Baroda, Michigan, incorporated in 1907, has a rich and full history. The Village was originally platted in 1860 when Michael Hauser, a pioneer from the Midwest, came to Michigan and staked out 240 acres with the hopes of establishing a town.
Baroda is nestled in the center of Berrien County in southwest Michigan, amidst farmland, wineries and antiques and is a rural treasure. The Village is home to just under 900 residents. Our quaint brick main street reminds you of an era long ago, when life wasn’t so busy.
Baroda is home to two beautiful parks. The Village Park is located along Hickory Creek and offers public tennis courts, basketball courts and playground equipment. There is also a picnic pavilion. Join us for an afternoon of music and relaxation at the Baroda Village Park on fourth Sunday June, July and August. Bring your picnic or purchase refreshments at the park and a blanket or lawn chairs and listen to the music and visit with friends. The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. Baroda Township is home to Hess Lake Park, a beautiful 29-acre park with nature trails, fishing on Hess Lake, soccer fields, baseball fields, and a covered pavilion.
Baroda is also known for their spectacular fireworks display every July 3rd at the Legion field. You can check out information on all of the events happening in Baroda under the events tab on this site! We have an amazing Fire Department and they love putting this event on for everyone!
Where once there were 12 tool and die companies in our Village, the downfall of the industry back in 2008 forced all but three of them to close their doors. We had to revitalize and recreate this community and with the growth and appreciation of the agri-tourism industry, we have marketed our area around it! We sit in the heart of some of the most beautiful and bountiful agriculture in Southwest Michigan. From produce and farmland to grapes and hops. People come from hundreds of miles around to see what is so special about this little hidden gem.
The Village has also set aside over 14 acres for the development of a Commercial/Industrial Park. Located on the south end of our main corridor, with access from both the Township and the Village, it is a perfect location for industry! The future plan includes a continuation of our streetscape from the downtown business district, through the industrial park so that walkers, runners, residents and tourists alike can easily access the Village and have more walking area! For more information on the industrial park, contact the Village office.
Though our community is small and quaint, we have nearly everything you need to conduct business as well as having a great breakfast, lunch or dinner, or enjoying a night out ... and that includes one of the few Post Offices that still does passports! Check out ilovebaroda.com for more of area businesses!
Just outside the Village limits, you will appreciate the transformation to the beautiful country and you will find many farm stands and u-pick orchards offering the best fruits and vegetables around! Baroda area is home to over 9 wineries and 3 microbrews. You are sure to find something to please your palette. Nothing beats the smell of ripening grapes in the fall!
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