Best Winter Activities in Harbor Country (Southwest Michigan)

November 21, 2023

We've created a round-up of the best winter activities in Harbor Country.

Check out our list of fun things to do in Southwest Michigan this winter.

Best Winter Activities in Harbor Country (Southwest Michigan), Garden Grove Inn Bed & Breakfast

  • Of course, cozy up in a jacuzzi tub or by a fireplace in one of our comfy rooms!
    • Five of our seven rooms have double jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces making Garden Grove Inn the perfect winter retreat!
  • We have snowshoes (2 pairs) available for guests of the inn! Take them for a stroll around any of our nearby trails!
    • Snow shoeing is perfect just after a big snow. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots. We promise this is a fun & easy way to get outside!
  • Enjoy a Farm Dinner at Granor Farm
    • Granor Farm is an active, operating farm just up the road from the Inn. And their chef, Abra Berens, was just announced as semi-finalist for a James Beard award, so you know it's good! They offer wonderful, limited private dining experiences on the farm intended to broaden people’s understanding of organic farming, their growing practices and the food we produce. These special meals are not to be missed!
  • Take a tour of the old E.K. Warren Factory & current distilling operations at Journeyman Distillery!
    • Not only does Journeyman produce some of the best spirits in the nation, but they inhabit a building with a lot of fun history! Join in on the tour to learn about the history of E.K. Warren and the featherbone, how they distill spirits today & then stick around to try some!
  • Catch a live music show at the Acorn
    • Next to Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks sits a lovely theater that offers some amazing live music & shows!
  • Sip on fresh, craft Cider while knocking down some pins at Peat's Cider Social!
    • This bowling alley doubles as a cider house. The lively joint makes for a fun activity for everyone.
  • Enjoy a movie at Vicker's Theater in Downtown Three Oaks.
    • This adorable classic art house cinema carries independent, documentaries, popular movies, foreign and foreign language films all year round. Plus they serve delicious popcorn & local beers and wines, making it the perfect place for an afternoon or night out.
  • Test your knowledge at Trivia  
    • Join in with Trivia at Vicker's Theater on Tuesdays!
    • Enjoy Trivia every Thursday at SideYard Sawyer (across from Greenbush) and be sure to try any one of their amazing cocktails, including a rotating tap of delicious frozen drinks (even good in winter!).
  • Visit several of the best wineries on a tour with Bottle Run
    • Bottle Run is lead by Jason who knows his wine & all the best places to take you to drink it. From pick up to drop off at the Inn, and all the stops, tastings & snacks in between, this is sure to be a day you'll always remember!
  • Or taste local wines from the comfort of the Inn!
    • Steve Salisbury of If Vines Could Talk makes house calls! He'll bring a selection of local Michigan Wines curated to your tastes to Garden Grove Inn, and set up an educational tasting where you get to learn about the local viticulture, winemakers and wines, all while tasting them! All the best parts of a wine tour without the travel.
  • Play River Rocks (like Curling) at River St. Joe
    • Just about 25 minutes away, in Buchanan, River St. Joe has 3 lanes of River Rocks which are so much fun to play, and then relax indoors or in one of their greenhouses with a craft beer.
  • Put on some cross-country skis and hit the trails!
  • Sled, tube or cross-country ski around the dunes at Warren Dunes State Park!
    • When the snow is here, the sand dunes transform into the best sledding hills around! Grab a sled and hit the slopes.

Best Winter Activities in Harbor Country (Southwest Michigan), Garden Grove Inn Bed & Breakfast