Let’s go to Michigan! During our latest little road trip around the U.S., we went to Michigan not once, but twice! We went up there to visit friends and hang out, but we also went back with my parents to show them how nice the western coast of the state is.
And on our way to other places, we stopped by the small, lakeside resort town of St. Joseph. This gorgeous beachside community is home to only 8,200 folks, but it gets somewhat hectic now and then in the summer due to the influx of visitors from both other towns in Michigan and from the Chicago area.
Angela and I stayed here one night, and also visited for a few hours on a stop through with my parents. We mostly just walked around, visited a brewery (naturally), ate some food (obviously), and enjoyed some quiet time in a beautiful place.
So yes, let’s check out some photos of St. Joseph!
The downtown area is really cute, with nice shops, restaurants, and other places to which you’ll gladly fork over your money.
Of course, for us, we were immediately drawn to ice cream. Our lust runs deep! We asked for the best ice cream spot and we got two competing answers. For whatever reason, the people weren’t too nice at the first place Ang popped in, so we went to the other one.
Kilwin’s is a small franchise in the region, and they really know what they’re doing. They’ve got that ice cream we were seeking, but also fudge and other candy that’ll make your heart come alive. Nice folks, too!
Walking around, there are some killer views of the lake with the beach down below the town. It’s a great place to sit and watch the world go by, and it makes for killer sunsets (which you’ll see at the end of this post).
My folks, doing just that.
And with that, it’s brewery time! Silver Harbor Brewing Co. sits just outside of the main drag, and we highly suggest you pop over there for some fantastic craft beer and great food.
Also, they have a staff that does it right. Nice people, great space, rock on.
And there ya go! There’s way more to do in St. Joseph, but as our time was limited here, we had to pick and choose. So, we chose to take it easy, have some walks, drink good beer, and eat good food. The town itself is really cool and has a lot going on for such a small place, and we highly recommend you swing through to enjoy it!
Be sure to check out our other Fabric of America posts.
A very special and very big thanks to everyone in St. Joseph, especially all the fine folks we met at all the places we visited. Thanks to all of you for being so wonderful.
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