Saugatuck Named a Best Road Trip Destination from Chicago

With the autumn months quickly approaching, there’s no better time to plan that long weekend – or mid-week – road trip to the Art Coast of Michigan. Because it’s just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Chicago, many folks from the Windy City enjoy road tripping to Saugatuck/Douglas during the fall – in fact, K.C. Dermody from says it’s one of the best road trips you can take from Chicago!

Dermody described Saugatuck as “an especially picturesque small town,” talking about our arts and dining scenes as well as shopping, but highlighted Saugatuck State Park as a must-see. Dermody writes:

“It features 14 miles of hiking trails that lead to 1,000 acres of rolling, wooded dunes that soar as high as 200 feet tall. It’s also home to two-and-a-half miles of secluded beach along lake Michigan…”

For an outdoor lover, there’s truly no better time to visit Saugatuck/Douglas than during the fall months. The cooler weather coupled with the colorful fall foliage creates the perfect backdrop for hiking the trails, perusing the shops, picking apples or taking a river cruise.

You don’t have to book a flight for a great fall getaway – plan your trip today at

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