The enchanting community of Coloma, Michigan actually began as a business venture. A husband and wife team built a mill, planning to use the Paw Paw River as a means to transport wooden shingles. Although this first endeavor at establishing a settlement met with hardship and struggle, eventually the mill flourished and Shingle Diggins was born. The town relocated to the other side of the river and was renamed Coloma. Now a thriving resort area, Paw Paw Lake in Coloma draws thousands of guests to this picturesque region every year. Homes in Coloma MI are in high demand. Summer time and weekends find the streets bustling with shoppers and the waters teaming with boats, fishermen and swimmers.
Paw Paw Lake is the crown jewel of this area. Situated between the towns of Watervliet and Coloma, this 900 plus acre all sports inland lake provides year around excitement. Known for it crystal clear waters this lake offers fishing, boating and aquatic activities. Paw Paw Lake has a rich history as a summer playground for Chicago people dating back over 100 years. Other area attractions include Paw Paw Lake Golf Course, Paw Paw Lake Yacht Club, area wineries,
Deer Forest Park as well as many fine restaurants. Near by Paw Paw River provides some of the best trout fishing in the area as well kayaking and camping.
Showcasing the rich soil and excellent climate of the area, the Glad-Peach Festival celebrates the gorgeous gladiolus and luscious peaches that are grown locally. The annual event takes place during the first weekend of August and includes carnival rides, arts and crafts, parades and fireworks. Annual 4th of July is one of the best in the area with parades, boat parade and fireworks.
Coloma & Watervliet with its gorgeous southwest Michigan location is a wise choice for a vacation home or year around residence. Begin your life in this community with a call to either Mary or Mark. They would be able to help you find the perfect place to call home!