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  • Do Everything and Do Nothing
    Hiking trails or sipping ales, picking apples or gathering around a table, relaxing by the fire or gliding through the snow. It's all here waiting for you, in the Art Coast of Michigan.
  • Do Everything and Do Nothing
    Hiking trails or sipping ales, picking apples or gathering around a table, relaxing by the fire or gliding through the snow. It's all here waiting for you, in the Art Coast of Michigan.


Real to Reel Film Festival Featuring Mountainfilm On Tour

Saugatuck/Douglas is excited to welcome back the acclaimed Mountainfilm On Tour: Saugatuck, for the third annual screening, March 21, 26-28, 2020. This year’s festival is an expanded version of the event called Real to Reel, which features the annual Mountainfilm Weekend. Real to Reel Film Festival highlights include three venues, 65 films, outdoor adventures, live music, a pop-up shop and more.

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Winter Activities in Saugatuck/Douglas

It’s just a fact – winter in Saugatuck/Douglas is cold – we are part of #PureMichigan after all! but just because the temperatures are down doesn’t mean you have to be! Check out our favorite winter activities here.

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Mother's Day Getaway

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to celebrate than with a trip with mom to Saugatuck/Douglas. From our creative community filled with art galleries and shops to our geographic position on Lake Michigan’s shorefront, our towns have been acclaimed as one of the best places for a mother-daughter getaway by Better Homes & Gardens Magazine.

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Family Reunion Planning: A Five-Step Guide

Looking to plan a family reunion but aren’t sure where to start? Saugatuck/Douglas makes an amazing location for a “destination” family gathering, because of the wide range in activities that people of all ages will enjoy. Here are five steps to get the plans in motion:

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One of the World's Best Beach Towns
Sun. Sand. And water, as far as the eye can see. With 10 spectacular 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, but especially as one of the premier summertime destinations in the country.
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Art & Culture
Long known as “the art coast of Michigan,” this community traces its creative roots back 100 years to the day when The Art Institute of Chicago established its Ox-Bow School here. Today, dozens of working painters, sculptors, ceramicists, and other artists call it home, enriching our community with an open-minded outlook and an appreciation of art that spills over into the galleries around town. We’re also home to the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, which hosts art exhibits, stage productions, films, lectures, and other cultural events around the year.
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Unique Finds
Indulge yourself in a little retail therapy. Three distinct districts in Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville offer ample opportunities to window-show, browse and indulge. Our eclectic blend of upscale boutiques and galleries, outdoor gear, artisan goodies and other treasures offer the perfect day of shopping and exploring.
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Hospitality
No vacation spot is complete without a good meal and a comfortable place to settle down for the night, and Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville know how to fill the bill. You’ll find award-winning chefs, locally brewed craft beer and cider on tap, and charming, friendly accommodations for a night, a weekend, or a season. Come discover why we have the best restaurants on Michigan's west cost and why USA Today, Coastal Living, Thrillest, Travel & Leisure and so many more have written about the Saugatuck experience.
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