TO SEE AND DO IN THE SAUGATUCK/DOUGLAS AREA
are numerous activities in the surrounding area. Below
are just a few suggestions. Click here
to go directly to website links to
local attractions, shops, restaurants and lodging
at the bottom of this page. See our map
for many of the locations.
½ or full day charter fishing trip – call Big Lake Outfitters
go swimming? Visit the Douglas Beach (NC) or Oval Beach
($) to swim in Lake Michigan, or just stroll along the
the tallest sand dune in the area Mt. Baldhead – only
302 steps to the top! <map>
State Park, approximately 5 miles from Saugatuck, offers
nature trails where you can hike to Lake Michigan, and
picnic areas. <map>
is on the top of your “to do” list check out Clearbrook
269-857-2000, the Ravines 269-857-1616 or West Shore
S.S. Keewatin ($) 269-857-2107, one of the last Great
Lakes steam powered passenger vessels, which is moored
in Douglas. Open Memorial - Labor Day.
interested in local history, visit the Saugatuck-Douglas
Historical Museum (no charge, donations appreciated).
Open daily Memorial Day - Sat./Sun. after Labor Day
to end of October. <map>
little more action, take the Saugatuck Dune Rides 269-857-2253
($) for a 40 minute scenic/narrated ride through Lake
Michigan’s scenic sand dunes – great fun for all ages!
shop, go antiquing, or gallery stroll? The Saugatuck/Douglas
area has many unusual and unique shops to browse through,
and over 20 art galleries/studio’s, including Oxbow
Summer School of Art.
15 minutes away is Fenn Valley Winery ($) 269-543-2396
offering self-guided tours, video and wine tasting,
and Crane’s Orchard’s 269-561-2297 offers fresh fruit
in season, and their restaurant, Crane's Pie Pantry,
serves a light fare and scrumptious desserts.
Michigan Maritime Museum ($) 269-637-8078 is located
in downtown South Haven, only 20 minutes south of us.
north of Saugatuck is Holland offering Craig’s Cruisers,
Dutch Village, Holland Outlet Mall, Hope Repertory Theatre
and Windmill Island for your entertainment.
area information please visit the web
sites listed below.
- That accept group reservations.
Gables: 269-857-2162 (5 blocks from our dock on the
Clearbrook: 269-857-2000 (2 miles from town @ Clearbrook
The Mermaid: 269-857-8208 (4 blocks from our dock on
Pumpernickel’s: 269-857-1196 (5 blocks from our dock
in downtown Saugatuck)
Spectators: 269-857-5001 (2 miles from town just off
Toulouse: 269-857-1561 (7 blocks from our dock)
are numerous other restaurants in the area, such as:
Butler | Phil's | Wally's | Chequer's | Wicks Park
Grille | Marro's