Four Days of Summer
With so much to do in the area, we want you to savor every moment of your getaway.
Head off on a gallery stroll to discover why we’re called the art coast of Michigan. Make sure to stop by Amazwi, Cynthia McKean Sculpture Gardens, and Roan & Black. To explore even more galleries, pop over to Douglas and Fennville and check out J. Petter Galleries, Peachbelt Studio, Khenmu Studio, and Water Street Gallery. If it’s Friday night, check out the Ox-Bow School of Art when faculty and students open their studios, offer demonstrations, and auction off their work.
Jump on an open-roof Saugatuck Dune Ride for an exhilarating and fun-filled tour over Lake Michigan’s “living” sand dunes. Once you’ve hit the dunes, it’s time to see the area from the water with a Star of Saugatuck paddlewheel boat cruise along the Kalamazoo River. See what it means to be in Michigan’s “fruit belt” by checking out our farmers market and local farm stands. Spend the evening at one of Fenn Valley’s Summer Evening Cook-Outs relaxing in the vineyards enjoying Michigan wine, food, and music.
Pack a picnic lunch and spend the day exploring the Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area or Saugatuck Dunes State Park for a hike overlooking the dunes. Head back into town, grab a drink on the Butler Deck for spectacular waterfront views and live music every weekend in the summer. After dinner at one of our many phenomenal restaurants, take in a summer performance at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
Discover the Saugatuck-Douglas Museum located in the historic Saugatuck Pump House. Explore an exhibit and then visit its garden before climbing the 302 steps up to Mount Baldhead to take in a stunning panoramic view of the area and Lake Michigan. Descend onto the grassy coastal sands and hike the one-mile loop back. Shop for keepsakes to treasure among our many boutiques, and then end the evening with an unforgettable sunset cruise on the Schooner Serenity.