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 here–the 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
South Pierhead Lighthouse
|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!|
|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
|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
|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.|
Dimitridon Studios Rock Shop
Lake Arvesta Farms
Bobby Walker Basketball Tournament/ Palisades Energy
|Bobby Walker, a community leader, hosts basketball tournaments for the youth in South Haven and surrounding towns.|