Named one of the 20 coolest towns in the U.S., Fennville offers the laid-back vibe of its more famous coastal neighbor, Saugatuck, without the big summertime crowds. Located about 45 minutes southwest of Grand Rapids, Fennville boasts vast stretches of sugar-sand Lake Michigan beach, rolling vineyards, and diverse, authentic food and art scenes.
Where to Eat in Fennville
Salt of the Earth is a regional dining destination beloved for its authentic Midwest-American rustic food experience built on fresh, seasonal, local ingredients.
Root Café offers an eclectic menu with a fusion of flavors and an emphasis on handcrafted and locally sourced. The café doubles as an art gallery showcasing local artists.
El Jaripeo serves up a vast menu of authentic Mexican cuisine and beverages along with a few American favorites to satisfy every palate.
Enjoy a slice of apple, blueberry, cherry or rhubarb-raspberry pie at Crane’s Pie Pantry Restaurant & Winery. There’s also a rotating daily selection of different pies, frozen take-and-bake pies and other homemade desserts, fruit wine and hard cider, and a full lunch menu.
Where to Shop in Fennville
Shop Evergreen Lane Creamery for artisan goat & cow’s milk cheese. Shop online and pick up at the farm, where you can visit with the goats.
Shop Featherstone Antique Mall for vintage glassware, pottery, jewelry, clothing and more.
What to Do in Fennville
Enjoy an adult beverage or two made with local ingredients:
- Fenn Valley Vineyards and Wine Cellar produces world-class wines and ciders with fruit it grows along the shores of Lake Michigan.
- Michigan Wine Company creates small-batch wines and ciders with its own homegrown grapes and apples.
- Modales Wines is a small craft winery focusing on handcrafted wines forged from the heavy clay soils in its 25-acre estate vineyard.
- Waypost Brewing Co. is a small farm brewery that grows many of the ingredients it uses.
- Virtue Cider uses locally farmed apples to craft its award-wining barrel-aged hard ciders.
Make your own ceramics, mosaics, jewelry and more in the Express Yourself Art Barn, a beautiful 1880s structure offering projects for all ages. Open late May through early September.
Pick fresh blueberries in season at Pleasant Hill Blueberry Farm (or pick up a box of frozen berries). The farm is certified organic.
What to See in Fennville
See the gorgeous gardens and lavender fields at Summerhouse Lavender Farm, a seasonal attraction that also offers a gift shop filled with lavender products and complements.
See the beautiful Lake Michigan shoreline from West Side Park, which has 630 ft. of sandy beach as well as picnic tables, restrooms and a playground.
Local Fennville Favorites
The Forever Curious Children’s Museum features safe, fun, inviting exhibits and programs that foster hands-on learning experiences for kids of all abilities.