Comfort Suites Benton Harbor - St. Joseph
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Phone: (269) 925-8800
Fax: (269) 925-8700
Established in 1908, the House of David, a religious sect in Benton Harbor, made and used miniature trains on which a journey of about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) was offered. Walt Disney is said to have ridden this train! Later the site was used for an amusement park named Eden Springs, keeping intact the rail road and other structures created by the religious community. Although most rides and attractions in the amusement park are shut, the place still offers railroad rides on summer weekends. The management aims to collect many historic trains which the visitors can experience first hand. The Eden Springs Park also doubles up as an RV Park and a campground throughout the year. Please visit the website for more information.
The place where this spectacular golf course stands today, used to be a farm which was reinvented in 1950 by the then owners, the Graber family. Today, Blossom Trails Golf Club is an 18-hole course spanning across a breathtaking landscape of emerald, rolling hills and blossoming trees. The course is a venue for many local tournaments, and is also available for private events. Their on-site restaurant serves delectable food and refreshments, making it a perfect spot for satiating your well worked appetite. A perfect place to enjoy a day in the outdoors while polishing your tee skills, Blossom Trails Golf Club makes golf an affordable experience.
Formerly known as the Berrien Hills Country Club, Berrien Hills Golf Club is located conveniently just a few miles away from both downtown St Joseph and Benton Harbor and overlooks the river. The public golf course offers an incredible golfing experience in the lush green fields which have been complemented by many golfers. The clubhouse, with its spacious upper deck and pool, is also very welcoming and overlooks the beautifully preserved rolling green fields and St Joseph river. It has a restaurant called Rays on the Green, a patisserie called Sweet Dreams, and a banquet hall and private spaces which you can for hire for weddings and other events. All events are fully catered by the restaurant. Regular events at the club like live music nights and privately hosted golf events keep the interest alive.
Named for a former Benton Harbor resident, J. N. Klock, the Jean Klock Park is a part of the Lake Michigan shore, in Northwest Benton Harbor. The beautiful, historic park began as a private property, and then transferred to the city, in 1917, and has ever since been used as a popular lakefront outdoor location for family and group fun activities. The place incorporates facilities for volleyball, picnic spots, swimming, playgrounds and lots more. Apart from that, Jean Klock Park also features restrooms, showers, observation decks, broadwalks and such. As such, the park makes for a fun day out for the entire family.
Located off Broad Street, towards the north end of St. Joseph, MI, Silver Beach County Park makes for a great beachfront location for fun outdoor activities with the entire family. The beach, a part of Lake Michigan shoreline, offers a wide range of of family and team-oriented activities such as beach volleyball, picnicking, playgrounds and much more. Apart from that, they also have facilities for swimming and fishing. Open between May and September, from 5a onward daily, the Silver Beach County Park features restrooms, showers and even a rental facility that can be booked for private events.
The 100 acres (404 hectares) of land, that this wonderful facility covers, is home to some of the most distinctive flora and fauna that Southwestern Michigan has to offer. The trails organized by the Sarett Nature Center takes visitors through the natural habitat of animals and also educates them about the significance of marches, wetlands, and other environmental factors. Their observation decks let you see rabbits, turtles, owls, snakes, and other creatures without disturbing them a bit. In addition, the Butterfly House which is a seasonal attraction comes highly recommended for kids. An informative and very interesting peek into nature's best kept secrets, Sarett Nature Center is worth a visit for every family.
If you want to go fishing in lake Michigan and are looking for a place to get the boats or guided boating trips, just rent a boat from Four Seasons Sport Fishing. You could go for big game fishing in the lake which is full of fish like salmon, herrings, trouts, carps and so on. So get your fishing gear and enjoy a few quiet hours out on the lake with your fishing pole for company.
Spanning 985 acres (3.99 square kilometers), Grand Mere State Park is a natural paradise characterized by unique topography, not generally associated with the state. Majestic sand dunes skirt the western edge of the park that borders Lake Michigan while the rest of the park boasts of lush tree cover. The park's unique ecosystem supports a rich array of exotic plant life. Visitors to the park can explore the Grand Mere Nature Trail and spend the day relaxing at the beach. Cross-country skiing and hunting are other activities available at the park. Call ahead for more information.
Hop aboard the Sports Widow Fishing Charters' 30 foot Cherokee Sportfisher and spend the day exploring the bountiful waters of Lake Michigan under the expert guidance of Captain Doug Wiggins. With over 35 years of experience navigating these waters, Captain Doug will not lead you astray. The captain is USCG licensed and is a man who takes exceptional pride in his craft. While the Sports Widow's specialties are steelhead, trout, salmon and perch, fishing charters for walleye, bass, pike and bluegill can also be arranged. Fishing trips usually last between 5 to 7 hours. A Maximum of 6 guests can be accommodated on the charter. A 3 hour sunset cruise is also available for non-fishers who may want to venture out and witness first hand the splendorous sight of lake Michigan awash in red and gold at sunset. Visit the Sports Widow Fishing Charters webiste for information regarding prices, additional services and charter timings.
Milan Creek Golf Course is a nine-hole golf course perfect for polishing your skills and for honing newer ones. The course is endowed with pristine, emerald rolling hills and is home to a driving range and 20 tee stations. This par 3 golf course organizes various local tournaments, and it is also perfect for a family outing. Albeit moderately priced, Milan Creek Golf Course promises a memorable golfing experience with their sophisticated services and facilities.
Pebblewood Country Club offers both locals and visitors a chance to enjoy their preferred sport in a tranquil, beautiful environment. The course is quite short, allowing you to enjoy a morning or afternoon on the links as well as time to relax and unwind after a fun game. While pros might find the course too simple for their taste, enthusiasts and beginners looking to perfect their swing, get in a few practice rounds or enjoy just an afternoon out with friends will appreciate their relatively inexpensive booking fees as well as convenient timings which can easily be reserved online. For additional details, contact the club directly.
Weko Beach, located toward the west end of Bridgman, MI, covers about 42 acres (17 hectares) of the Lake Michigan shoreline and functions as a great waterfront location where residents and tourists get enjoy natural beauty. Soak up the sun while relaxing on this sandy beach or take a dip in its pleasant waters; this venue is perfect for beach activities. Apart from swimming, Weko Beach also features campgrounds, showers and restrooms, BBQ and grill sections, observation decks, picnic spots and playgrounds. Reservations for camping is open only between May and September.