Not far from the handsome courthouse in this quiet county seat, you can sample local wines and tour two of Michigan's largest wineries. An 1898 weathered brick water works houses Warner Vineyards. Sip champagne on the patio beside a trickling creek, and visit Warner's champagne cellar-the only one in the Midwest. St. Julian Winery, Michigan's largest, is just down the main street.
North 14 miles on County-665 to County-388. West 17 miles.
Most of the pleasure boaters and other summer vacationers who flock to this shore village won't arrive until after Memorial Day. In spring, you'll have downtown shops, the walkway along the harbor and five miles of Lake Michigan beach mostly to yourself. Snap photos of the pier lights that mark the harbor, then take a long, barefoot walk on South Beach.
South 27 miles on Blue Star Highway (which becomes State-63) to St. Joseph.
For more information about area attractions, contact: Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council (269) 925-6301) SW Michigan Travel