Archive for September, 2011

The Bounty of Harbor Country

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

There’s nothing quite like local goods and Harbor Country offers an amazing abundance!

Whether you want to bake an apple pie or make delicious homemade butternut squash soup, the fall bounty season is here. Take advantage of it!

Not only can you get the freshest local ingredients, you can also head to a pumpkin patch or orchard for hayrides. Or spend an afternoon at one of the local wineries along the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail.

Two incredible fall festivals are coming up next month: New Buffalo’s Harvest & Wine Fest (October 8, 2011) and the Harbor Country Harvest Days (Oct 7-10, 2011).

Book your autumn getaway at Firefly Resort now for great fall fun!

Firefly Resort’s Top 5 List: Favorite Fall Activities

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Fall is here and it’s time to enjoy the cooler weather in Harbor Country with these Fall Activities!

This is a Golf Tee 1. Tee off: There are five outstanding golf courses from New Buffalo to Benton Harbor, including Whittaker Woods Golf Club, Grand Beach Municipal Golf Course and Pebblewood Golf Course.

2. Sip Vino: Explore the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail with wineries, vineyards or tasting rooms in Union Pier, Berrien Springs, Baroda and Buchanan.

3. Play some games: Four Winds Casino is the perfect way to spend an evening with its many dining options from gourmet dishes to casual options as well as nightlife from wine and martinis to live music.

4. Get outside: This is the perfect weather for outdoor activities. Hit the trails with your bike, explore on foot or grab a pair of binoculars for bird-watching at Warren Dunes State Park or Harbert Road Nature Preserve.

5. Enjoy the bounty: Many farmers markets are still open and offer fall goodies such as apples, pumpkins, squash and corn. Get out your favorite recipes and head to the market!

Union Pier’s Firefly Resort is close to it all! Explore Harbor Country by day and then enjoy the night in your private cottage. It’s the perfect getaway.