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Experience the Enchantment of Summer in the Art Coast of Michigan

Ease into miles of award-winning sugar sand beaches. Glide leisurely along our waterways. Splash in the waves and soak in the sun. And if boat rides, beach walks, and sunsets aren’t all you want to experience during your summer escape, we’ve got galleries to stroll through, outdoor concerts to enjoy, a thriving craft beverage scene to savor, and a host of other adventures waiting for you. Discover why the Art Coast of Michigan is one of the premier summertime destinations in the country.

Take It Outside

Our stunning coastal landscape is perfect for hiking trails or setting sails. Whether you want to take a paddle along the river or simply dig your toes in the sand, it’s all here waiting for you.

Saugatuck Mural

A Stellar Shopping Scene

Cozy downtown neighborhoods are brimming with carefully curated retail experiences for every person and every price range. Spend an afternoon exploring our one-of-a-kind boutiques— there are unique discoveries behind every door.

Unforgettable Family Fun

Go barreling down the sand in an open-roof dune ride. Climb aboard a tall ship or giant paddlewheel boat and explore the Big Lake. Whether you and your family come for a weekend or stay for a week, good times and good memories happen here.

Dune Rides
Wicks Park

Summer Events and Happenings

From outdoor concerts and art fairs to lively festivals and parades, there’s never a dull moment during summers in Saugatuck/Douglas. 

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