Covert, Michigan


A Covert Vacation

Discover Covert, Michigan, a small township nestled in Van Buren County, rich in history and natural beauty. The area is adorned with lush blueberry farms and fruit orchards, presenting a peaceful landscape and fresh, local produce. Located near Lake Michigan, a Covert vacation provides easy access to beautiful beaches and outdoor activities. It’s also conveniently close to charming resort towns like South Haven, St. Joseph, Saugatuck, and Holland, enhancing its appeal for those that like to explore. Famous for its progressive stance on racial integration since the 1860s, Covert’s history and museums offer a glimpse into a past filled with inspiring stories of equality. Find something fun and different with a vacation to Covert.

Our Covert Collection

The Appeal of Covert

"Where Lakeside Serenity Meets Rustic Charm"

Van Buren State Park
Adams Blueberry Farm
Ross Coastal Plain Marsh Preserve
Winterberry Woods - Trails
Covert Museum

To Covert

Traveling to Covert, Michigan, is a journey that is as pleasant as it is convenient, with several transportation options to suit your preferences. If you’re driving, Covert is easily accessible via major highways, making it a comfortable drive especially if you’re coming from regional hubs like Chicago or Grand Rapids. For those traveling from further away, the closest major airports are Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids. From these airports, renting a car allows you the freedom to explore Covert and its picturesque surroundings, with the drive taking roughly 2 to 3 hours depending on traffic conditions.

For a more scenic route, consider taking the train. Amtrak services nearby stations such as St. Joseph and Kalamazoo in Michigan, offering a relaxed and enjoyable approach to your journey. From these stations, local transportation options like taxis or ride-sharing services can conveniently get you to Covert.

Additionally, bus services, including Greyhound, provide connections to areas close to Covert, such as Benton Harbor, Michigan. From these nearby cities, arranging a short taxi or Uber ride will smoothly complete your trip to Covert.

Regardless of how you choose to travel, your arrival in Covert opens the door to an idyllic experience in this tranquil Michigan township. Renowned for its natural beauty, historical significance, and welcoming community, Covert is a destination that begins to enchant you from the very moment you start your journey towards it.



Frequently Asked Questions

There is a reason so many guests come back to Covert and Southwest Michigan each year, but for anyone who is new to this fabulous destination, you may have some questions… and Juniper has some answers.

Covert, Michigan, is located in Van Buren County.

The climate in Covert, Michigan, varies throughout the year. The warmest month is typically July, with an average high temperature of 84°F, while January is the coldest month, averaging 25°F. October tends to be the wettest month. Overall, the area experiences a mean annual temperature of around 50°F and receives an average annual precipitation of about 15.09 inches. This climate data suggests a mix of warm summers and cold, often snowy winters, typical of the Midwest region.


About Covert

One of Covert’s most captivating features is its proximity to the spectacular Lake Michigan coastline. This proximity provides endless opportunities for water-based activities such as beachcombing, swimming, and boating. The lake’s breathtaking scenery and vast expanse offer a perfect backdrop for both adventure and relaxation, appealing to families, couples, and solo travelers alike.

Covert is also a place where history resonates through the community. The township is celebrated for its pioneering role in racial integration and equality, a legacy that continues to shape its identity. Visitors have the opportunity to delve into this historical significance by exploring local museums and educational sites, where the stories of the past come alive. These cultural experiences offer a deeper understanding and appreciation of Covert’s unique heritage.

In addition, Covert’s rural charm is highlighted by its agricultural landscape. The area is dotted with blueberry farms and fruit orchards, a testament to its rich farming history. These farms not only contribute to the scenic beauty of the area but also offer visitors a chance to experience and taste the local produce.

Dining – Covert

The Lodge offers a cozy and inviting atmosphere for a delightful dining experience. This restaurant is renowned for its selection of classic American cuisine, emphasizing the use of fresh and premium ingredients. Their menu is diverse, featuring choices like a mouth-watering "Grass Fed Burger," delicious gluten-free options, and flavorful salads. They also have homemade desserts that are made daily. The Lodge ensures a pleasurable meal for all guests.

The Lodge
10336 Blue Star Hwy.
South Haven, MI
Ph.: 269-872-3111

A popular dining establishment known for its welcoming historical atmosphere and delicious American cuisine. This restaurant prides itself on offering a variety of delectable dishes made only using the freshest and highest quality ingredients in preparing their food. All of their food is served at affordable prices as well! Their menu caters to diverse tastes, including options for those with specific dietary needs. Visitors to Easy Street Inn can expect a homely, comfortable, affordable dining experience. They also have specials going on every night.

Easy Street Inn
275 N Paw Paw St.
Coloma, MI
Ph.: 269-468-3515

Cafe Julia in South Haven, Michigan, is a delightful beach-themed cafe offering a cozy, home-like atmosphere. Located next to the center pavilion, it prides itself on fresh, scratch-made products, featuring a menu with a wide variety of options, including coffee, breakfast, lunch, and desserts. The cafe is committed to sustainability, utilizing eco-friendly packaging, supporting local vendors, and minimizing food waste. Emphasizing community and environmental responsibility, Cafe Julia welcomes guests seven days a week from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm, offering a unique and memorable dining experience.

Cafe Julia
561 Huron St.
South Haven, MI
Ph.: 269-639-7988

Clementine's is housed in a historic building dating back to 1896. The building has seen various businesses, including a state bank and a dollar store. Now, it's filled with antique relics and South Haven memorabilia, creating a nostalgic atmosphere. The restaurant's history is intertwined with Al Ruppert, a former farmer turned entrepreneur, who bought and renamed Art's Tavern to Clementine's in 1981. His commitment to hard work and community is evident in his family-run business, contributing significantly to the local community. Serving seafood, pasta & grilled meat classics.

500 Phoenix St.
South Haven, MI
Ph.: 269-637-4755

Shopping – Covert

SoHa Surf Shop offers a diverse range of surf apparel and beach lifestyle products. Their collection includes board shorts, dresses, sunglasses, and more, catering to both summer and winter needs. The shop also provides kayak and paddleboard rentals at three locations in South Haven. As a family-run business, they emphasize customer satisfaction!

SoHa Surf Shop
1518 Phoenix St.
South Haven, MI
Ph.: 269-872-3044
Soha Surf Shop

Beginning in 1940, 18 local fruit farmers from Watervliet, Hartford, and Coloma came together and created a place for selling their harvested produce. The Watervliet Fruit Exchange has evolved into the Country Store at Watervliet Fruit Exchange offering the latest products for area farmers and gardeners, while still maintaining its old-fashioned character and one-on-one customer service. Known for its year-round Home & Garden Center and the area's largest selection of Wild Bird Seeds and supplies, the Country Store features Local Craft Beers, Wines & Hard Ciders, local seasonal produce, and local Raw Honey. They also offer Amish-made furniture, home decor, and gifts created by local artisans throughout the year.

The Watervliet Fruit Exchange
7821 Red Arrow Highway
Watervliet, MI
Ph.: 269-463-3187

They have a little bit of everything from new and pre-loved top-brand clothing for women, men, and children as well as home decor, lamps, furniture, costume jewelry, brand new sterling silver jewelry, vintage items, original paintings & unique art.  

Back On The Rack
7746 Red Arrow Hwy.
Watervliet, MI
Ph.: 269-463-7225
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Candles & fragrances, lighthouse prints, home & decor locally made by over a dozen artists.

The Candlestick Maker
408 State St
St. Joseph, MI
Ph.: 269-932-4211

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