• There’s Something Magical About This Place
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  • Shop. Relax. Laugh.
    With quaint downtowns perfect for a summer stroll, Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville are the perfect shopping experience to be shared with friends.
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    Between the towns, the wetlands, and the waves of Lake Michigan, there’s a whole blue world to explore – and a mode of travel for every mood.
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Labor Day Weekend: Must-Do List

September, sweet, September. Labor Day Weekend is a glorious time in the Saugatuck area as you still feel the heat of summer, with a cool unassuming breeze as the sun goes down. As you prepare for the fall season, we have created a must-do list of activities for whatever your interest may include. Whether you hope to have an active or perhaps leisurely weekend (or a mix of both), you can surely find it in the Saugatuck/Douglas area.

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Explore Lakeshore Harvest Country

Nestled along a 30-mile stretch of Michigan’s “Fruit Belt” region lies a collection of orchards, farms and vineyards known as Lakeshore Harvest Country. Take full advantage of West Michigan’s agri-tourism heritage and decide what activity you’re in the mood for this summer season – whether that’s picking blueberries, trying artisan goat cheese, or experiencing the farm-to-table restaurants, we’ve got it all in the Saugatuck, Douglas, Fennville area!

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One Final Hurrah: Saugatuck Summer

Saugatuck summer lasts through September (and event October), so now’s your chance to plan your escape to our beautiful coastal town! At this time, the beaches are a little less busy, and the water is still perfect for swimming. Although it’s not the peak of summer, you will still get to experience all the amenities of the seasonal shops, restaurants and activities, all at a slower pace.

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Unsalted & Unsurpassed

With white quartz sand stretching on for miles, inviting people to relax, stroll along the shore, build sand castles, hang out with friends, or watch the sun go down, our 10 miles of shoreline, and six public beaches, make for perfect summer days.

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Nature & Recreation
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,” and inviting places to hike, boat, fish, and golf, you’ll find a natural playground that’s worth exploring 365 days a year.
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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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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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Shopping
The distinct downtowns of Saugatuck, Douglas and Fennville offer ample opportunities to window-shop, browse, and indulge. Treat yourself to a little retail therapy in our eclectic blend of upscale boutiques, outdoor gear, Michigan-made goodies, and other treasures.
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Nestled into the sunset coast of West Michigan, we’re a short drive from several major cities in the Midwest and a quick hop from the Grand Rapids airport.