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Explore Getaway Barber Creek

Located in Grand Junction, MI, Getaway Barber Creek is only 15 minutes from the bustling town of South Haven along the shores of Lake Michigan. While there’s plenty of exploring to be done around our new Outpost, here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Kal-Haven Trail
Distance: 33.5 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Dogs allowed

This trail, which stretches from South Haven to Kalamazoo, MI, was built in place of an old railroad route. The trailhead can be accessed in nearby South Haven from the Outpost for any out-and-back hikes.

Reeds Lake Trail
Distance: 4.2 miles
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This paved trail through the woods circles the beautiful Reeds Lake, and makes for the perfect afternoon hike with with your friends and family.

Van Burren Park Dunes Trail
Distance: 1.3 mi
Difficulty: moderate
Dogs allowed

For scenic views of Lake Michigan, this loop trail is perfect for families and for a shorter adventure to explore the area around South Haven.

Sustenance and Snacks

Biggby Coffee
~16 minutes from Outpost
Enjoy some unique season coffees and lattes at Biggby Coffee, a shop hailing from Lansing, MI.

South Haven Farmer’s Market
~18 minutes from Outpost
Before your Getaway, head to South Haven Farmer’s Market to support local farmers and other craftspeople, try some local foods, and get the freshest ingredients for your favorite campfire meals.

Golden Brown Bakery
~18 minutes from Outpost
For all your favorite pastries, sweets, and breads, there’s no better place in South Haven than Golden Brown Bakery to get your fix.

South Haven Brewpub
~18 minutes from Outpost
If you’re in the mood for a pint, South Haven Brewpub is South Haven’s first microbrewery and it’s located in historic Old Harbor Village, with outdoor seating for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the Black River.

Chomp Gourmet Hot Dogs
~19 minutes from Outpost
For a unique food experience, head to Chomp Gourmet Hot Dogs, to try some new food combinations you’ve never thought to pair before.

Gravity Tasting Room
~18 minutes from Outpost
For our wine enthusiasts, Gravity Tasting Room is the best spot in town to enjoy an afternoon of tasting, laughing, and reconnecting with those who matter most.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

South Haven Light
~17 minutes from Outpost
South Haven South Pierhead Light is a lighthouse at the entrance to Black River on Lake Michigan. First lit in 1872, this historic and beautiful red lighthouse is a must-see in South Haven.

Michigan Maritime Museum
~19 minutes from Outpost
This harborfront museum and research center is the place to go to explore exhibits that will answer all your questions about Lake Michigan, to explore historic boats—and even enjoy a boat ride or one of their many events.

South Haven Fishing Charters
~18 minutes from Outpost
For an excursion out onto Lake Michigan, head to South Haven Fishing Charters to be guided be a professional charter fisherman through a day’s catch. You may even hear some fisherman’s folklore while you’re at it.

North Beach
~21 minutes from Outpost
Enjoy a relaxing day on the shores of Lake Michigan at North Beach. This is the perfect spot for families with the waves, playgrounds, and snack bar to entertain the little ones.

South Haven Scooter Rental
~19 minutes from Outpost
To explore South Haven in style, head to South Haven Scooter Rental. Hop on some scooters and explore the main streets of South Haven and the harborfront, and get to know the area in a way you can’t by driving.

Ready to escape the city and head into nature? Book your Getaway today.