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Vacation rentals in Saugatuck
Visit this prime Midwest summer weekend getaway destination to savor the rich recreation and relaxation it offers. It's a city located in Allegan County, Michigan, and borders Lake Michigan. It is almost split into halves by the Kalamazoo River, with Kalamazoo Lake to the south towards the neighboring city of Douglas. Rental locations are spread widely among the numerous sceneries in the city: near Oval Beach on Lake Michigan, close to the Kalamazoo Lake waterfront, or camouflaging in the scenic dunes. If sceneries stun you, Saugatuck promises to blow your mind!Vacation rentals for your preference
Choose from a wide range of accommodations. From family and pet-friendly ones to properties for romantic couples, Saugatuck has got you covered. Looking for superb amenities such as pools, Jacuzzis, air conditioning, and fast internet, look no further; it's here in plenty. Go for the property that defines why you are here; relish this Midwest paradise to the full!
Vacations in Saugatuck
The area and getting around
Saugatuck is unique; it offers you all of Michigan. From lush forests and farmland on one side to the spectacular sandy shores of Lake Michigan on the other. It is endowed with towering freshwater coastal dunes. Mount Baldhead is both a hill and a dune with an elevation of 242 meters giving panoramic views. Ranked one of the top freshwater beaches, Oval beach, the city's main beach features rolling dunes and coastal grasses. If Saugatuck doesn't blow your mind, it takes your breath!Great lakes experience, food, and unique local activities
See why the great lakes are so great. Lake Michigan is so vast it may as well compete for the ocean title. If you try surfing here, you will affirm this. Enjoy a ride across the Kalamazoo River on the Saugatuck Chain Ferry, a hand-cranked chain ferry, the only remaining of its kind in the country. Climb the 282 stairs of Mount Baldhead or ride the dunes in an open vehicle. When you're done with activities, it's time to savor the culinary richness of the city. Enjoy delicious cuisines in the top-rated farm-to-table restaurants or craft beer at one of the several brewing companies here. Grab fine wine from the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail that includes a series of wineries that utilize locally grown grapes. You surely can't get enough of Saugatuck!
Travelers and activities
Saugatuck has a long history of art. From the Arts and Crafts movement of the late 19th century, where it was a noted art colony and tourist destination, Saugatuck has, in time, earned the title 'Art Coast of Michigan.' It is home to numerous art galleries and art studios such as the James Brandess Studios and Gallery. If you visit in July, you may stumble on either the Waterfront Invitational Fine Art Fair or the Village Square Arts and Crafts Fair, both of which are open-air art fairs showcasing the work of fine artists from around the nation. You may also be lucky to catch one of the regular exhibits of the Saugatuck Center for the Arts or the Saugatuck Douglas Old School House. If you have a passion for creativity, Saugatuck is calling!Saugatuck for outdoor enthusiasts
Do you like hitting the trails? Miles of hiking trails await you here; the length and intensity are up to you! Excellent biking trails cap the experience for bikers. You can rent a bike here, no need to carry yours from afar. If you are up to the task, Mt Baldhead's summit promises to reward you with a scenic view of Lake Michigan. Are you here for the water? You're spoiled for choice; you can explore the waterways atop a double-decker paddleboat or charter a sailing boat. If you want to get involved, float your kayak or canoe or take a surf through the Lake Michigan shoreline. If you're thrilled by what dwells in the water, grab your line and cast it like the angler you are!
Did you know that Saugatuck is a native American name signifying a stream outlet? It was first suggested for the post office but was taken when incorporated as a village in 1868.
Top 5 travel tips for Saugatuck
Relish the true beauty of undisturbed nature in this green paradise that offers a spectacular view of the Kalamazoo River. You may be lucky to stumble on one of the art festivals held here annually2. Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area
This area is a magnificent duneland near Oval beach, the site of the original mouth of the Kalamazoo River but was bypassed during the construction of the current channel.3. Saugatuck Douglas History Center
This small museum, located at the foot of Mt. Baldhead, ushers you into the rich history of the West Michigan area. It's popular with thousands who visit Saugatuck.4. Saugatuck Dunes State Park
This state park offers 1000 acres of land with approximately two and a half miles of shoreline. It is endowed with freshwater coastal dunes over 200 feet tall covered with trees and grass. You will enjoy hiking or birdwatching here.5. Explore Douglas
The city borders Saugatuck city to the south, and together they form the so-called 'Art Coast of Michigan.' It has impressive art galleries such as Water Street Gallery, LaFontsee Galleries, Button Gallery, to mention but a few.