Van Buren County Tourism

Van Buren County TourismBeautiful Van Buren County, located at the Gateway to Pure Michigan, offers a wide array of fun, healthy and educational activities for the entire family throughout the entire year. Whether it is our exceptional array of year round outdoor activities, our many museums and art galleries or our proximity to many major cities, you won’t be bored in Van Buren County. With Van Buren County’s central Midwestern location and a climate moderated by the greatest of the five Great Lakes, Lake Michigan, it is always fun at the Gateway to beautiful Southwest Michigan.!

From the beaches of Lake Michigan to winter sports, Van Buren County, Michigan has something for everyone including the following:
  • Lake Michigan, the greatest of the five Great Lakes. A true sportsman’s paradise is home to boating, fishing, sailing and incredible beaches. Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake wholly in the US. It is 22,300 square miles of fresh water and it is the fifth largest fresh water lake in the world.
  • Fresh local food is in abundance. Our delightful farmers markets are brimming with freshness and timeless hospitality. From bushels of fresh picked apples to ciders, jams, fresh vegetables, it's a tradition of the area. And don't forget our U-pick blueberries, raspberries and sweet corn/Indian corn and pumpkin fields. Van Buren County is nicknamed “Michigan’s Fruit Basket” due to its superior fruit production.
  • Van Buren County has a great collection of trails for hiking and biking
Kal-Haven Trail
Van Buren Trail
Friends of the Kal-Haven Trail
Trail Shuttle Service
Bangor/South Haven Heritage Water Trail
North Point Conservation Area
West Michigan Trails and Greenways Coalition
Van Buren State Park
Two Rivers Coalition
Van Buren Youth Camp
  • Winter sports include skiing and snowmobiling. Winter offers a variety of winter sports for you to enjoy. You can downhill ski or snowboard at Timber Ridge Ski Resort, located in north-eastern portion of the county. Cross-country skiers can utilize various locations around the county, such as the Van Buren State Park in Covert, the Kal-Haven Trail, or the Van Buren Trail.  If driving a Snowmobile along snow covered trails is your passion, you can go to the Van Buren State Park or take a look at the snowmobile trails map of South Western Michigan. Don't let the cold keep you from the fun!! - Click here to learn more!
  • Regional Wineries
St. Julian Winery
Warner Vineyards
Lawton Ridge Winery
Cody Kresta Vineyard
Pure Michigan Wine
Michigan Wines
  • Local Breweries
Arclight Brewing Company
Final Gravity Brewing Company
Paw Paw Brewing Company                                              

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