This week our 'Small Michigan Town' series focuses on beautiful Berrien Springs.

This gorgeous village has a population just under 1,800 residents.  If you visit you might want to check out some of these hot spots.

#5  People LOVE Baguette De France

Alvin M had this to say in his 5-star review on Yelp,

Baguette De France is the In-n-Out of Berrien Springs and I have NEVER heard of anyone who disliked this place. I've been a customer for over 10 years and the owners and managers are the coolest people ever.

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#4  Berrien Springs is the Christmas Pickle Capital of the World

According to Wikipedia,

Berrien Springs was known as the Christmas pickle capital of the world. In the tradition, an ornamental pickle is placed on a Christmas tree as one of the Christmas decorations. On Christmas morning, the first child to find the pickle on the tree would receive an extra present from Santa Claus or would be said to have a year of good fortune. A pickle parade was held from 1992 until about 2003. The village is in the area of Michiganknown for cucumber production.

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#3  Berrien Springs was the original Berrien County seat.

In fact, the courthouse that was built in 1839 still stands in Berrien Springs...and it looks amazing.

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#2  Berrien County Youth Fair has been going strong for 60 years!

Every August people come from all over for the live entertainment, fair food and rides.  Who doesn't love the Berrien County Youth Fair?


 

#1 Muhammad Ali Called Berrien Springs Home For Decades

Muhammad Ali originally purchased his 81-acre farm back in 1975.  He and his family lived there until Ali moved to Arizona in 2006.  Sadly, the greatest of all time passed away in 2016.  His widow sold their home for $2.5 Million in Jan of 2019.

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