Things Near St. Joseph County
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Metro Areas

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While our rural communities have a lot ot offer, some people still feel the pull of the big city. Fortunately, in just 45 minutes you can be in the metro areas of Kalamazoo or Mishawalka, or in just a few hours Chicago or Detroit.

Shopping, shows, fine dining, professional sports events - all just a train ride or a short drive away.

Cedar Point Amusement Park

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Cedar Point is a 365-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce. Cedar Point is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and is considered the flagship of the amusement park chain. Known as "America's Roller Coast", the park features a world-record 72 rides, including 16 roller coasters which ties it with Canada's Wonderland for the second-most roller coasters in an amusement park behind Six Flags Magic Mountain. Its newest roller coaster, Rougarou, opened in May 2015. (Src: www.wikipedia.com).

Put-In-Bay

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Put-in-Bay is a village located on South Bass Island in Put-in-Bay Township, Ottawa County, Ohio, United States. The population was 138 at the 2010 census.

There is no doubt that Put-in-Bay Ohio is one of the most unique places you will ever visit. Our tiny two by four mile island is dotted with historic homes, the nation's third tallest monument, quaint restaurants and local pubs. Beautiful water surrounds Put in Bay where you will find the best walleye and perch fishing in the United States. (Src: www.putinbay.com)

"Up North" & The U.P.

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A scenic drive north for about 3 1/2 hours will put you "Up North", another hour and half and you'll be at "The Bridge" and ready to cross over into the famous Upper Penninsula. Many residents of St. Joseph County spend time each year in the northern part of the state for either winter activities like as snowmobiling and downhill skiing or summer activies like camping and canoeing.

One of the most well-known areas of Michigan is Mackinac Island. No automobiles are allowed on the island, so it's the perfect place to relax and take in all the beauty of our amazing state.

Airports and Train Lines

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St. Joseph County is one of the best places to live or vacation due to its proximity to several large airports, making it convenient to travel to or from anywhere in the world. Fly non-stop to major cities with just a short drive to a convenient and easy-to-navigate airport.

Additionally, just an hour away at the South Bend Airport is the South Shore train which provides a pleasant and simply way to get to and from downtown Chicago.

"The Shore" of Lake Michigan

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Definitely on the top of the list of day trips is the Lake Michigan shoreline - only an hour and half away from St. Joseph County. Tourist locations like South Haven cater to vacationers with quaint shops, rentals right off the beach, and a variety of places to get a meal or a yummy snack. Pack your beach bag and slip on your flipflops for a trip to the dunes for a fun adventure, or grab your sweetheart and book a room at a bed and breakfast for a romantic weekend.

Universities

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St. Joseph County is centrally located in southern Michigan, making it extremely close to many universities and colleges - most of which are within an hour and half drive.

Casinos

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A great adult getaway - for a few hours or a full weekend - local casinos provide entertainment and quality ammenities just an short distance away. Try your luck and check out the casinos near St. Joe County.

Professional Sports

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The sound of cheering fans. The excitement. The energy. The hot dogs, peanuts and crackerjacks. We've got everything close: AAA baseball in Toledo and South Bend, Major League baseball in Chicago and Detroit, Detroit Redwing Hockey; Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls basketball, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears football. Amazing day trips for sports enthusiasts and families looking for wholesome entertainment.




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