10 Things to Do in Union Pier That You Shouldn't Miss

March 15, 2018 Randal Brittian

Discover the best top things to do in Union Pier, United States including Galien River County Park, St. Julian Winery-Union Pier, Journeyman Distillery, Hesston Steam Museum, Warren Dunes State Park, Harbert Antique Mall, Greenbush Brewing Company, Shady Creek Winery, Round Barn UNION PIER Tasting Room, Vickers Theatre.
Restaurants in Union Pier

1. Galien River County Park

17424 Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo, MI 49117-9243
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 73 reviews

Galien River County Park

Reviewed By James S - Cassopolis, Michigan

If you see little boats in the picture this is also a relaxing way to enjoy the River/marsh/County park. We (21 k yachts) put in at the riverside boat landing behind the Beach which has a $7 in state fee per boat. Parking free Just off the red arrow highway is a rental location also. The day was gorgeous, the river flat, winds light and we looked up at the people taking our picture on the high lookout the other reviewers discribe. Many birds, turtles, and no bugs (what's up with that?).

2. St. Julian Winery-Union Pier

Union Pier, MI +1 269-469-3150
Excellent
66%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 65 reviews

St. Julian Winery-Union Pier

Reviewed By Thomas H

After a disappointing visit to another winery, we stopped in at St Julian's where Adrienne was fantastic. She gave us a great history lesson on St Julian's and helped in the selection of wines to sample. We not only enjoyed our conversation but plan to return. As you can tell, we highly recommend this stop if your in the area. Did I say, sample cost is $6 for 5 selections and you keep the glass which was 1/2 the cost of the other place where you got nothing extra than the samples.

3. Journeyman Distillery

109 Generation Dr, Three Oaks, MI 49128-1064 +1 269-820-2050
Excellent
59%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Journeyman Distillery

Journeyman Distillery is a small craft distillery located in the historic Featherbone Factory in Three Oaks, Michigan. Journeyman spirits are certified organic, certified kosher, and made with locally sourced Midwest grains. Our line of spirits include whiskey, gin, vodka, rum and more. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Friday-Saturday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM, Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Tours: Monday-Thursday: 12:00 PM and 1:15 PM Friday: 12:00 PM, 4:45 PM, 6:15 PM Saturday: 11:45 am 1:15 pm 2:30 pm 3:15 pm 4:15 pm 4:45 pm 6:15 pm 7:45 pm Sunday: 12:45 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:15 PM Please sign up on our web site.

Reviewed By Keinika - Chicago, IL

Started off with brunch which they do every Sunday. Its only $20 and it has your breakfast staples like french toast, eggs, bacon, potatoes, etc. But it also had a taco bar, pizza station, donut bar, hot dog cart and bloody mary bar. The food was great! They had some great offerings for vegetarians and vegans. The fresh squeezed OJ was not included but very good and indeed fresh. They also have a full menu.

After brunch we took the distillery tour. $10 a head. There we were able to walk the workshop floor where they craft their amazing liquors. We learned about the distilling process, how they use their materials, about the machinery and even got to taste 180 proof bourbon! Talk about putting hair on your chest! We also got some great history on the building, the founders and the company where it is today.

Last was the fun part, the tasting. We were able to taste 14 of their offerings. You read right, 14. Yum.
Various flavors of vodka, rum, gin, whiskey and liqueurs. They have some great blends including a 4 grain whisky and a jalepeno infused spirit, in which we took both home!

This was a fun visit and can easily be a great day trip. The Three Oaks area is a very cute small town which is a welcome break for us city slickers. There are antique shops, quaint theaters and shopping nearby. Only about an 1 hour 20 min drive from the southside of Chicago.

4. Hesston Steam Museum

1201 E 1000 N, LaPorte, IN 46350-8642 +1 219-872-5055
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Hesston Steam Museum

Reviewed By LARRY M

The train rides are outstanding lots of fun.My grandkids fell in love with this place,I couldn't get them to leave.

5. Warren Dunes State Park

Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman, MI 49125-9166 +1 269-426-4013
Excellent
57%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 446 reviews

Warren Dunes State Park

Reviewed By ellewlw - Nomad

Worth going in the off season for the elbow room - beautiful and immediate views of the lake and dunes from the parking lot, minimal infrastructure on site though.

6. Harbert Antique Mall

13887 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, MI 49115-5115 +1 616-469-0977
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

More than 50 antique dealers offer everything from furniture and vintage lighting to art glass and pottery.

Reviewed By James T - Berrien Springs, Michigan

Like all kinds of odds and ends. Looking for antiques, collectibles. estate sale items? This is the place to spend some time. You never know what 'treasure" you'll discover. We live in the area, and know it well.

7. Greenbush Brewing Company

5885 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, MI 49125-9380 +1 269-405-1076
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 111 reviews

Greenbush Brewing Company

HOURS Sunday - Thursday: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Good ideas often start over beer. Always looking to take a good thing too far, we sat down over a beer (or two) and decided that beer itself was a good idea. Of course, not just some easy-drinking, institutional prole beer, but stuff like the beers we'd had at great bars. In short, we wanted beer with flavor. Complexity. Character. Intensity. Not words found in the mass-market lexicon. So with a banjo burner, a bunch of industrial-sized kitchen pots and as many buckets as we could find, we jumped in feet first. Once a week, every week. This led to brewing twice a week and handing out bottle after bottle to everyone we knew. Now, several years later and with a 15 bbl version of our banjo burner and kitchen pots for a brewhouse, we're befuddling the beer judges and converting the masses. One pint at a time. Located in the small lakeside town of Sawyer, MI, Greenbush crafts beers with names like Anger, Closure, Mammoth and Doomslayer-and with nothing under 6% ABV, the monikers are indicative of the styles. The brewery serves beer and a full menu out of its Sawyer taproom seven days a week and currently distributes to bars, restaurants and retailers throughout the state of Michigan, in metro Chicago and Northern Indiana.

Reviewed By Grumpyone88 - Plainfield, Illinois

Stopped by here as we headed north. Did a sampler of 4 beers....mild to strong. Of course, liked some better than others, but there is something for everyone. We were not ready to eat at the time we were there, but the food looked delicious and plentiful. Want to go back just to get a meal!

8. Shady Creek Winery

2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360-2814 +1 219-874-9463
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Shady Creek Winery

"A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore". Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork.

Reviewed By Babes3020 - Kouts, Indiana

Nice venue, additional seating upstairs & on the enclosed porch to have lunch after you're done tasting! Friendly & knowledgeable staff. Only downside: Tasting is the most expensive I've encountered (and have visited wineries in many states); $10 for 6. Try the Beach Glass & Petite Sirah for sure...

9. Round Barn UNION PIER Tasting Room

9185 Union Pier Road, Union Pier, MI 49129 +1 269-469-6885
Excellent
50%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

Round Barn UNION PIER Tasting Room

Round Barn Tasting Room in UNION PIER, Michigan. Please check our website to confirm hours are correct. Trip Advisor doesn't always list them correctly! Approx. 24 wines, 6 beers and 5 spirits are available to taste. PLUS Free Run Cellars (our sister winery) wines & spirits too! Fun and friendly staff.

Reviewed By mmccandl - Lafayette, Indiana

We visited the tasting room on a Monday on our way out of town after the Apple Cider Century. We had ridden our bikes past the Baroda estate several times but had never sampled the wine. What a fantastic experience! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful (I'm sure it helped that we visited at a rather slow time in the middle of the afternoon.) We don't know much about wine but our server made us very comfortable and was very down to earth. She listened to our preferences and made recommendations based on our feedback. We had so much fun!

It was $12 per person for a 6 sample tasting; this included a mini stemless glass to take home. When it became clear that we were interested in making a larger purchase, we ended up trying several other samples (for free) as we attempted to narrow down our preferences. Try the sangria! We left with a couple of howlers as part of the case that we purchased. If you love Irish cream, try the Black Walnut Creme over ice or in your coffee. We even bought a few of these to give as gifts.

10. Vickers Theatre

6 N Elm St, Three Oaks, MI 49128-1118 +1 269-756-3522
Excellent
76%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 29 reviews

Vickers Theatre

The Vickers Theatre is a 102 year old classic art-house cinema, and a delightful movie-going experience. We feature the best in independent, documentary, foreign language films. We show 2 different films each week, and proudly serve popcorn with REAL BUTTER, nostalgic movie theater candy, and coffee drinks. The theatre seats 126, including cafe seating, and limited private balcony seating.

Reviewed By BaldEagleMenace - Porter, Indiana

This is a small theater that shows films that only rarely would make it to a metroplex. Oscar nominated foreign films and shorts are only some of great films the owner selects and introduces at the beginning of the presentation. He wears many hats: sells tickets and popcorn, overseas the espresso and his intros are great background for the film. Small venue with a few tables and chairs at the back. We are hooked on this find!

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