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Coloma is located in southwest Michigan, west of Kalamazoo near Paw Paw Lake and Lake Michigan. Originally called "Shingle Diggins" because of its' early business making wooden shingles that were sent down the river to sell in St. Joseph, Michigan, it also became a stage coach stop in the 1840s. Weary travelers riding from St. Joseph to Paw Paw could buy a hot meal and rent a room at the Osgood House, and shop at the general store. As paper money was scarce, shoppers would trade or "dicker" with the storeowner for purchases, and eventually the name of the town was changed to "Dickerville." When a post office was assigned to the town, one of the town's residents recalled stories of the California Gold Rush of 1849 and how her father compared Dickerville to Coloma, California - and thus the new name of the town was born. In the late 1800s, Coloma saw a "gold rush" of its' own - in the way of tourists coming to escape the heat, wind and noise of Chicago to rest along the shores of nearby Paw Paw Lake. Today, tourism continues to play a large part in Coloma's growth. The town is popular for its' swimming, fishing and boating on Paw Paw Lake, and hiking, biking and other sports are also available in the area. Nearby Attractions include Deer Forest Fun Park, southwest Michigan's largest animal and amusement park where visitors can pet and feed deer, ride a camel and enjoy amusement rides.

Surrounding areas: Watervliet, Michigan (2.5 mi), Covert, Michigan (7.8 mi), Sister Lakes, Michigan (9.6 mi), St Joseph, Michigan (10.9 mi), Magician Lake, Michigan (11.1 mi), South Haven, Michigan (14.8 mi), Dowagiac, Michigan (17.3 mi)

Coloma Vacation Rentals

Coloma Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 8 Motel Benton Harbor1950 E Napier AveBenton Harbor, MI8.4 mi.(269) 926-1371
Benton Harbor Super 8 Motel1950 E Hapier AveBenton Harbor, MI8.9 mi.(269) 926-1371
Motel 6 - Benton Harbor2063 PipestoneBenton Harbor, MI8.9 mi.(269) 925-5100
Days Inn - Benton Harbor2699 MichiganBenton Harbor, MI9.0 mi.(269) 925-7021
Holiday Inn Express2276 Pipestone RdBenton Harbor, MI9.1 mi.(269) 927-4599
Comfort Suites1825 Meadowbrook RdBenton Harbor, MI9.2 mi.(269) 925-8800
Comfort Inn - Benton Harbor1598 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI9.4 mi.(269) 925-1880
Courtyard By Marriott1592 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI9.4 mi.(269) 925-3000
Red Roof Inn1630 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI9.4 mi.(269) 927-2484
Howard Johnson798 Ferguson DrBenton Harbor, MI10.4 mi.(269) 927-1172
Econo Lodge2723 Niles AveST Joseph, MI11.4 mi.(269) 983-6321
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3019 Lakeshore DrST Joseph, MI12.3 mi.(269) 982-0004
Snow Flake Inn Inc3822 Red Arrow HwyST Joseph, MI14.2 mi.(269) 429-3261
Park Inn Stevensville4290 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI14.6 mi.(800) 670-7275
Captains Loft407 1/2 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI15.1 mi.(269) 637-7391
Hampton Inn04299 Cecilia DrSouth Haven, MI15.1 mi.(269) 639-8550
The Friendship Inn09817 M-140 HwySouth Haven, MI15.1 mi.(269) 637-5141
Baymont Inn & Suites2601 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI15.1 mi.(269) 428-9111
Comfort Suites2633 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI15.1 mi.(269) 428-4888
Comfort Suites1743 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI15.2 mi.(269) 639-2014
Old Harbor Inn515 Williams StSouth Haven, MI15.3 mi.(269) 637-8480
The Colonial Hotel532 DyckmanSouth Haven, MI15.3 mi.(269) 637-2887
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI15.5 mi.(269) 429-2700
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI16.1 mi.(269) 428-4400
Amerihost Inn & Suites Dowagiac29291 Amerihost DrDowagiac, MI16.8 mi.(269) 782-4270
Holiday Inn Express1741 Phoenix RdSaint Haven, MI17.6 mi.(269) 637-8800
Ramada Inn & Conference Center1555 Phoenix RdSouth Haven, MI17.6 mi.(269) 639-9900
Simpson's Lake View Resort117 55TH StGrand Junction, MI20.4 mi.(269) 434-6843
Comfort Inn & Suites153 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI21.2 mi.(269) 655-0303
Econo Lodge139 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI21.2 mi.(269) 657-2578
Super 8 Motel - Paw Paw111 Ampey RdPaw Paw, MI21.4 mi.(269) 657-1111
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI25.3 mi.(800) 800-8000
Holiday Inn Express1265 S 11TH StNiles, MI25.9 mi.(269) 684-3900
Bed & Breakfast
J Paules Fenn Inn Bed & Breakfast2254 S 58TH StFennville, MI29.8 mi.(269) 561-2836

Coloma Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four distinct seasons and there is a saying that goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will change." This is because both the warm, humid air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, and cold, dry air from the Arctic influence the climate. Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the climate is also influenced by the lake effect, which helps keep temperatures mild during the summer and increases the moisture content in the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow as it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfalls in some areas, known as "snow squalls" on the downwind shores of the lakes. Showers and thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer, and fall is often the sunniest time of the year in Michigan.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 17°F 2.32 in. -
February 34°F 19°F 1.68 in. -
March 44°F 27°F 2.43 in. -
April 56°F 36°F 3.77 in. -
May 67°F 46°F 3.33 in. -
June 77°F 56°F 3.53 in. -
July 81°F 60°F 3.24 in. -
August 79°F 58°F 3.47 in. -
September 72°F 51°F 4.17 in. -
October 61°F 41°F 3.09 in. -
November 46°F 32°F 3.30 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 2.71 in. -

Coloma Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 33 miles south of Coloma in South Bend, Indiana, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located approximately 54 miles east of Coloma in Battle Creek, Michigan, the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located roughly 62 miles northeast of Coloma in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located around 62 miles southwest of Coloma in Valparaiso, Indiana, and finally the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located about 69 miles southwest of Coloma in Gary, Indiana.

Coloma Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI 
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN67.3 mi.
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI72.5 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL72.7 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN76.6 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN77.3 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL78.4 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL81.8 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL81.9 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL82.5 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL86.0 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL88.0 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL88.6 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL89.8 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI58.5 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI62.8 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI72.5 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL100.8 mi.
Golf Courses
New Paw Paw Lake Golf ClubWatervlietMI2.5 mi.
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI9.0 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI9.0 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubSaint JosephMI10.6 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI14.3 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI14.3 mi.
Glenn Shores Golf CourseSouth HavenMI14.8 mi.
Dowagiac Elks Country ClubDowagiacMI17.8 mi.
Hampshire Country ClubDowagiacMI17.8 mi.
Spruce RidgeDowagiacMI17.8 mi.
South Haven Country ClubSouth HavenMI18.3 mi.
Bucks Run Golf ClubMount PleasantMI18.6 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseMount PleasantMI18.6 mi.
PohlcatMount PleasantMI18.6 mi.
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI21.1 mi.
Heritage Glen Golf ClubPaw PawMI21.5 mi.
Lake Cora HillsPaw PawMI21.5 mi.
Jeptha Lake Golf CourseBloomingdaleMI22.7 mi.
Lawton Golf ClubLawtonMI24.1 mi.
Diamond Lake Golf CourseCassopolisMI24.5 mi.
Park Shore Golf ClubCassopolisMI24.5 mi.
Shamrock Hills Golf CourseGoblesMI25.4 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI25.5 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI29.3 mi.
Ski Areas
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI25.0 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI32.6 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI73.6 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI74.9 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI93.3 mi.
State Parks
Van Buren State ParkMI10.6 mi. 
Warren Dunes State ParkMI23.9 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI29.4 mi. 
Saugatuck Dunes State ParkMI36.0 mi. 
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI16.6 mi.(History)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN34.9 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN34.9 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN34.9 mi.(Art)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI37.6 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI37.6 mi.(Art)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN45.1 mi.(Technology)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI58.5 mi.(Science)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN34.9 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI58.5 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL72.7 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL72.7 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL83.1 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI83.9 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN95.0 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI97.0 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI100.4 mi.

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