Union Pier is on Southwest Michigan’s Shore Wine Trail. The town itself is extremely small, but the surrounding countryside is dotted with quaint antique shops and art galleries. Close to the Indiana border and Lake Michigan, Union Pier has long been a favorite travel destination for folks all over the Midwest. Vacationers come to Union Pier bed and breakfasts in search of cool breezes off the lake during hot summers and fresh air in the winter.
Union Pier grew up across Lake Michigan from Chicago, and early residents understood that the great Midwestern city needed lumber and a lot of it. Lumber was something Union Pier had, and while it lasted, the town thrived. Ultimately trees were replaced by farms, and today Harbor Country in Southwest Michigan has numerous farms and farmers markets. Find fresh produce spring through fall in farmers markets in nearby Three Oaks and Buffalo Township. Or don a sun hat and head out to a local farm for u-pick.
In addition to food farms, there are quite a few Michigan wineries close to Union Pier bed and breakfasts. Many inns offer wine tasting packages from time to time, and many wineries offer summer concerts and other fun events. If wine is enjoyed in the house, plan a trip to Union Pier.
Antiques are everywhere in Harbor Country. Follow the Red Arrow Ride route through all the little towns near our bed and breakfasts, stop in every antique shop seen, and take home at least one unexpected treasure.
The Lake Michigan shoreline near Union Pier is largely undeveloped. Unspoiled sandy beaches stretch from Warren Dunes State Park north of Lakeside to the public beach in New Buffalo. Union Pier bed and breakfast innkeepers will be able to direct guests to the best and closest beach access. Bring plenty of food and beverages, because you won’t want to leave.