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Saugatuck, Michigan, is a small community located on the shore of Lake Michigan. This city is known for its art galleries, breweries and outdoor recreational opportunities that are inclusive for people of all ages. People come to Saugatuck to enjoy the mild weather and have fun on Lake Michigan. You can stay at rental houses, cottages or cabins in Saugatuck and enjoy the amenities such as private balconies with lake views, central air conditioning and wood burning fireplaces for cozy winter nights.
Throughout the year, Saugatuck offers a variety of events for couples and families looking for some fun. At the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, you can attend The Art of Fashion, held in May each year. This event features fashions by local designers. The annual pARTy Douglas, held each year in June, features a walking tour of many of Saugatuck's downtown art galleries. apartment rentals in Ann Arbor and visit the annual Ann Arbor Art Fair, which takes place in the middle of July. Some other fun events that you can attend include:
Saugatuck has many great outdoor activities to try. On Mt. Baldhead, you can do some downhill skiing in the winter or some hiking and climbing during the summertime. At Saugatuck Dunes State Park, visitors may explore the wooded sand dunes and beaches along the Lake Michigan shore. The Star of Saugatuck and Saugatuck Chain Ferry offer rides on the Kalamazoo River from May through September. You could drive a little further and watch the Race to Mackinaw while staying at rental houses in Port Huron. This sailing race covers the span of Lake Huron from Port Huron, Michigan, and Sarnia, Canada, to Mackinaw City, Michigan.
There are many family attractions to enjoy during a vacation in Saugatuck. You can explore the shoreline at Oval Beach, which offers summertime concessions as well as rentals of fishing and boating equipment. At the center of Saugatuck, you can visit the dozens of art galleries. Along the shoreline, the Saugatuck Harbor and Marina offers places to view Lake Michigan, take a cruise or enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. Kids may enjoy a visit to the Saugatuck Dune Rides. You can rent a dune buggy or have someone drive you up and around the bumpy sand dunes. If you don't mind a short drive, take in a game of the Detroit Red Wings National Hockey League team while staying at rental houses in Detroit.
Saugatuck has cold and snowy winters, with lake effect snows that come inland from Lake Michigan. In January, high temperatures are about 31 degrees Fahrenheit, while July daytime highs are around 82 degrees. The best time of the year to visit Saugatuck is in August through September, when the weather is warm and most of the summertime visitors have gone home for the season.
To get to Saugatuck, you can drive your own car or rent one and take I-196 or the Blue Star Highway. If you would prefer to fly into Saugatuck, you can use Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR), which is located in Grand Rapids. The airport is about 45 miles from the center of Saugatuck, so you would need ground transportation. You could also take Greyhound Bus Lines into Holland, Michigan, and then rent a car to get the rest of the way to Saugatuck.