Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council Southwest Michigan - an enchanting destination for people who want to enjoy small towns, rural settings, water recreation and nature. Fiery sunsets & white-capped waters, southwest Michigan's beaches are filled with fun! And the beaches are just the beginning! Pick fresh fruits & vegetables at farm markets & u-pick farms. Visit award-winning wineries & breweries. Golf our challenging courses. See beautiful autumn hues. X-country ski at beautiful parks & nature centers. Swoosh down snow-covered hills. Watch the orchards fill with fragrant blossoms. Enjoy hundreds of seasonal fairs, festivals, performances & events. Sleep near Lake Michigan's sandy shores. Walk along Lake Michigan's shoreline and you'll quickly see why people have traveled here for almost three centuries. White sands move beneath your bare feet. Sailboats and sailboards splash a rainbow of color across the white-capped waters. The fiery sunsets have a permanent memory. Southwest Michigan is an enchanting destination for people who want to enjoy small towns, rural settings, water recreation and nature. Located in the dunes of Lake Michigan are the port cities of St. Joseph and Benton Harbor with five public beaches. There is more than 60 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, five rivers and 300 inland lakes. Summer is filled not only with water-related activities, but also with exciting fairs, festivals and events. Summer concert series are held in numerous parks throughout the area. They will entertain you with pop, folk, symphony and other musical styles. Festivals ranging from agriculture related (cherry, peach, blueberry, etc.) Magical Ice and Harbor festivals to weekend shows featuring flowers, antiques and art sales. The diversity of events in southwest Michigan will provide fun for the whole family.