Our Top 10 Favorite Adventures: so we have eleven –who cares
- Sunsets – Watch an amazing sunset from the bluffs on Monroe Boulevard or from any beach.
- Dinner – Search for the perfect meal. Try Everyday People in Douglas, and David drools over the steaks at Sophie’s in South Haven
- Deerlick Creek Beach – Take an early morning trip to search for sea glass and rocks.
- Packard Park Beach – Walk down to this quieter beach and relax. Take a break and walk to Captain Lou’s located under the drawbridge. Have a beer in the sun overlooking the harbor. Pick up a sandwich at the North Side Deli (about 6 bucks for a great sandwich custom made with a side and a pickle) for a picnic back at the beach.
- Antiquing - Drive the antiquing loop searching for deviled egg plates to add to my collection. I always leave David at the inn. He slows me down.
- Sherman’s Ice Cream – Indulge in a cool desert. An evening drive east on Phoenix, look to your left at the lines and you’ll know you’re there. Some of our guests go twice a day. Just order a single!!!
- Drive to Saugatuck – Follow the Blue Coast Artist’s Trail, stop at all the galleries. When we arrive in Saugatuck we people-watch, hit the boutiques and tasting rooms. We can never leave without a tenderloin sandwich at Phil’s.
- Thursday night music at Riverside Park – Borrow lawn chairs or a blanket from the inn, grab a sandwich from the Depot, stroll to the park, sit back and enjoy the music - all summer long.
- Light Up the Lake We love to celebrate Independence Day! Don’t miss the parade, the spectacular fireworks, and the fabulous fine art fair. David and I bought a sculpture last year. It doesn’t really go with the Carriage House décor but we love it. Call to find out when the fireworks will take place.
- Bike the Kal-Haven Trail – Take a picnic lunch and a bottle of wine or stop at a farmers market or restaurant along the way. Our guests love this scenic route especially in the fall.
- Kayaking on the Black River – Bask in natural beauty. All you need is wine, cheese, crusty bread and a paddle. For those a little less athletic (like us) rent a motorized dinghy.
Just a few more…
- Leaf peeping along the back roads, apple picking, cider and donuts at McIntosh’s, pie at Cranes.
- Browsing Black River Books.
- Sipping champagne, watching the sunset on a sailboat
- Attending festivals, there are so many it is hard to pick a favorite.
- Strolling hand in hand to Tello’s for a romantic dinner
- Walking to the Farmers Market on Saturday morning.
- A river excursion on the Lindy Lou