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One of the World’s Best Beach Towns

Sun. Sand. And water, as far as the eye can see. With miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, one of Condé Nast Traveler’s “Top 25 Beaches in the World,” the Saugatuck/Douglas region shines all year long. Pick from six pristine beaches to soak up the sun, splash in the waves, or watch the sunset.

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Hit the Trails

Our miles of trails let you choose the length and intensity of your outdoor adventure. Explore the gently rolling dunes and shoreline at Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area. Wander the sandy forest paths of Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Or get your heart pumping with a steep climb up and down Mt. Baldhead and be rewarded with a panoramic view of Lake Michigan.

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Unsalted and Unsurpassed

From the winding Kalamazoo River to the harbor and big lake, there are so many opportunities to enjoy the water in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. Whether you take in our waterways from atop a double-decker paddleboat, charter a sailing or fishing excursion, or explore them under your own power in a kayak or canoe, you’ll find any encounter with our unsalted waves an enthralling experience.

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In The Elements Rental Rental & Bike Repair

439 Butler Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-355-3669

Rent everything you need to enjoy yourself in the elements of Saugatuck. Paddleboards, Kayaks, Bikes & Beach Gear available for rent.

Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area

Oval Dr. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 /

This sandy trail takes you through a 173-acre protected natural area with unspoiled dunes and wetlands.

Forstner Blueberry Farm

In business for more than 70 years, this Allegan farm offers already-picked blueberries by the pint, quart, 2-pound clamshell, and 5-pound box, in add…

Retro Boat Rentals

730 Water St. /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / (616)-405-6688

Take a ride on a vintage runabout boat with retro-fitted electric motors, or a Donut or Duffy boat, and enjoy drinks at the Old Boathouse bar.

Clearbrook Golf Club

6494 Clearbrook Drive at 65th Street /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2000

A classic public course, well-conditioned, and popularly priced with renowned dining—for locals and loyals for over four decades.

Saugatuck Dune Rides

6495 Blue Star Highway /Saugatuck, MI 49453 / 269-857-2253

Take a 40-minute ride across breathtaking sand dunes. A great way to see Saugatuck’s natural beauty.

Sailing Saugatuck - On the Tall Ship Serenity

219 N Union St /Douglas, MI 49406 / 269-214-2445

Take a two-hour sailing cruise on the Schooner Serenity, Saugatuck’s only authentic tall ship.

Wade's Bayou Memorial Park

52 Bayou St #22 /Douglas, MI 49406 /

Perfect for fishing and kayaking, this scenic Douglas locale is also known for sunrise and wildlife viewing.

Chauffeured Antique Joy Rides

Sit back, relax and let your personal driver meander the back streets of Holland, Saugatuck, and Grand Haven. Your chauffeur will provide local histor…

Sailing with Julie

219 N Union Street Dock #801 /Douglas, MI 49406 / 269-447-7000

Aboard the sailing vessel Julianna, it's your gateway to memorable sailing adventures on the enchanting Lake Michigan. We're anchored in Douglas, MI,…

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