Activities and Attractions

South Haven

South Haven is an exclusive lakefront and riverfront community offering the perfect mixture of luxury, nature, comfort, and convenience. Bordered by the Lake Michigan shoreline, the pristine beaches, quaint shops, endless recreational opportunities, and the history of South Haven are enticing as a “place to live” and enchanting for a “place to vacation.” Lake Michigan is sometimes referred to as “The Ocean of the Midwest.” This beach town community, South Haven, is recognized for the white sandy beaches located throughout the area with a variety of parks, offering attractions such as the world-famous lighthouse and Maritime Museum with the only Tall Ship to sail the Great Lakes. For the recreational enthusiast, South Haven offers fishing or sightseeing cruises, boating, jet skiing, kayaking, beach volleyball, kiteboarding, golfing, sunsets, walking the beach, kids corner park, Kal Haven Trail, premier ice cream shops, diverse dining, wineries, quaint shops and more. People gravitate to South Haven because it is the ideal place for raising a relaxing getaway. South Haven also attracts second home buyer and investors, but most of all tourists and vacationers are drawn to the “South Haven Experience."

Saugatuck

Saugatuck is an area known as “The Art Coast” of Michigan, renowned for an abundance of amazing art, award-winning beaches, fun vibe, and a rich, open-minded culture; these resort communities remain vibrant the entire year. Whatever your interests or passions may be, Saugatuck Douglas provides the lake life you’ll love and will be delighted to call home. Saugatuck is home to world-class art & cultural offerings; a few not to miss are the Annual Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, the Saugatuck Center for the Arts, and the annual Fall Gallery Stroll. Just 17 minutes to the North is lovely Holland, which is home to the annual Tulip Time Festival; enjoy numerous Dutch cultural events and take in the stunning colors of tulips in bloom. Learn about the region’s rich historical past at the Saugatuck-Douglas History Museum and Holland Museum. A quintessential beach town with artistic flair, Saugatuck/Douglas is home to six stunning beaches; Oval Beach has been recognized numerous times as being one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Pier Cove Beach is a lovely piece of history; named for the shipping piers from the logging and fruit industries of the 1800’s. West Side County Park features picnic areas, pavilions, playgrounds and boardwalks. Laketown Beach is a terrific spot to get your steps in on the extensive stairway down to the beach, and the view is worth the step-work! Enjoy breathtaking overlooks on the 200-foot tall dunes of the Saugatuck Dunes State Park; this is a year-round favorite for outdoor enthusiasts with ample opportunity for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing. Douglas Beach is a charming beach with a picnic area; perfect for a day by the water or a colorful sunset!

 

Beaches

Beaches

South Haven and Saugatuck offer a variety of beaches with plenty of on the water experiences to discover and many parks for running, swimming or just an enjoyable afternoon.
Arts and Entertainment

Arts and Entertainment

The South Haven and Saugatuck/Douglas area have a multitude of amenities, live music, fine arts or theatrical performances and hundreds of talented artists.
Golf Courses

Golf Courses

Enjoy a round of golf on one of the many golf courses located throughout Southwest Michigan.
Dining

Dining

The many restaurants in South Haven and Saugatuck/Douglas offer unique and authentic dishes made with quality ingredients that will tempt your taste buds.
Farmers Markets and U-Pick

Farmers Markets and U-Pick

From spring to late fall, you will enjoy colorful displays of fresh fruits and vegetables from local growers. Pick-your-own season starts in July with fresh fruit and goes to October with apples and pumpkins.
Breweries and Wineries

Breweries and Wineries

Spend the day strolling through a winery or sampling award-winning wines in the relaxing and scenic landscape. The Lake Michigan Shoreline communities produce amazing wines sure to please any tastes. A beer lover? Michigan is fifth in the nation in the number of breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs.