WELCOME TO HARBOR COUNTRY!

"Harbor Country is close by, yet a world away. It is a trademarked destination for an eclectic collection of 8 towns: Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, and Sawyer.

Harbor Country combines the best of both worlds — endless days at the beach and countrysides brimming with farms and orchards. Add a vibrant arts and culture community, a lively local food scene, and an explosion of world-class wineries, craft breweries and distilleries, it’s no wonder that Harbor Country has also become a year-round home for ex-urbanites in search of a slower pace of life amid the natural beauty of the Lake Michigan shore"

-Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce

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Downtown Union Pier is just a few steps away from the cottage so you can start your day with coffee and a treat from Black Current Bakehouse or try a tasty muffin at Nani's Cafe & Beach Shop.  Stock up on groceries and snacks at the nearby Union Pier Market or The Whistle Stop Grocery.  Union Pier is also home to excellent restaurants including Red Arrow Roadhouse, Blue Plate Cafe, Timothy's, Mario's Pizza, and Frankie's Place.

Southwest Michigan offers the warmest Lake Michigan beaches and is home to many public beach access points.  This area is anchored by two major public beaches, the New Buffalo public beach, and Warren Dunes State park beach which are both rated among Lake Michigan’s best beaches. Warren Dunes and it's 1,950 acres lies on the northern end of Harbor Country in Sawyer.  Both of these beaches are within a ten minute drive of the cottage.  Union Pier is also home to beautiful public beaches, including "road-end beaches" at Townline Rd, McKinley St, Miller Beach and Berrien St, and rental of the cottage includes a complimentary parking pass to Cherry Beach, one of southwest Michigan's most desirable beaches which is less than ten minutes from the cottage.

Whether you're planning to spend your vacation at the beautiful beaches of Lake Michigan, hiking, biking and enjoying the great outdoors, shopping, spending time at a nearby spa, or indulging at the popular Journeyman Distillery, Greenbush Brewery, or one of the many local wineries including Union Pier's Round Barn Winery and St. Julian Winery, both just a half mile from the cottage, you won't run out of exciting things to do and places to see in Harbor Country.

Please visit the Harbor County Chamber of Commerce website for additional information on the area we well as a list of festivals, events, and seasonal attractions.


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