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About Saugatuck

Named one of the best coastal small towns in the USA, Saugatuck, Michigan, is also famous for its artistic and experimental culture.

Tourists have been flocking here for over 100 years, why not join them by renting a FlipKey vacation rental for you and your family?

About Saugatuck, Michigan

William G. Butler arrived in the area now known as Saugatuck hundreds of years ago. He began trading with the Native Americans in the area and, since then, the town has grown at a laid-back, yet continuous pace.

The town was built around the lumber and tanning industries, but now is more famous for being the 'Art Coast of Michigan'. There are over 30 art galleries in town!

You can get virtually any type of food in Saugatuck, even southern dishes, such as fried chicken, coleslaw, beans and grits. If you're looking for something a bit more exotic, find an Italian or Mexican restaurant along the seafront. There are plenty of fine dining options too.

You can visit Saugatuck in any season and find something to do and see. Whether you are an art lover, or a foodie, Saugatuck is waiting for you to explore it.

What to do

Take a dune buggy ride for 45 minutes with entertaining drivers who help you get the most out of the experience.

Visit Saugatuck Dunes State Park, with its lovely beach and hiking trails. You can walk through a wonderful hardwood forest and follow one of the hiking trails. Great for all the family!

Take a stroll down Butler Street. Shop, sit in a park, or stop at one of the many art galleries or restaurants.

Go to Oval Beach and sunbathe, or follow one of the nature trails there. Many people believe that the beach is the best on the lake shore.

Take a trip across the Kalamazoo River on a chain ferry. It's a short trip, but well worth it.

Go to Mount Baldhead Park and see great views of Saugatuck and the Kalamazoo River from the top of the mountain. 

Top Saugatuck travel tips

You can drive to Saugatuck, or go by bus, train, or plane to Gerald Ford International airport.

You can easily walk around Saugatuck. In-town transportation includes a shuttle service from the beach to the chain ferry over the Kalamazoo. There's the Interurban in-town transportation service, too, which will take you anywhere in Saugatuck/Douglas for $1.

Saugatuck is flat and easily walkable. You can wander around the town to your heart's content, stopping when something interesting catches your eye.

Have a wonderfully relaxing vacation in Saugatuck, Michigan. It says a lot that the National Trust for Historic Preservation selected Saugatuck as one of the “Dozen Distinctive Destinations” in the U.S. Why not visit and see why for yourself? Check out Saugatuck vacation rentals with FlipKey and find the perfect rental for you.