Lakeside, Michigan


A Lakeside Vacation

If you’re looking for a weekend getaway, look no further than beautiful Lakeside, Michigan! Located along the shores of Lake Michigan, Lakeside is an unincorporated community set between the popular destination towns of Union Pier and Harbert. Lakeside offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you’re into outdoor activities like fishing and kayaking or prefer to relax with fine dining and luxurious spa treatments, there’s something here for everyone. Come vacation in Lakeside, Michigan.

Our Lakeside Collection

The Appeal of Lakeside

"Where Tranquility Meets the Beauty of Lake Michigan"

Captain Mike's Fun Park
Area Museums
Delicious Food
Watersports & the Lake
The Acorn Theater & More

To Lakeside

Getting to Lakeside is easy and scenic. For those living in or traveling from Chicago, the drive only takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes via I-94 E/US-20 E. Once on US-12 you travel through New Buffalo, and Union Pier, turn south onto Red Arrow Highway and follow it until you arrive at your destination – Lakeside! Enjoy gorgeous views of Lake Michigan during your journey if you take this route and vacation in Lakeside, MI!



Frequently Asked Questions

There is a reason so many guests come back to Lakeside 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.

The distance between Rochester Hills, Michigan, and Lakeside, Michigan, is approximately 200 miles. The driving distance may vary depending on the specific route taken, but it usually takes around 3.5 to 4 hours to drive from Rochester Hills to Lakeside.


About Lakeside

Lakeside Michigan is a dreamy little community central to most of the more popular Southwest Michigan lakefront destinations and activities, but with a little quieter feel. It’s stunning views of Lake Michigan, easy access to the beaches, and plenty of family activities throughout the area, make it a sweet location that not everyone knows about yet. Whether you want to spend your days lounging on the beach or exploring the local shops and restaurants, Lakeside has something special to offer. With rich area history, beautiful scenery and incredible hospitality, it’s no wonder our repeat guests choose Lakeside as their go-to destination. Plan your trip to Lakeside today!

Dining – Lakeside

Opening its doors in 1988 with the focus of feeding locals, vacationers, and passers-by with homemade, exceptional comfort food. They use locally sourced ingredients when available and are set amongst their rustic dining room or outdoor seating areas. They are most famously known for their BBQ Ribs, Lake Superior Whitefish, and Broasted Chicken. Stop in today for a fantastic bite to eat.

Red Arrow Road House
15710 Red Arrow Hwy
Union Pier, MI
Ph.: 269-469-3939

A delightful establishment known for its authentic Swedish baked goods and market offerings. With a focus on traditional recipes and high-quality ingredients, they offer a wide array of delectable pastries, bread, and Swedish delicacies. Their market section provides a selection of specialty Swedish ingredients and products.

Luisa’s Swedish Bakery & Market
13698 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI
Ph.: 269-469-9037

Known for its warm and inviting atmosphere, Capozio's offers a menu featuring a variety of classic Italian dishes made with fresh, locally sourced ingredients. From homemade pasta and wood-fired pizzas to flavorful seafood and mouthwatering desserts, Capozio's strives to deliver an authentic Italian dining experience.

13982 Red Arrow Hwy
Harbert, MI
Ph.: 269-469-4001

This stylish restaurant and bar offers a contemporary and inviting atmosphere for guests to enjoy. The menu at Union Pier Social features a fusion of globally inspired dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. From creative small plates and shareable bites to craft cocktails and an extensive wine list, Union Pier Social provides a diverse and satisfying dining experience. With its welcoming ambiance and delicious offerings, it's a popular destination for socializing, enjoying great food, and creating lasting memories in Union Pier, Michigan.

Union Pier Social
16036 Red Arrow Hwy
Union Pier, MI
Ph.: 269-586-3807

Shopping – Lakeside

A personal shopping and styling services. Located in an old Shell gas station built in 1950 by Carl Franzen. Location open by appointment, or they can come to you!

Twelve Supply
12312 red arrow highway
Sawyer, MI
Ph.: 269-405-1260

Stop on in a look for some truly unique pieces from all time periods ranging in furniture, rugs, lighting, pottery, glassware, art, as well as costume jewelry.

Harbert Antique Mall
20 N. Whittaker Street
Harbert, MI
Ph.: 269-469-0977
Harbert Antique Mall

This is an elegant yet affordable option for a lot of home decor along with finding succulent plants, ceramics, art, housewares, jewelry, and textiles.

12908 Red Arrow Hwy
Sawyer, MI
Ph.: 269-426-4247

Looking for the perfect wine? P. & E. Bottle Shop provides it's customers with both the familiar and the unknown, handpicked selections that are high quality and approachable with varied price points.

P. & E. Bottle Shop
2 Maple Street
Three Oaks, MI
Ph.: 269-820-4006

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