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Saugatuck , which means "river's mouth" in Native American is a quaint artists colony with magnificent beaches and lakeshore inns. Artists from around the world are drawn to Saugatuck's natural beauty and unspoiled beaches, towering sand dunes, picturesque waterfront and harbor. And, with its location along the Kalamazoo River, Saugatuck has several marinas and boat charters that line the shores where visitors can observe sailboats, pontoon boats, yachts and fishing boats moving up and down the river to Lake Michigan. You can tour the harbor on an old-fashioned sternwheeler, rent a canoe, go boating and fishing, kayaking, explore the beaches and sand dunes or picnic in Wicks Park in a gazebo that looks out over the harbor. Saugatuck's Oval Beach has been rated by Conde Naste's Traveler Magazine as one of the "25 best shorelines in the world," and MTV has ranked it as one of the top five beaches in the country. Saugatuck Dunes State Park has over 1,000 acres of rugged dunes, with both groomed and ungroomed trails for hiking and cross-country skiing. Fall color tours can be enjoyed by car or by bicycle. And, as the fall leaves drop along with the temperature, Saugatuck decks itself out by covering downtown with more than 500,000 twinkling holiday lights, which become the backdrop for a festive parade. On weekends, horse-drawn carriage rides are available along this scenic route. While in downtown Saugatuck, take time to explore the shops, boutiques, restaurants and more than 20 art galleries that line the boardwalk, and discover the charm that keeps visitors coming here time and again. The Saugatuck area is also known as the "Bed & Breakfast Capital of the Midwest," but if you prefer, there are also many hotels, cottages and budget inns in the area.

Surrounding areas: Fennville, Michigan (6.7 mi), Holland, Michigan (9.6 mi), South Haven, Michigan (18.2 mi), Allegan, Michigan (19.8 mi), Bloomingdale, Michigan (22.7 mi), Covert, Michigan (25.3 mi), Grand Haven, Michigan (27.8 mi)

Saugatuck Vacation Rentals




Saugatuck Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Bestwestern Plaza Hotel Saugatuck3457 Blue Star HwySaugatuck, MI (269) 857-7178
Timberline MotelSaugatuck, MI (269) 857-2147
Americinn Lodge & Suites Of Saugatuck /Douglas2905 Blue Star HwyDouglas, MI1.9 mi.(269) 857-8581
Comfort Inn422 E 32ND StHolland, MI9.7 mi.(616) 392-1000
Days Inn717 Hastings StHolland, MI9.8 mi.(616) 392-7001
Microtel Inn And Suites Holland643 Hastings AveHolland, MI10.0 mi.(616) 392-3235
Best Inn & Suites465 US 31 HwyHolland, MI10.2 mi.(616) 392-8521
Econolodge409 S US 31Holland, MI10.2 mi.(888) 258-3140
Holland Fairfield Inn2854 West SHR DrHolland, MI10.2 mi.(616) 786-9752
Residence Inn By Marriott Holland631 Southpointe Ridge RdHolland, MI10.2 mi.(616) 393-6900
Holiday Inn Hotel And Conference Center650 E 24TH StHolland, MI10.3 mi.(616) 394-0111
Super 8 Motel680 E 24TH StHolland, MI10.4 mi.(616) 396-8822
Country Inn12260 James StHolland, MI12.2 mi.(616) 396-6677
Hampton Inn Holland12427 Felch StHolland, MI12.6 mi.(616) 399-8500
Holiday Inn Express12381 Felch StHolland, MI12.6 mi.(616) 738-2800
Best Western Kelly Inn & Suites2888 West Shore DrHolland, MI12.8 mi.(616) 994-0400
Simpson's Lake View Resort117 55TH StGrand Junction, MI17.1 mi.(269) 434-6843
Old Harbor Inn515 Williams StSouth Haven, MI17.7 mi.(269) 637-8480
The Colonial Hotel532 DyckmanSouth Haven, MI17.7 mi.(269) 637-2887
Holiday Inn Express1741 Phoenix RdSaint Haven, MI17.8 mi.(269) 637-8800
Comfort Suites1743 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI17.8 mi.(269) 639-2014
Ramada Inn & Conference Center1555 Phoenix RdSouth Haven, MI17.8 mi.(269) 639-9900
Captains Loft407 1/2 Phoenix StSouth Haven, MI17.9 mi.(269) 637-7391
Hampton Inn04299 Cecilia DrSouth Haven, MI17.9 mi.(269) 639-8550
The Friendship Inn09817 M-140 HwySouth Haven, MI17.9 mi.(269) 637-5141
Amerihost Inn Hudsonville3301 Highland DrHudsonville, MI21.9 mi.(616) 662-4000
Super 8 Hudsonville3005 Corporate Grove DrHudsonville, MI21.9 mi.(616) 896-6710
Sleep Inn & Suites4869 Becker DrAllendale, MI25.2 mi.(616) 892-8000
Comfort Suites4520 Kenowa Ave SWGrandville, MI25.2 mi.(616) 667-0733
Baymont Inn & Suites Byron Center8282 Pfeiffer Farm DrByron Center, MI26.6 mi.(616) 583-9535
Baymont Inn & Suites- Byron Center8282 Pfeiffer Farms Dr SWByron Center, MI26.6 mi.(616) 583-9535
Days Inn - Grand Haven1500 S Beacon BlvdGrand Haven, MI27.0 mi.(616) 842-1999
Holiday Inn Express4651 36thGrandville, MI27.3 mi.(616) 532-0202
Best Western Grandvillage Inn3425 Fairlanes Ave SWGrandville, MI27.5 mi.(616) 532-3222
Residence Inn By Marriott Grand Rapids West3451 Rivertown Pt Court SWGrandville, MI27.9 mi.(616) 538-1100
Days Inn & Suites3825 28TH St SWGrandville, MI28.6 mi.(800) 329-7466
Amerihost Inn7625 Caterpillar CtGrand Rapids, MI29.4 mi.(616) 827-9900
Comfort Suites South7644 Caterpillar CourtGrand Rapids, MI29.4 mi.(616) 301-2255
Holiday Inn Express South6569 Clay Ave SWGrand Rapids, MI29.6 mi.(616) 871-0060
Sleep In-grand Rapids Airport4284 29TH St SeGrand Rapids, MI29.9 mi.(616) 975-9000
 
Bed & Breakfast
J Paules Fenn Inn Bed & Breakfast2254 S 58TH StFennville, MI6.3 mi.(269) 561-2836

Saugatuck Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan has four seasons that are greatly influenced by Lake Michigan. Summers tend to be sunny as the cool water of the lake chills the air near the Earth's surface, producing a stable atmosphere. The lake also helps modify summer high temperatures, making the state a popular vacation spot. Autumn is too cool for swimming, but is a great time for other outdoor attractions. Although the Upper Peninsula is cooler, the temperature ranges in the far northern and far southern cities do not differ excessively in Michigan. What is known as lake effect snow squalls brings locally heavy snows to the area. Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 31°F 17°F 2.26 in. -
February 34°F 19°F 1.38 in. -
March 44°F 26°F 2.10 in. -
April 56°F 36°F 3.14 in. -
May 69°F 46°F 3.43 in. -
June 78°F 55°F 3.74 in. -
July 82°F 60°F 3.52 in. -
August 80°F 59°F 3.62 in. -
September 73°F 51°F 4.00 in. -
October 60°F 41°F 2.92 in. -
November 47°F 32°F 3.24 in. -
December 35°F 22°F 2.90 in. -

Saugatuck Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Muskegon County airport (MKG) located about 35 miles north of Saugatuck in Muskegon, Michigan, the Gerald R Ford International airport (GRR) located approximately 37 miles east of Saugatuck in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International airport (AZO) located roughly 44 miles southeast of Saugatuck in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and finally the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located around 54 miles southeast of Saugatuck in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Saugatuck Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI33.0 mi.
Michigan's AdventureMuskegonMI39.9 mi.
Funland Amusement ParkShelby TownshipMI65.7 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL88.8 mi.
 
Water Parks
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI34.4 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI39.9 mi.
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI57.0 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL112.4 mi.
 
Golf Courses
Clearbrook Golf ClubSaugatuckMI 
Ravines Golf ClubSaugatuckMI 
West Ottawa Golf ClubHollandMI9.6 mi.
Winding Creek Golf CourseHollandMI9.6 mi.
Bucks Run Golf ClubMount PleasantMI14.4 mi.
Pheasant Golf CourseZeelandMI14.4 mi.
Pleasant Hills Golf CourseMount PleasantMI14.4 mi.
PohlcatMount PleasantMI14.4 mi.
South Haven Country ClubSouth HavenMI14.7 mi.
Crestview Golf CourseKalamazooMI18.1 mi.
Crestview Golf CourseZeelandMI18.1 mi.
Glenn Shores Golf CourseSouth HavenMI18.2 mi.
Cheshire Hills Golf CourseAlleganMI20.3 mi.
Eagle Creek Golf ClubAlleganMI20.3 mi.
Gleneagle Golf ClubHudsonvilleMI22.8 mi.
Rolling Hills Golf CourseHudsonvilleMI22.8 mi.
Summergreen Golf CourseHudsonvilleMI22.8 mi.
Jeptha Lake Golf CourseBloomingdaleMI23.1 mi.
Lake Monterey Golf CourseDorrMI24.9 mi.
MeadowsAllendaleMI25.1 mi.
Shamrock Hills Golf CourseGoblesMI26.6 mi.
Ironwood Golf CourseByron CenterMI26.7 mi.
Wallinwood Springs Golf ClubJenisonMI26.8 mi.
Evergreen Golf CourseGrand HavenMI27.8 mi.
Grand Haven Golf ClubGrand HavenMI27.8 mi.
Byron Hills Golf CourseByron CenterMI28.1 mi.
Yankee Springs Golf CourseWaylandMI28.6 mi.
Lynx of AlleganOtsegoMI29.4 mi.
Prairiewood Golf CourseOtsegoMI29.4 mi.
Terra Verde Golf CourseNunicaMI29.4 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI26.3 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI45.6 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI46.1 mi.
Swiss ValleyJonesMI56.1 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI61.3 mi.
Caberfae Peaks Ski & Golf ResortCadillacMI117.3 mi.
SunburstKewaskumWI118.4 mi.
 
State Parks
Saugatuck Dunes State ParkMI3.0 mi. 
Holland State ParkMI7.8 mi. 
Van Buren State ParkMI22.5 mi. 
Grand Haven State ParkMI27.2 mi. 
P J Hoffmaster State ParkMI32.1 mi. 
 
Museums
Grand Rapids Art MuseumGrand RapidsMI34.4 mi.(Art)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI40.3 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI40.3 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI49.6 mi.(History)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI57.0 mi.(Science)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI57.0 mi.
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN67.3 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI80.4 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI83.8 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI90.3 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL92.7 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL92.7 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL102.1 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN119.1 mi.


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