5 Great Places to Have Fun in Saugatuck
Saugatuck draws visitors with an exceptional beach, dune rides, and plenty of shopping and restaurant options.
1 Oval Beach Voted one of the world's best, this fine-sand playground has a wide, deep beach; views of Saugatuck's original lighthouse; and 302 steps to the top of Mount Baldhead. (269) 857-1701; saugatuck.com/beaches.asp
2 Saugatuck Dune Rides Stomachs jump and arms fling into the air as trucks dive down the faces of dunes and fishtail through tight curves during the 35-minute ride. (269) 857-2253; saugatuckduneride.com
3 A Culinary Walk Three-hour tours don't cover more than a half-mile, but in that distance you'll taste many regional favorites, including Michigan jams and jellies plus Michigan wines. (269) 857-1700; hungryvillagetours.com
4 Art galleries Two dozen galleries reflect Saugatuck's artsy spirit. Favorites include the co-op Discovery, Marcia Perry's Sculpture Studio, Good Goods, and James Brandess' Studio and Gallery for oil paintings. (269) 857-1701; saugatuck.com
5 The Belvedere Inn and Restaurant On 6 acres just northeast of town, the 1913 Prairie-style mansion has fireplaces in each of its 10 guest rooms and elegant furnishings. (877) 858-5777; thebelvedereinn.com
More information: saugatuck.com