The weather has been absolutely beautiful in Saint Joseph lately, just right for a day on the water! And with miles and miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, Berrien County is the perfect place for a kayak or paddleboard adventure. Check out some of our real estate agents' favorite paddling spots in the area.
- Silver Beach County Park - 101 Broad St., Saint Joseph, MI
Located right in the heart of St. Joseph, Silver Beach County Park marks the spot where the Saint Joseph River meets Lake Michigan and offers excellent paddling opportunities on both. You can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards in the park, and explore 2,450 feet of Lake Michigan frontage or make your way upriver. The park is located near numerous Saint Joseph homes for sale and offers a lovely beach, fishing pier, and picnic areas.
- Third Coast Paddling - 601 Graham Ave, Benton Harbor, MI
Third Coast Paddling is your go-to destination for aquatic adventures in Berrien County. Located near these Benton Harbor homes for sale, Third Coast Paddling offers kayak and paddleboard rentals, including paddles and life jackets, as well as guided outings on the Paw Paw River, a mellow, slow-moving waterway perfect for paddling. Third Coast paddling offers trips and rentals at New Buffalo Beach and Jean Klock Beach and has trained staff onsite to show novice paddlers the ropes before hitting the water.
- Shamrock Park - 9385 Old 31, Berrien Springs, MI
Nestled along a secluded bend in the Saint Joseph River, Shamrock Park is a quiet family campground that also offers excellent paddling access to the river. The park is just down the road from numerous Berrien Springs homes for sale and offers a great boat launch site to put a kayak or stand-up paddleboard in the water. This area of the river is also a major fishing destination, with ample populations of bass, walleye, and other game fish, making it an ideal starting point for a kayak fishing trip.
- Harbor Shores Paddle Sports - 800 Whitwam Drive, Saint Joseph, MI
Part of Harbor Shores Resort in Saint Joseph, MI, Harbor Shores Paddle Sports sits at the junction of the Paw Paw and Saint Joseph rivers just upstream from Lake Michigan, making it one of the top paddling destinations in the state. Harbor Shores Paddle Sports offers canoe and kayak rentals with access to a vast area of placid river and vibrant wetlands. It's also just a short paddle from the open waters of Lake Michigan, which offer endless possibilities.
- Warren Dunes State Park - 12032 Red Arrow Hwy, Sawyer, MI
The crown jewel of Lake Michigan parks, Warren Dunes State Park spans nearly 2,000 acres, just minutes from these homes for sale in Baroda. The park offers three miles of shoreline, with views of the spectacular 260-foot dunes along the shore. Kayaks and paddleboards are available for rent in the park, and there is ample lake access to launch your own. The park is open year-round, and also offers a swimming beach, picnic areas, hundreds of campsites, and six miles of secluded hiking trails.
Contact us today to learn more about enjoying the great outdoors in and around Saint Joseph, Michigan. If you're looking for your dream home in Berrien County, we'll help you find it, and our real estate agents are dedicated to helping you live life to the fullest in your new home!