About Berrien Springs
The community of Berrien Springs, situated along the St. Joseph River, is proud of its heritage as a quiet agricultural and recreational community. And it intends to keep it that way.
Residents and visitors enjoy 47 miles of river in Michigan and 16 miles in Indiana, with trout and salmon sport fishing and plenty of opportunities to canoe, hike and hunt.
The area is popular with residents who enjoy a friendly small-town community. To maintain its peaceful, rural community, residential parcels are required to be relatively large and a large part of the community is zoned agricultural.
At one time Berrient Springs was the county seat, its courthouse is the oldest in Michigan. The Greek Revival courthouse has been restored and houses a county museum and the Berrien County Historical Association.
Area schools include Mars Elementary, Sylvester Elementary, Berrien Springs Middle School and Berrien Springs High School as well as private religious schools.