Unwind in the Art Coast of Michigan.

Memorial Day Weekend: Where to Go and What to Do

Ah, Memorial Day Weekend: a glorious time of year to ring in the unofficial start to summer and more importantly, remember those who have served our country’s armed forces. In Saugatuck, we as a community commemorate both facets. To kick-off to the summer season, we’ve put our umbrellas away and created a “Can’t Miss” list […]

Fresh Picks for Fall

If there’s anything that can make us forget the joys of summer, it’s the dazzle of autumn days. The beaches may be quiet, but the calendar is bustling with things to see and do as the Saugatuck/Douglas area welcomes the season. Raise Your Glass From Buchanan to South Haven, the orchards and vineyards of Southwest […]

Seven Ways to Explore Our Harbor

Water, water everywhere—and so many ways to explore it! From the Kalamazoo River to the harbor and the big lake, water is all around you in the Saugatuck-Douglas area. While it’s beautiful to gaze at from the beach, your hotel, or restaurant, it’s a whole different kind of experience when you get out into the […]

The Star of Saugatuck

Marilyn Starring grew up on a farm with a father who disdained the water and went out of his way to make sure his children never went to the beach. So, it may come as a surprise to those who grew up with her that she is the manager of the Star of Saugatuck Boat […]

Hit the Trail: Hiking in the Saugatuck Area

In Japan, there’s a concept called “forest bathing” where people spend time in the woods to improve their sense of well-being. In the Saugatuck-Douglas area, we take that concept one step farther, combining the tranquility of the woods with the meditative sights and sounds of the water. The area is home to multiple hiking trails, […]