Things To Do in the Klinger Lake Area
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St. Joe H2O
The St. Joe H2O website is published by St. Joseph County, MI. It has lots of great suggestions for things to do around our county. Take some time to explore this excellent site and plan your stay at Klinger Lake. Visit the St. Joe H2O website for more information.
Fernwood Botanic Gardens
If you enjoy nature, a trip to the Fernwood Botanic Gardens in Niles, Michigan makes an interesting and enjoyable excursion. It's about a one hour drive from Klinger Lake. Visit www.fernwoodbotanical.org for more information. They have an extensive schedule of indoor and outdoor activities all year long.
Hoshel Canoe Park
One of St. Joe County's newest parks is the Hoshel Canoe Park. It is on the beautiful Prairie River. The park is neat, but has limited amenities-- chiefly just a launch area and a few picnic tables. There is no parking lot-- you must park on Hoshel Road. To get there from Centreville, take M86 west to Strobel Rd and turn left (south). Cross the Prairie River and turn right (west) on Hoshel Rd. You will see the park on your right. Park on the side of the road just past the bridge. Here's a link to the location on Google Maps.
Kalamazoo Nature Center
The Kalamazoo Nature Center has 1100 acres of wooded countryside and offers more than 14 miles of hiking trails through spectacular wildlife viewing habitats. It is located at 7000 North Westnedge Avenue, a bit north of Kalamazoo. For directions and information, please visit naturecenter.org
Kalamzoo Valley Museum
Operated by the Kalamazoo Valley Community College, the museum offers a variety of interesting and educational exhibits and activities for kids and adults. It is located at 230 North Rose Street in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan. For hours, directions, and lots of additional information, please visit their website, kalamazoovalleymuseum.org
Klinger Lake Country Club
If you like to golf, or just want to find a place to relax and socialize with friends, the Klinger Lake Country Club is THE place to be! They have a variety of memberships to suit your needs including several new affordable membership categories. Enjoy a snack in the club room or dinner in the dining room. The Club also has an outstanding pro shop, where you can browse the top brands of golf clothing and accessories, a beautiful swimming pool, and a nice outdoor patio. Read more about the Klinger Lake Country Club and check out our photos of the golf course, or visit their website-- www.klingerlakecc.com
Klinger Lake Yacht Club
If you are a sailing enthusiast, we have great news! Sailboat races are back on Klinger Lake, thanks to the Klinger Lake Yacht Club. Maybe you grew up watching Flying Scots race every Sunday afternoon at 3, with little Sunfish nipping at their heels. Thanks to the KLYC and Commodore Ted Combs, you can now join in. The Klinger Lake Yacht Club is a community of sailing enthusiasts and friends who promote the enjoyment of sailing and racing on Klinger Lake by conducting races, organizing club picnics and providing training and assistance. Visit their website,www.klyc.org for information and pictures. They also have a Facebook Page that you can check out.
Little River Railroad Steam Train
Looking for a real adventure? How about a ride on a steam-powered train? Less than an hour's drive from Klinger Lake is the Little River Railroad featuring rides and a museum. During the summer months, they offer shorter trips of about 45 minutes for just $10. Perfect for kids! For information including dates and times and ticket prices, visit www.littleriverrailroad.com.
Nottawa Township Library
Have you ever heard of a library with a cat in residence? Meet Caldecat, the mascot of the Nottawa Township Library. Caldecat came to the library in summer 2013 as a small kitten and he is now a big boy! He loves to play with kids and keep patrons company. Visit the Nottawa Township Library website for hours and additional information.
Shipshewana, Indiana is an interesting place that is not far from Klinger Lake that many people like to visit. Some of the attractions include the flea market, which is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and the many restaurants and shops featuring handmade quilts, furniture, bird feeders, etc. Visit www.shipshewana.com for more information.
A short 20 minute drive from Klinger Lake, the Wellfield Gardens are just off Indiana Highway 19 in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. This is a lovely place to visit any time of the year. Of coiurse, the gardens are especially nice during the spring and summer months. For more information, please visit their website at: www.wellfieldgardens.org.