Weekend Family Getaways in Southwest Michigan
september 22, 2023
You can consider yourself very lucky if you live in one of our beautiful modular home communities in Southwest Michigan! The area offers a variety of family-friendly getaway options for a weekend trip that any busy family can enjoy. Whether you’re interested in exploring the great outdoors, getting to know the charming lakeside towns, or enjoying the beauty of Lake Michigan, there’s a little bit of something for everyone. Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Wineries and Vineyards: For the adults in the crowd, Southwest Michigan has famously scenic wineries and vineyards. A wine-tasting tour through the Michigan Wine Country could include stops at Round Barn in Baroda, Lemon Creek in Barrien Springs, or 12 Corners in Benton Harbor.
- Outdoor Adventures: The naturally beautiful region has plenty of opportunities for hiking and biking. Warren Dunes State Park or Van Buren State Park afford amazing views and trails in a range of difficulties for hikers and bikers.
- Fruit Picking: If the season is right, Southwest Michigan is the perfect spot for fruit picking! Blueberries, apples, and peaches are some of the regions claims to fame.
- Historical Sites: If an educational experience is what you’re after, there’s plenty of history to be found in Southwest Michigan. Visit historical sites like Fort St. Joseph Museum in Niles or the Kellogg Manor House in Hickory Corners for a taste of history. The Gilmore Car Museum, also in Hickory Corners, provides a fascinating look at the “history and heritage of the American automobile.”
Always check the websites or social media page of the place you’re planning to visit to ensure that they will be open; many locations are seasonal. If you plan correctly, you can pack your weekend with good drinks, good food, exercise, education and an all-around perfect Southwest Michigan adventure!