The lakeside town of South Haven celebrates it’s favorite local crop each August with their National Blueberry Festival. My family was in town camping at the local state park and enjoying some beach time on Lake Michigan. The blueberry fields were ripe and tons of people were out picking. It was a hot weekend, so we opted for the already-picked variety to enjoy from DeGrandchamp Farms. They had plenty of assorted blueberry treats in their market.
As our son skated at the local skate park, we explored the town and what the festival had to offer. A hometown parade, tons of kids activities along the Black River channel, a beautiful farmers’ market and craft fair were among the things we explored. We walked along the main street and checked out all the shops as well as the Old Harbor Village. The walk along the channel out to the lighthouse is picturesque with all the marinas and the white sandy beach is lovely. Later we cooled off in a downtown coffee shop, The Living Room, which was aptly named since it was so inviting and comfortable. After talking with the friendly staff, I discovered this gem was run by a local non-profit to give back to the community. This would be our favorite hangout spot if we lived here!
After a fun-filled day, dinner over the campfire, and an evening swim, we enjoyed the sunset and later stargazed and reflected that it was a good day in the town of South Haven.