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The Best Time to Swim in Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is known for its expansive shoreline and cooling waters. During the warmer months, beach days are a staple. Anyone who knows Michigan’s lakes and weather will know that it will vary hour by hour and day by day. Remember to keep that in mind when planning your trip!   When is the best time to go swimming in Lake Michigan? Summer is undoubtedly the best time as the...

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Peaceful Properties in Nature

Ready to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily schedule and get in touch with nature? We’ve highlighted some properties that will help you do just that!    Woodlands (sleeps six) is a charming century-old cottage nestled under the trees in Douglas. The beautiful property is filled with majestic Pines and Maples. Inside the home, you’ll find beautiful artwork from the Saugatuck area. The porched-in dining room overlooking the...

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Spring Events

Warmer days filled with sunshine and fun are here! With the official mark of Spring comes lots of events on the lakeshore. To help with your planning, we’ve compiled a list of some events worth noting in Saugatuck/Douglas and South Haven. Need a place to stay? Book your Spring getaway today!   Saugatuck/Douglas   DIY Hat Bar at Modales | Mar. 10 Design and create your own custom hat! There...

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Ski Resorts Near the Lakeshore

Whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first-time visitor, the ski resorts of the Greater Kalamazoo area offer a winter paradise waiting to be explored. It’s time to dust off those skis and snowboards and head to the slope. With each ski resort listed below being an hour and a half or less from the lakeshore, there’s plenty of winter fun to be had!   Bittersweet Ski Resort | Otsego,...

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The Interurban of Saugatuck

Nestled in the beautiful landscapes of Saugatuck Michigan, lies a captivating chapter in transportation history. This picturesque lakeshore town, with scenic views and rich heritage, was once intertwined with the intricate Interurban rail lines, shaping its connectivity and cultural fabric. The Interurban’s roots trace back to the late 19th century. By 1904, the first interurban line connecting Saugatuck to Holland had become a reality. This initial route, powered by electricity...

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Winter Events

While it may be colder on the lakeshore, there’s still plenty of fun to be had! Whether you’re into outdoor activities or prefer cozying up indoors, Saugatuck and South Haven have numerous opportunities for you. Continue reading to discover some of the exciting events happening in January and February.   Saugatuck/Douglas    Gather in the Gallery Jan. 25th | 6pm-9pm Featuring special guest, artist Michael Belmore, this intimate dine-in experience...

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Holiday Events

Step into the winter wonderland when visiting the lakeshore during the holiday season! From festive markets to sparkling lights, to ringing in 2024 with fireworks, your visit will be full of activities. Keep reading to learn more about some of the events and make sure you book your place to stay! Saugatuck/Douglas   Holiday Artisan Market at Modales Winery December 16th Immerse yourself in a festive shopping experience at the...

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EV Charging Stations on the Lakeshore

Driving an electric vehicle to the lakeshore? Before hitting the road, it is important to know where the charging stations are located in Saugatuck/Douglas and South Haven. To help with the planning, we’ve compiled a list of charging station locations.    Saugatuck/Douglas   Douglas City Berry Field: 2 EV parking spaces  1 dual plug charging station  Level 2 charging  J-1772 6.48kw   Douglas Square  2 kinds of plugs CHAdeMO, 62.5kW...

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