Summers in Saugatuck: The Best in the Midwest

If you’ve visited Saugatuck/Douglas, you might agree when we say that there’s something magical about summertime in our corner of the world. In a recent article published by The New York Times, writer Jennifer Conlin even called us her Favorite Beach Vacation spot in the Midwest.

In the article, titled “25 Writers on their favorite Beach Vacations,” Conlin talks about why our town is her favorite summer destination, mentioning our LGBT community, thriving arts scene and summer staples like Michigan fudge.

She writes: “Midwesterners have long ‘summered’ in the charming town of Saugatuck, located on the southwest side of the mitten state, because of the lure of Lake Michigan. With rolling dunes and pristine shoreline, Oval Beach easily lends itself to hours of body surfing and paddle boarding.”

Come experience it for yourself – book your summer vacation in Saugatuck/Douglas.

Between hours at the beach, there is plenty of great shopping, delicious dining, outstanding art, exciting events and relaxing lodging options waiting for you here in the Art Coast of Michigan. Plan your trip today at, or call the Welcome Center at 269-857-1701.

Click here to read the full article from The New York Times.

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