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Saugatuck and Douglas are small adjacent resort towns in West Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan, and at the mouth of the Kalamazoo River. They are mostly a summer resort area popular with locals and Chicago residents, and have a lively arts scene and many out of the ordinary shops and restaurants. They offer a peculiar mixture of traditional small-town midwestern values and progressive alternative-lifestyle tolerance.


Saugatuck is known to be a popular destination among the midwest's LGBT community

Tourist information[edit]

Get in[edit]

Saugatuck is off I-196, south of Holland.

Get around[edit]

Map of Saugatuck


In Douglas[edit]


Stroll the art galleries, visit the eclectic shops and restaurants and walk along the Lake Michigan beach to watch the sunsets. Oval Beach – which is in Saugatuck, but accessible by driving through Douglas – was once featured by MTV as one of the "top five" beaches in the country.

Every June since 1999, Saugatuck has hosted the Waterfront Film Festival, a showcase of independent filmmaking, featuring a selection of movies ranging from (relatively) big-budget productions with well-known star or two to obscure shoestring-budget shorts, including many regional and a few worldwide debuts.

In Douglas[edit]



In Douglas[edit]

  • Blue Star Cafe & M&M's Ice Cream, 141 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, +1 269-857-1030. Ma & Pa Greek meals, veggies, omelets, burgers, pitas, ice cream.
  • DeMond's Super Valu, 237 Center St, Douglas, +1 269-857-2443. Beer, wine, liquor, bakery, deli, fresh produce and tender steaks.
  • Everyday People Cafe, 11 Center St, Douglas, +1 269-857-4240. Casual, hip dining featuring eclectic American bistro fare.
  • Costa Azul (formerly Jo Jo's), 107 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, +1 269-857-1523, Authentic, family-owned and -operated Mexican restaurant.
  • 10 Saugatuck Brewing Company, 2948 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas (Next door to the Antique Pavilion, Douglas), +1 269-857-7222, . Daily 3-6PM. Later by chance. Handcrafted beer and brew. On premise brewery. Saugatuck Brewing Company (Q75326265) on Wikidata



In Douglas[edit]

Go next[edit]

The lakeshore city of Holland lies a short distance to the north.

Routes through Saugatuck
Grand Rapids/MuskegonHolland  N  S  South HavenSouth Bend

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