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


In Douglas


Stroll the art galleries, visit the eclectic shops and restaurants and walk along the Lake Michigan beach to watch the sunsets. Oval Beach technically 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


In Douglas


In Douglas

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

Routes through Saugatuck

Grand Rapids/Muskegon Holland  N  S  South Haven South Bend

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