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Saugatuck

Art Coast of Michigan

Nestled along the eastern shore of Lake Michigan against a backdrop of stunning natural beauty, Saugatuck/Douglas is a place rich with character, culture and outdoor adventures.

 

What are things to do in Saugatuck?

The beach town of Saugatuck, Michigan is located along the shores of Lake Michigan and offers a variety of outdoor and water activities. After a day of fun in the sun, visitors can enjoy a craft beverage tour or experience a vibrant downtown area full of entertainment, shopping, and the arts.

What is Saugatuck known for?

Known as Michigan's Art Coast, Saugatuck was awarded Best Beach Town 2020 by Midwest Living Magazine. Art lovers can find many galleries and studios here to explore. The area is also known for its pristine Lake Michigan beaches, award-winning wineries and breweries, and LGBTQ community.

Does Saugatuck have a downtown?

Saugatuck offers visitors a vibrant, walkable downtown area. This charming downtown is filled with unique boutiques and art galleries for excellent shopping, pubs and restaurants featuring farm-to-table cuisine, and beautiful gardens. 

Where is Saugatuck?

Saugatuck, Michigan is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Michigan. This charming beach town is 12 miles south of Holland and 45 miles west of Grand Rapids. 

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Sun & Sand
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The Art Coast
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a couple walking by a store that has a mural on it, vibrant colors and words saying Saugatuck
Inspired Food & Drink
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sirloin and scallops dinner with broccoli, in large bowl
Summer at the Shore
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couple on the roof of their car watching a sunset.
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downtown businesses on a sunny day
Known Around the World
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aerial view of the channel in the harbor of Saugatuck, boats in the water
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Discover Saugatuck

Make your spring getaway one to remember. Shake off the winter blues and experience Saugatuck/Douglas before the summer crowds and sun start really heating things up. Our charming coastal towns have lots to offer by way of outdoor activities that let you appreciate all of nature’s glory.



Enjoy the sunshine on one of our pristine beaches, like Oval Beach. Or spend the day hiking the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area, where you can see the remnants of the historic Fishtown pier, delicate wetlands, and a long, peaceful strip of Lake Michigan. Rent bikes and bike along our many scenic trails. Play a round of golf at The Ravines Golf Club or Clearbrook Golf Club, and then relax with a massage at one of our spas.



For a unique farm experience, visit Evergreen Lane Farm & Creamery, where you can savor artisan cheeses and visit the frolicking goats. Or enjoy proper farmhouse cider at Virtue Cider and see the heritage breed pigs, chickens, and ducks that call the farm their home.

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