Archive for June, 2011

Antiquing in Harbor Country

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

If you’re coming to Firefly Resort for a Girlfriend Getaway or a Couples Weekend, exploring the antique stores in Harbor Country is the perfect activity! Whether you’re looking for unique treasures or the perfect piece of antique furniture to compliment your decor, there are stores to fit every budget and style.

As you venture north from Firefly Resort on the Red Arrow Highway, you’ll come across many antique stores. Here are a few of our favorites:

The first stop will be Lakeside Antiques, on your left. This store is comprised of three large buildings and has some great antique pieces for your home.

Continue north on the Red Arrow Highway for approximately three miles and you’ll find Harbert Antique Mall, on your right. The prices here are very reasonable and with over 50 dealers, you’ll find everything from outdoor furniture and housewares to knickknacks and jewelry.

From Millie's AntiquesJust a little north of Harbert Antique Mall, also on your right, will be Millie’s Antiques. If you love vintage kitchen accessories, dishes and cookware, this is the shop for you! There’s also a small collection of Dutch decor including wooden shoes, figurines and Delft blue.

Just a little further north, on your left, will be Dunes Antique Center, featuring jewelry, fine art, glass and accessories for your home.

These are only a sampling of what’s out there! Spend the weekend shopping in the many more antique stores in the region and you’ll be sure to find a special treasure…or three.


Fourth of July in Harbor Country

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Most summer weekends in Harbor Country can be filled with shopping, relaxing and exploring nature but the Fourth of July weekend brings all of that plus an incredible fireworks display and musical performance. Right on the beach!

Friday and Saturday (July 1-2) celebrates the holiday weekend with music in Downtown New Buffalo as well as surfing and paddleboard demonstrations at the New Buffalo Public Beach. Saturday also offers other beach activities such as volleyball.

The highlights of Sunday (July 3) will be an outstanding performance by the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra and an amazing fireworks display over Lake Michigan. Both events are free to the public. The concert is at Lions Pavilion Park.

Whether you’re celebrating our nation’s birth or just a summer weekend, Union Pier’s Firefly Resort is in the perfect location to make your Harbor Country getaway memorable!

Distant fireworks along the lakefront