers and check out antique flywheel engines and tractors, see an old town and pass through an old jail.

Maybe at the end of this day you would like to take a sunset cruise or make arrangements to rent a boat of any kind or charter a cruise for tomorrow, it can be easily arranged from your hotel room at one of the numerous places to stay.

A Few Places to Rest Your Head.

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Photo by Daniel Morrison

The Hotel Nichols is situated in the historic section of downtown SoHa, within walking distance of shopping, parks, restaurants and beaches. You can have a light breakfast before you rent a bike and head off for the day to explore the area. Ideal for families. There is a Comfort Inn and Suites in South Haven, which is also a good set up for kids and has a fitness room and continental breakfast.

The Michimonamac Lakeshore Cottages offer one or two bedroom cottages on Lake Michigan. Equipped with full kitchens, a fireplace and air conditioning to mention a few of the amenities, and views of fantasy sunsets.

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Photo by Mike Miley

But you say you think you want something more romantic? No problem. You can stay in the Main House or the Guest House at Martha’s Vineyard. Spend time inhaling the scents from the landscaped gardens or relax by your fireplace on cooler nights or in the two person whirlpool.

The Carriage House at the Harbor will also inspire the dreamer in your heart with romantic visions. Twelve guest rooms with fireplaces, perhaps a whirlpool, maybe a balcony overlooking the beauty of the harbor wait for you. Eat inside or out. Stroll hand in hand to the lake and downtown.




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