Southwest Michigan is comprised of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren Counties. The area is known for abundant sandy beaches along the shores of Lake Michigan, with communities spanning the coast from Harbor Country (New Buffalo, Village of Grand Beach, Union Pier, Lakeside, Sawyer), to Bridgman (Weko Dunes, Warren Dunes), Stevensville, St. Joseph (Silver Beach, Lions Park Beach, Tiscornia Beach), Benton Harbor (Harbor Shores Golf Course, Rocky Gap Beach, Jean Klock Beach), Coloma (Hagar Shores Beach), Covert (Palisades Park, Linden Hills, Le Lac Appelle, Wilderness Dunes), South Haven, Casco, Ganges, Glenn, Douglas, and Saugatuck.
It also has a wonderful variety of inland lakes, such as Paw Paw Lake (Southwest Michigan’s largest inland lake) and Little Paw Paw Lake (in Coloma and Watervliet); Sister Lakes (in Dowagiac, including Magician Lake, Indian Lake, Crooked Lake, Round Lake, and Dewey Lake).
Make Southwest Michigan Your Destination Too!
It’s easy to see why so many people find Southwest Michigan to be the perfect region in which to live with convenient access via I-94 and I-196 from Chicago, South Bend, Notre Dame, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo/Portage.
For sailing, boating/fishing enthusiasts there are plenty of Harbors/Marinas from which to choose in New Buffalo, Benton Harbor/St. Joseph, South Haven, and Saugatuck/Douglas.
This ideal area also provides a wide variety of Golf Courses (including the Jack Nicklaus Signature Design Golf Course at Harbor Shores of Lake Michigan … host of The 2014 Senior PGA Championship), Restaurants, Wineries, Farmer’s Markets with locally-grown Fresh Fruits/Vegetables, Shopping, Festivals, Antique Stores, Spectacular Sunsets, and Year-round Events!