Being right on Lake Michigan, South Haven Michigan has always been a port city.

In the late 1800’s the surrounding timber industry gave way to farming, but another industry grew very well herethe resort and tourism industry.

Sandy beaches, lovely lake breezes and a charming downtown still make South Haven a popular summer tourist destination. South Haven is in southwestern Michigan, along Intestate 196 at the mouth of the Black River on the shores of Lake Michigan.

It’s home to about 4300 people and 1100 boats. Do the math –that’s a lot of boats, people!

Featured Locations, Businesses and Attractions

Michigan Maritime Museum
Address: 260 Dyckman Ave South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: 269.637.8078

Website: https://www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org

The museum, located on the banks of the Lake Michigan, provides an authentic sailing experience while educating visitors on the fascinating history of the Great Lakes.
South Pierhead Lighthouse
Address: South Haven South Pierhead, Water St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: N/A

Website: https://southhavenlight.org

This historical pier was used to divide South Haven’s North and South beach.  The pier also has a lighthouse dating back to 1903 that is still in use!
Clementine's Saloon
Address: 500 Phoenix St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: 269.637.4755

Website: https://www.ohmydarling.com/clems.html

The family-owned restaurant, known for its onion rings, is a legendary staple in South Haven. They sell over 8 miles of onion rings a year!
Decadent Dogs
Address: 505 Phoenix St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: 262.639.0716

Website: https://www.decadentdogs.com

This South Haven shop, makes sure that man’s best friend is greatly taken care of with a large variety of treats, toys, and supplies.
DeGrandchamp Farms
Address: 76241 14th Ave, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: 269.637.3915

Website: https://degrandchamps.com

With one of the largest blueberry farms in the midwest, DeGrandchamp Farms offers the best in blueberries and cranberries.  The farm has been ran by 3 generations of DeGrandchamps which have all specialized in making some of South Haven’s best baked treats!
First Hebrew Congregation
Address: 249 Broadway St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone:  269.637.1603

Website: http://www.firsthebrewcongregation.org

South Haven was a hub for Jewish people, business, and culture.  First Hebrew Congregation maintains the resort tradition by converting one of their resorts into a Camp Agudah Midwest, a camp for orthodox and Jewish childrent.
Sherman's Ice Cream
Address: 601 Phoenix St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: 269.637.8251

Website:  shermanicecream.com

Marked as a South Haven tradition, Sherman’s Ice Cream is deeply rooted in the towns identity.  The Sherman Family were some of the first settlers in South Haven and were leaders in the dairy business.
GingerMan Raceway
Address: 61414 Co Rd 388, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: 269.253.4445

Website: www.gingermanraceway.com

This premiere raceway offers a great track to experience all racing has to offer.  The team at GingerMan Raceways also host many events that bring thousands to South Haven.
Dimitridon Studios Rock Shop
Address: 418 Phoenix St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: 269.872.3150

Website: https://www.dimitridonstudios.net

On the shores of South Haven’s beaches, rock formation and minerals are rich.  Dimitridon Studios sells and informs people of all the wonderful crystals, minerals, and rocks.
Lake Arvesta Farms
Address: 249 Broadway St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone:  269.637.1603

Website: http://www.firsthebrewcongregation.org

Brian deBest and his team worked to develop a waterpark that offers water skiing, water slides, and other fun activities.
Bobby Walker Basketball Tournament/ Palisades Energy
Address:309 Elkenburg St, South Haven, Michigan 49090

Phone: N/A

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Bobby-Walker-Basketball-Tournament-296137920736737/posts/

Bobby Walker, a community leader, hosts basketball tournaments for the youth in South Haven and surrounding towns.
Experience charming local communities

Tour beautiful Midwest Main Streets as seen on John McGivern's Main Streets. This tour’s unique itinerary includes a visits to locations in LeClaire, Dubuque and Galena, as well as a special performance by John just for our group.