Lakeshore Harvest Country is gearing up for its 11th Annual Road Rally, July 22. Previously hosted in the fall season, this family-friendly traveling scavenger hunt departs from DeGrandchamp Farm in South Haven at 1pm.
Traveling from clue to clue, participants explore the backroads of Michigan’s “Fruit Belt” region—visiting the orchards, vineyards, farms and studios along the way. With plenty of time to visit the animals, sample wine and cider, purchase fresh produce and more, families will be delighted in the treasures found throughout the Lakeshore Harvest Country region. The rally ends at 5pm with a celebration the surprise finale location, where over 20 door prizes will be presented, along with give-aways for the kids and of course the trophy for the Rally Champion. The cost to participate is $20 per vehicle ($15 in advance).
In addition to its trail events, Lakeshore Harvest Country publishes a brochure and map which identifies its members and provides additional information about the activities found at each. The map is available at any of the member locations, as well as at the Visitor Bureau offices in Saugatuck and South Haven and Welcome Centers around the state. It can also be downloaded online at LakeshoreHarvestCountry.com.
Members of Lakeshore Harvest Country Include:
- Barden’s Farm Market
- Bumbleberry Acres
- Cogdal Vineyards
- Country Road Vineyard
- Dee’s Lakeshore Farm
- DeGrandchamp Farms
- Evergreen Lane Artisan Cheese
- Fenn Valley Vineyards & Winery
- Hungry Village Tours
- Khnemu Studio on Fernwood Farm
- McIntosh Apple Orchards & Winery
- Overhiser Orchards
- Ridley Family Sugar Farm
- Riverbend Raspberries
- Salt of the Earth
- Sunrise Orchards
- Virtue Cider
Lakeshore Harvest Country was launched with a grant from the Michigan Department of Agriculture in 2006 and in 2009 the trail was awarded the “Community Vision” award by the Greater South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce.
SAVE THE DATE
September 9 – 6th Annual Bicycle Tour
Enjoy a countryside bicycle ride to fruit farms, wineries and cideries in and around South Haven, Fennville and Saugatuck as the fall color season begins to take shape. Four routes ranging in length from 15 to 62 miles are available to accommodate riders of varying abilities, starting in Douglas or South Haven. Rest stops, snacks, lunch and even shopping are offered along the route—with concierge service to transport purchases (such as produce, artwork and other goodies) back to the starting point, for riders to pick up after the event. The event starts at 8am. Advanced registration is required at www.lhride.com.
This event is coordinated with the help of the Friends of the Blue Star Trail, in cooperation with the
Saugatuck-Douglas Visitors Bureau, South Haven Visitors Bureau, Blue Coasts Artists and Lakeshore Harvest Country.