Saugatuck, Michigan

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A Saugatuck Vacation

Located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck, Michigan, is the perfect Midwest destination for a blend of adventure and relaxation. Beyond its captivating beaches, Saugatuck offers a diverse range of attractions. The town’s vibrant arts scene, charming boutiques, and renowned art galleries provide a delightful cultural experience. For outdoor enthusiasts, the area boasts scenic hiking trails, water-based activities on the Kalamazoo River, and nearby dunes to explore. Whether you’re seeking a relaxing getaway or an active adventure, Saugatuck, Michigan, promises an unforgettable vacation experience. Come and discover the magic of a Saugatuck vacation for yourself.

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The Appeal of Saugatuck

"Where Every Day is a Lakeside Adventure!"

Beautiful Lake Michigan
Fantastic Art Galleries
Saugatuck Harbor
Historical Water Mill
Family Entertainment
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To Saugatuck

Getting to Saugatuck, Michigan, is relatively straightforward, but the exact route you take will depend on your starting point as well as your preferred method of travel. If you’re traveling by car, the most common way to reach Saugatuck is via major highways. Saugatuck is located in Allegan County, and it’s easily accessible from Interstate 196 (I-196) if you’re coming from the east or west. If you’re coming from the south, you can take US-31, which connects to I-196. From the north, you can use various local roads or highways depending on your starting location.

Another option is to fly into the nearest major airport to Saugatuck which is the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. From the airport, you can rent a car and drive to Saugatuck, which is approximately a 45 to 60-minute drive away, or hail a cab or a ride-sharing service.

If you prefer train travel, you can take an Amtrak train to the nearby Holland Station and arrange for a short ride or taxi to Saugatuck. Bus services like Greyhound and Indian Trails also provide transportation to nearby cities such as Holland or Grand Rapids, where you can easily arrange for a taxi or ride-sharing service to complete your journey to Saugatuck.

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FAQ'S

Frequently Asked Questions

There is a reason so many guests come back to Saugatuck and Southwest Michigan each year, but for anyone who is new to this fabulous destination, you may have some questions… and Juniper has some answers.

There are some fantastic things to see and do in & around Saugatuck, MI. See our "Things to Do" section above!

Saugatuck, Michigan, has a humid continental climate. Summers in Saugatuck are generally warm and inviting, with temperatures typically ranging from the 70s to 80s Fahrenheit (20s to 30s Celsius). In contrast, winters in Saugatuck can be quite cold, with temperatures frequently dropping below freezing. Snowfall is not uncommon during the winter months. Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year, with the highest amounts occurring in summer. This means that Saugatuck receives moderate rainfall, and visitors may experience occasional thunderstorms during the summer.

Saugatuck, Michigan, is a relatively small town that does not have a comprehensive public transportation system like you might find in larger cities. Most transportation in Saugatuck and the surrounding areas rely on personal vehicles, bicycles, and walking, but there is the Interurban Transit Authority. Interurban is a demand-response public bus system providing transportation for Saugatuck, Douglas, and Saugatuck Township only. Their hours of operation vary throughout the year, so make sure to check the date and time you are looking to use the service. Fares are $1.00 for Adults and Children 12 and over, $.50 for Senior Citizens 62 and older, Children under 12 or persons with disabilities.

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About Saugatuck

Welcome to Saugatuck, Michigan, a picturesque destination that promises an unforgettable escape. Nestled along the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, Saugatuck invites you to immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty and small-town charm. As you step into Saugatuck, you’ll be captivated by the stunning vistas of sandy beaches, the glistening azure waters of the lake, and the awe-inspiring sunsets that bathe the horizon in a mesmerizing display of colors. This coastal gem is celebrated for its tranquil atmosphere, offering a serene haven for travelers in search of relaxation and inner peace.

Saugatuck is frequently referred to in partnerships with it’s neighboring lake town of Douglas, each slightly unique from the other, but overall they share many of the same establishments, creating a seamless fusion of experiences. Douglas, often referred to as the “Art Coast of Michigan,” is renowned for its artistic offerings, including additional galleries, live theater performances, and scenic dune rides. The proximity of these two towns allows you to explore a diverse range of cultural and natural attractions.

Dining – Saugatuck

A contemporary and lively restaurant and bar, situated in the heart of downtown Saugatuck, offers a diverse menu that spans from breakfast and lunch to dinner, alongside a selection of expertly crafted cocktails..

Pumpernickles
202 Butler St.
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-455-5299
https://pumpernickelssaugatuck.com/

Phil's Bar & Grill in Saugatuck, Michigan, is a delightful dining destination that combines modern flair with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Located in the heart of downtown, it's a favorite among locals and visitors alike. The diverse menu offers something for everyone, from mouthwatering breakfast options to innovative dinner dishes crafted with fresh, local ingredients.

Phil's Bar & Grille
215 Butler St.
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-857-1555
https://www.philsbarandgrille.com/

A cozy and inviting eatery known for its delicious pizza and casual dining experience. It offers a welcoming atmosphere where patrons can enjoy a slice of pizza or a hearty Italian meal. The menu features a variety of pizza options with fresh toppings, as well as other Italian-inspired dishes. Scooters Cafe & Pizzeria is a popular spot for locals and tourists alike, all looking for a satisfying and relaxed dining experience in Saugatuck.

Scooters Cafe & Pizzeria
322 Culver St.
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-857-3501
https://www.scooterscafeandpizzeria.com/index.html

A quality confectioner featuring hand-crafted Chocolates, Mackinac Island-style Fudge, and Original Recipe Ice Cream. Caramel Corn and Brittle are also made right in the store as well as Waffle Cones and Caramel Apples. The confections are made in the storefront window, and everyone can enjoy watching it all be made.

Kilwin's Chocolates & Ice Cream
152 Butler St.
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-857-1195
https://www.kilwins.com/stores/kilwins-saugatuck-1

Shopping – Saugatuck

The Owl House in Saugatuck offers a fantastic shopping experience. Find unique gifts for the wise and whimsical. 

The Owl House
303 Butler Street
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-566-2492
https://www.owlhousesaugatuck.com/

The Koorey Creations is always perfect when delivering artisanal, individually tailored, third-generation goldsmith services and offering skilled jewelry restoration. For those interested in jewelry legacy planning, the're available by appointment. The owner is also the author of the book, "Jewelry: The Hidden Time Traveler, Mastering the Craft of Crafting a Profound Jewelry Legacy.

Koorey Creations
104 Hoffman Street
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-857-8050
https://www.kooreycreations.com/

They are a wholesale gift studio specializing in handcrafted art, inspirational items, and charming little gifts, all crafted with care in beautiful West Michigan. Katie Doucette the owner and artist hailing from Saugatuck, Michigan. Her creative work is focused on designing art for various gift shop products. At their cozy studio in Saugatuck, they lovingly produce handmade goods, and they also collaborate with global companies by licensing their artwork.

Polka Dot Mitten
3383 Blue Star Hwy
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-455-5090
https://www.polkadotmitten.com/

Offering classic Men's and Women's Sportswear from some of your favorite brands, such as Tommy Bahama and Barbour plus so many more!

Saugatuck Traders
121 Butler Street
Saugatuck, MI
Ph.: 269-857-4005
https://saugatucktraders.com/

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