Long known as “the Art Coast of Michigan” and awarded Conde Nast travelers “top 25 beaches in the world”, Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast is ideally located for you to explore and find the magic of Saugatuck/Douglas. From outdoor adventures to romantic getaways, small-town holiday parades to city-scale art events and broadway musicals, it’s easy to see why this area has a special place in so many hearts. Just a quick drive up the Lake Michigan coast from Chicago, a short drive across Michigan from Detroit or a short jump up north from Indiana and Ohio, our region is easily accessible by car and perfect for both weekend getaways or week-long stays.
Come and experience for yourself everything our enchanting Saugatuck/Douglas area has to offer, it is the perfect spot to “Do Everything and Do Nothing”!
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During your stay, be sure not to miss the following:
- Oval Beach – Spend the day soaking up some sun named by Conde Nast travelers as one of the top 25 beaches in the world)
- Music In the Park – Grab a picnic dinner, spread out your blanket and enjoy some free live music (during summer months every Wednesday evening from 7-9pm).
- Star of Saugatuck – Enjoy a cruise on an authentic sternwheeler paddleboat onto beautiful Lake Michigan and experience our area from a totally different perspective. Have an early dinner and then enjoy a truly spectacular sunset cruise (runs in the summer months – 90 minute cruise).
- Mt. Baldhead – Hike up to the top of Mt. Baldhead for a breathtaking view over Lake Michigan
- Krupka’s Blueberry Plantation – In season, stock up on fresh blueberry’s which you can pick yourself, or buy pre-packaged, a favorite at Sherwood Forest
- Cranes Orchard and Pie Pantry – Pick your own apples, peaches, cherries and pumpkins as they become available during the season. Don’t miss a stop at the barn for an amazing pie experience
- Saugatuck Dune Ride – Just good fun! Ride the trail up the sand dune in an open-air vehicle, enjoy the view over Lake Michigan from the top and then learn about our buried town on your way back down the sand dune
- Summerhouse Lavender Farm – You will feel like you are in France as you tour the stunning lavender gardens. Be sure to visit their store and take home a touch of calming lavender (runs May through early October).
- Chain Link Ferry – Experience crossing the river from Saugatuck to Douglas on one of the last remaining chain link ferry’s in the USA (runs all summer)
- Oxbow School of Art – Friday evenings during the summer season from 7:30 – 10 p.m. Stroll the campus to enjoy art of many forms done by the participants including students, fellows, and MFA & Faculty Artists in Residence. You can also participate in a live auction of student, staff, and faculty work (8pm Friday evenings)
- Saugatuck State Park – This park has 2.5 miles of coastal dunes along Lake Michigan’s shoreline with dunes towering 200 feet high and a beach swimming area, this state park also is home to three endangered species. This is a must-see destination for any nature-lovers, hikers, or bird-watchers.
- Root Beer Barrel – Enjoy a touch of local history as you enjoy a fabulous hot dog and root beer float at this authentic root beer barrel in Douglas. There is even a veggie dog option!
Fast becoming known as a “foodie” haven with cookbook authors and award-winning chefs who live and work in this area. “Eating local” is all the rage, but it’s much easier when you’re just a stone’s throw away from where food is grown. With bushels of locally grown produce literally ripe for the picking within a 10-mile radius, our restaurants can always find fresh, in-season fruit, vegetables, herbs, maple syrup, and honey to flavor the menu. From fine dining to the best-fried chicken in the Midwest, you are sure to have a memorable experience with our fresh, local food and friendly atmosphere at every table. Some of our favorites include:
ALLEY’S CLASSIC AMERICAN DINER
This casual restaurant serves classic American diner-style food and also has eight lanes of bowling and a full bar. The separate dining room and patio will give you the opportunity for a more private, quieter meal if bowling isn’t your thing. Enjoy chicken wings, loaded waffle fries, pizza, and a variety of sandwiches, shrimp, and burgers.
BALDY’S SMOKED MEATS
A fast-casual barbecue restaurant and full-service caterer based in Saugatuck, Baldy’s authentic BBQ is pit-smoked daily by their Pitmasters. Baldy’s always makes its own rubs, mops, and sauces to ensure an exceptional BBQ experience day in, day out. Be sure not to miss the brisket!
BELVEDERE INN & RESTAURANT
The Belvedere Restaurant offers fine dining, has seasonal hours, along with a seasonal menu. A full wine and spirit menu is offered along with two set seatings during the summer season. Quiet and intimate fine dining, perfect for that special occasion. Reservations are required.
Enjoy the Grand Rapids Area Restaurant Of The Year. Rivaling any big city steakhouse, this fine dining bar and restaurant offers an upscale menu including prime beef, fish, or chicken. Make sure you call ahead for reservations.
A fun wine and tapas bar in downtown Douglas offering specialty wines and dining options from lighter tapas-style plates to full dinner service. The perfect spot to enjoy a glass of wine in their outdoor seating area while listening to live music (offered on a weekend). Reservations required for full-service dining.
A waterfront dining experience located in the heart of downtown Saugatuck. This restaurant’s menu includes a full selection of seafood and specialty burgers. The Butler also hosts live music every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day out on their deck, overlooking the Saugatuck marina.
A trendy coastal-themed restaurant in Saugatuck offering locally sourced seafood, steaks, pork chops, pasta, some vegetarian and vegan options, along with a unique selection of salads and sides. Be sure not to miss one of their charcuterie boards or craft cocktails! Reservations recommended.
EVERYDAY PEOPLE CAFÉ
Casual atmosphere downtown Douglas with creative food and cocktails using local ingredients served in an upbeat, casual atmosphere. Enjoy a menu that is far from the restaurant’s name with dishes like wasabi pea crust, bordelaise, or unagi salad. This restaurant is a great location to try something new or enjoy a relaxing evening with a massive selection of wine.
A vibrantly healthy menu created from fresh, local, and state sources that also offers take-home ingredients, packaged, and ready to go. Artisan sandwiches, fried egg breakfasts, and fresh-baked goods make this restaurant/deli an all-day treat.
LUCY’S SAUGGY DOLLAR BAR
This small, casual restaurant offers a menu of local seafood and a selection of beer, wine, rum, and tequila that makes it a great spot to cool off with a drink in the summer. Try the fish sammy, Lucy burger, or seared salmon coupled with an icy beverage for a delicious and refreshing lunch on the patio and front porch. Live Music spot on weekends during the summer season.
MERMAID WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL
A family-owned, full-service restaurant in downtown Saugatuck, serving fresh fish and other favorites. Enjoy your meal al fresco on the patio overlooking the Kalamazoo River
PHIL’S BAR & GRILLE
This busy bar and grill are full of energy and noise, making it a vibrant and exciting dining location on Saugatuck’s Butler Street. Serving burgers, chicken, and pasta throughout the day. The long wait you may run into is well worth it!
Famous for its fried chicken and biscuits, this casual spot serves southern-style fare in a beautiful setting overlooking the Kalamazoo River. In the summer season, the smoker is always going with specials every weekend. The wait may be long but it is definitely worth it for the best-fried chicken in the Midwest. Be sure to check out the extensive bourbon menu!
THE BARGE BAR AND GRILLE
Located directly on the water in downtown Saugatuck, at the Ship-N-Shore Hotel. This casual double-decker bar and restaurant offers casual dining in an open-air experience. Bring your sunglasses and dine upstairs on the rooftop tiki bar and enjoy the best barstool views in town!
WILD DOG GRILLE
This trendy hotspot in downtown Douglas has become the destination for artisan cuisine & casual dining set in an extraordinary atmosphere since 2007. From burgers to pizzas, to calamari, pesto spinach cheese dip, and even Vietnamese rice noodles; this menu is for those seeking something different than regular American cuisine. Looking for something casual, don’t miss the Wild Dog burger!!
Michigan's Art Coast
Long known as “the Art Coast of Michigan,” our creative roots go back 100 years to the day when The Art Institute of Chicago established its Ox-Bow School in Saugatuck. Today, dozens of working artists call it home, enriching our community with an appreciation of art that spills over into the many galleries and cultural events around our communities of Saugatuck/Douglas. Whether strolling through our many art galleries, enjoying an art class or art fair, to experiencing performing arts at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts with revolving exhibits, live concerts, broadway shows and showings of independent films, art lovers are sure to delight in all that Saugatuck/Douglas has to offer. Some of our favorites include:
AMAZWI CONTEMPORARY ART
A gallery of art displaying the talent and culture of Africa uses the Zulu word for “voices” to represent a powerful drive to create and express through the artistic process. Following the recent end to African colonialization, African artists flourished in the global creative stage, bringing bold colors, abstract representations, and mixed media from continent to continent. These artists share the exotic and unique natural beauty of Earth’s most diverse continent.
ARMSTRONG DEGRAAF FINE ART
Armstrong DeGraaf Fine Art is a gallery focused on three-dimensional art and paintings from world-renowned artists that also offers a variety of artistic and appraisal services. Services include removal, re-hanging, and restoration. This contemporary art venue also offers a stunning venue to enjoy their wine and cheese night every Friday.
A vibrant gallery of fine design, art, and American craft. Located in the charming downtown Saugatuck, Good Goods offers hand-made American arts and crafts created by over 150 different artists. Set in a 130-year-old building, these quirky, colorful, hand-made crafts that have a lasting quality are sure to bring joy to everyday living.
This gallery and working studio by James Brandess features his original, local landscapes in vibrant oil paint. Take home one-of-a-kind pieces of the local area or gift small items like his stickers for loved ones at home. Be sure to look out for Marley, the resident studio dog, and door-greeter! Dog-lovers stay tuned. The studio dog Marley is the friendly door-greeter and a reminder
J. PETTER GALLERIES
J. Petter Galleries and wine bar is a unique find for art enthusiasts, collectors, designers, and wine lovers featuring a curated collection of fine paintings, drawings, sculpture, and glass complemented by boutique wines, artisan cheeses, and hand-poured chocolates in the wine bar and shop. Select a great glass of wine to savor as you stroll through the extensive art collection.
MIXED MEDIA GALLERY
Located in downtown Douglas, this gallery offers a wide array of traditional and contemporary art by regional and nationally known artists. The gallery takes pride in discovering and exhibiting the work of very talented emerging artists.
OXBOW SCHOOL OF ART
Established by The Art Institute of Chicago over 100 years ago. Today, dozens of working artists call it home, enriching our community with an appreciation of art that spills over into the many galleries and cultural events around our communities of Saugatuck/Douglas. Ox-Bow School of Arts Residency Retreat offers a wide range of opportunities for artists at all stages. Friday evenings during the summer season from 7:30 – 10 p.m, stroll the campus to enjoy art of many forms done by the participants including students, fellows, and MFA & Faculty Artists in Residence. You can also participate in a live auction of student, staff, and faculty work (8pm Friday evenings)
ROAN AND BLACK
A premiere contemporary art gallery located on the historic Blue Star Hwy in the Saugatuck/Douglas area, representing emerging and established artists and sculptors from across the U.S. Whether you’re a first-time buyer, seasoned collector or designer, ROAN & BLACK welcomes you to visit their uniquely designed gallery and sculpture gardens.
SAUGATUCK CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Saugatuck Center for the Arts supports and enriches the community with revolving exhibits, live concerts, and showings of independent films. The center also supports Mason Street Warehouse, a non-profit theater company that produces three Broadway-style stage productions each year.
STUDIO 126 ART GALLERY
Art & Design Studio with Gallery located on Blue Star Highway, showcasing the original artwork created by owners Richard Moore and Sebastian Sandu, as well as art made by local artists. Of note is Richard Moore’s large horse sculptures showcased during the Grand Rapids Art Prize in 2012, and Sebastian’s captivating work in oil. Sebastian is equally at home with both landscapes and portraits, and the sense of movement and life is evident in his work.
Our rolling dunes, Lake Michigan beaches, winding waterways, and network of trails provide a natural playground for outdoor adventure and things to do in the Saugatuck/Douglas area. For water enthusiasts, there are plenty of ways to enjoy freshwater sports, sailing, and fishing in Lake Michigan or Kalamazoo Lake. Find an outfitter, charter a boat, or take a harbor tour. You can even try stand-up paddle surfing. For the golf enthusiasts, be sure to experience Ravines, our stunning Arnold Palmer course.
Celebrated around the world for its beautiful sweep of shoreline and backdrop of rolling dunes, this is the main beach in town and the most happening place to soak in the sun. Its impressive pedigree of awards (Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 25 Beaches in the World, National Geographic Traveler’s Top Freshwater Beaches in the USA, and MTV’s Top 5 Beaches in the USA) is proof of its status as a summertime favorite and natural beauty spot. Easy parking, concessions, and a picnic area will keep the whole group happy until the sun goes down. The daily vehicle entrance fee is $10 (8am – 9pm). $50 for a season permit.
This small neighborhood beach offers prime real estate for watching the sunset. You’ll find a restroom and picnic area at the top of the hill and a quiet beach down below, tucked in between lakefront homes on each side.
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Get back to nature in this state-owned park, featuring 2.5 miles of secluded beach and 200-foot tall wooded dunes. Four trails, ranging from 2.5 to 5.5 miles, offer a chance to explore dunes and shore on foot or cross-country skis.
Parking State park permit or a day-use fee required.
Best Chance Too Fishing Charter
Learn all about Lake Michigan charter boat fishing for King and Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Lake Trout, and Brown Trout on board the Best Chance Too. If you are looking for the absolute best Lake Michigan charter fishing experience, a trip on Best Chance Too is for you. Captain Dave Engel and Captain Bill Bale of Best Chance Too are the winningest Salmon and Trout tournament fishing team on Lake Michigan and the only team to win tournaments in all four states surrounding Lake Michigan.
Big Lake Outfitters (Charter Fishing)
This all-in-one charter fishing experience also provides the options to rent bikes, kayaks, and pontoons. Fishing focuses on catching chinook salmon, coho salmon, lake trout, brown trout, and steelhead. Explore Saugatuck’s shoreline, harbor, channels, or its trails on any of the modes of transportation this outfitter provides.
Retro Boat Rentals
Rent a meticulously maintained and rare classic runabout boat with fanciful fins and headlights, retro-cool colors, and chrome details and cruise the Kalamazoo channel. These boats have kept their vintage style but are retro-fitted with environmentally friendly and quiet electric motors. Also available are donut boats, duffy boats, and pontoon boats.
Running Rivers Kayaks
Running Rivers Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals is the perfect way to see the natural beauty of the lower Kalamazoo River and Lake Kalamazoo. Visitors regularly sight Bald Eagles, Fox, Deer, and a variety of waterbirds on their river tours. Kayaks and paddleboards are safe and easy to use. No experience necessary – in 5 minutes you will feel comfortable, confident, and ready for your adventure. Located at Wade’s Bayou in Douglas.
• Weekends 9-5 pm; Weekdays by reservation.
Sailing Saugatuck – On the Tall Ship Serenity
Set sail on the Schooner Serenity as you enjoy the Kalamazoo River Scenery on your way to the majestic waters of Lake Michigan. Help the crew raise the sails or just relax and enjoy a step back 100 years to the golden age of sail… The Schooner Serenity departs three times each day with the popular sunset cruise providing a sweet ending to the day exploring Saugatuck.
Sailing on Desire – Saugatuck
Enjoy a 3-hour PRIVATE sailing excursion aboard Desire, a 41 foot Morgan sailboat accommodating up to 6 passengers. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the sun and the fun. You can lounge on the deck, or take the wheel and steer the boat, or even raise the sails. See the sparkling Lake Michigan waters and the views of the dunes along the West Michigan shoreline. Enjoy the unbelievable scenery and atmosphere, that will give you and your family and friends, an experience they will not forget.
Travel down-river on the HydroBike Rides! A unique, fun activity for friends and family. Effortlessly pedal down the beautiful Kalamazoo River that winds through the scenic and peaceful Allegan Forest. Shuttle service available. Minimum height requirements in order to reach the pedals.
SeaSun Sailing Charters
Offering standard 3 hour and custom sailing experiences on Lake Michigan. Couples, wedding parties, groups up to 6 people, and much more. Seasonal May 25 thru Sept. 15 There is also an added 5-hour “Sail and Beach” option. Depart from Tower Marine in Douglas.
Take a SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) tour of Saugatuck’s harbor or rent a kayak at West Michigan’s only on-the-water paddle boarding rental. Shaka Surf also provides guided tours and lessons if you have no experience with SUP, the fastest-growing sport in the Midwest. Discover a new skill and even purchase a custom board here
Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruises
The Star of Saugatuck II is an authentic sternwheel paddleboat located on the Kalamazoo River, offering an hour and a half narrated sightseeing tours along the Kalamazoo River and onto Lake Michigan, conditions permitting. Take a cruise to capture a spectacular Lake Michigan sunset, to see the fall colors, or to experience a cruise that is uniquely ours.
Based out of scenic Fennville (a short drive from Saugatuck/Douglas), Velocity Adventures is the leading full Service Stand Up Paddleboard and Kayak provider offering some of Michigan’s best and most popular Kayaks and Paddleboards for sale in addition to rentals, lessons, guided excursions, SUP fitness, and Yoga. Serving Saugatuck/Douglas, mobile paddleboard, and kayak rental service delivered to your front door!
West Michigan Cycleboat
It’s a boat? It’s a Bar? It’s a bike..boat? West Michigan Cycleboat gives you the unique opportunity to throw your own private party right on the water in our one of a kind party barge. The first “Cycleboat” on the west side of the state – a 12 passenger pedal powered charter boat! You’ve seen the bar bikes and now we’re bringing it to the water!
Find your seat at the bar, grab a drink (or two) and start peddling around Kalamazoo Lake in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan. You pedal, a captain steers, and when you’re tired turn on the motor! Rent the whole cycleboat for 2 hours, 12 person max, dock located behind the little red replica lighthouse on Kalamazoo Lake in Douglas (next to Red Dock Cafe).
Clearbrook Golf Club
Enjoy a golf outing at this 4.5/5 star course that has been a qualifying site for the Michigan Open and has hosted some of the areas finest players and tournaments – such as the West Michigan PGA Championship. The traditional close-cut, narrow fairways and smooth, fast, smaller greens are styled after America’s original classic resort courses and still make Clearbrook the challenge and joy to play that it is. You’ll also enjoy amenities including a driving range, 2 putting greens, a chipping green, a practice bunker, restroom facilities, and a renowned restaurant and bar, The Grill Room at Clearbrook, serving year-round, and totally Public… where Locals and Loyals meet and eat for almost four decades.
Ravines Golf Club & Restaurant
An Arnold Palmer Signature Championship Golf Course, where nature meets sport in ways you simply must witness to believe. Each hole at Ravines is inviting – even inspiring – in its natural confines with wide fairways, generous landing areas, and four tee positions per hole to let you play it safe. Once you experience Ravines for the first time, you’ll be surprised by how this course’s breathtaking backdrops and cunning golf architecture emboldens the true golfer in you. Includes a Pro Shop that offers lessons, and the Grill Room situated in Arnie’s Cottage overlooking the scenic 18th hole – the perfect place to begin or end your round with an outstanding menu complete with an original Arnold Palmer drink!
This 4 1/2 star links-style golf course facility, crafted for experienced sportsmen, also offers walk-in game clinics all summer and is located a short 15-mile drive from Saugatuck/Douglas in South Haven. Its beautiful links-style layout is a golf course masterpiece displaying the natural beauty of the region’s landscapes. The old-time dining atmosphere is sure to delight with elegance and delicious entrees at the pub.
RIDE AND TOUR MICHIGAN’S ART COAST:
Rails to Trails Conservancy
Explore the best-rated trails in Saugatuck, MI. Whether you’re looking for an easy walking, running, or a bike trail, with more than 42 trails covering 620 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you.
Saugatuck Dune Ride
Take an exciting tour across Saugatuck’s sand dunes on this all-natural rollercoaster ride. Saugatuck’s state park hosts 200-feet-high sand dunes so get ready for a thrilling 40 minutes of entertainment, fun, and excitement in an open-air vehicle. Enjoy the spectacular view over Lake Michigan from the top of the sand dune, and then learn about our buried lost town of Singapore on your way back down the sand dune while enjoying our local vegetation and wildlife.
Green Ride (Electric Scooters)
Green Ride is the BEST way to explore Saugatuck/Douglas on an electric GenZe scooter! With a 30 mile range, these electric scooters allow you to explore the beaches, restaurants, and shops without the hassle of finding parking. The environmentalist in you will explore knowing you are helping to reduce emissions while riding the trademark “Generation Zero Emissions” electric scooter, assembled in Michigan!
Wild West Ranch (Horse Riding)
Take a trail ride in the summer through the beautiful Allegan Forest in this family-owned and operated ranch, whose mission is to share the love and joy of horses with people of all ages and abilities. In winter, snuggle up under a blanket on a fairy-tale sleigh ride under snow-frosted trees to the singing sound of Christmas bells. If the open-air sleigh isn’t your thing in the winter, take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride.
Blue Star Farms Inc. – Krupka’s Blueberry Plantation
Blue Star Farms, Inc. is a large-acreage, family-owned farm located just two miles outside of Douglas/Saugatuck. During the season, stock up on fresh blueberries which you can pick yourself, or buy pre-packaged, custom harvested and processed blueberries from their store. Frozen blueberries are available all year round.
Crane’s Orchard & Pie Pantry
Crane Orchards is one of the finest u-pick orchards in Michigan. With over 17 different varieties of apples, 10 varieties of peaches and sweet cherries for the discriminating u-picker to choose from, the scenery is breathtaking. The fall of 2002 saw the first corn maze for visitors to get lost in; there is a completely new and different maze design every year. Also, hayrides around the farm are available for folks to enjoy on the weekends in the fall. Be sure to stop by the barn to enjoy a delectable piece of pie, or better yet, take a pie or two home to enjoy and share with your friends and family!
Lakeshore Harvest Country
Lakeshore Harvest Country is an area where you’re welcome to visit an array of family farms growing fruits and vegetables with the help of Lake Michigan breezes. Discover a great variety of fresh produce, plus wine, cider, cheese, jams, salsas, eggs, pies, artisan breads, ice cream, and honey. Both kids and adults love to walk around and discover life on the farm while enjoying the u-pick or we-pick produce. You might even run across some contented cows, enjoy a hayride or choose your own pumpkin!
Wineries & Breweries
Wine and beer enthusiasts can find an extensive list of vineyards and tasting rooms, breweries, a distillery, and two cider makers along the coast of Lake Michigan within an easy drive or walk in the Saugatuck/Douglas area.
Coppercraft Distillery Tasting Room
Every bottle of Coppercraft Distillery’s premium spirits is a tribute to the American Craftsmen. We build upon the legacy of our West Michigan tradition – makers and manufacturers; creators and curators; designers and developers — and bring together grain, oak, and time to craft the finest premium spirits. Every detail is considered in what we craft and blend, and how you experience it. Coppercraft award-winning spirits include rum, gin, vodka, citrus vodka, whiskeys, and bourbon that can be found throughout the Midwest.
Fenn Valley Vineyards is a family-owned and operated vineyard and winery complex established in 1973. Their goal then, as it is now, is to produce world-class wines and ciders from fruit grown along the shore of Lake Michigan. The vineyard host tours throughout the year, as well as, a variety of special events and programs.
Guardian Brewing Company
Guardian is a destination craft brewery that opened in 2018. It has 10 year-round taps and 12 seasonal and barreled-aged taps offering a wide variety of styles that are “true to style” or have a modern twist. Their draft list features 22 craft beers, 2 hard ciders, and 14 wines, in addition to cocktails that feature Michigan, regional, and imported liquor options. Including a restaurant, the menu focuses on fresh food sourced locally and regionally with a seasonal menu, serving meat, vegetarian, and vegan dishes. Our restaurant has seats for 92 people, including 13 around the horseshoe bar. Enjoy weekly live music and a variety of events planned for the year, including monthly Beer School.
J. Petter Wine Gallery
A boutique wine bar with a thoughtfully curated collection of artisan fine wines, J.Petter Wine Gallery is a cozy spot to lounge and sip wine with an artfully presented charcuterie or cheese board. YES – you may enjoy a glass while you walk through the fine art gallery! And, there are two relaxing outdoor seating areas in the upper gallery, plus gated art garden seating in the lower gallery. Feel free to relax with your wine and sit awhile amongst the exceptional art here…it is expected.
Modules wines distinguish itself with small-batch, handcrafted, estate-grown wines. Nestled in the heart of the fruit belt in Fennville, located just 4 miles off the shore of Lake Michigan and only 8 miles from Saugatuck, their 2800 sq ft patio overlooking a 76-acre farm is the perfect place to gather friends and family, unwind and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Mitten Brewing Company
The lakeshore home of The Mitten Brewing Company, a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery, and pizzeria based in Grand Rapids, MI, sits in the heart of downtown Saugatuck. Featuring a wide selection of specialty beers and famous for their beer and pizza flights. Relax in the outdoor yard and watch the crowds pass by while playing games and sharing laughs. Or place your order to go and take a pizza to one of the nearby parks or out to Oval Beach.
Saugatuck Brewing Company
As Saugatuck/Douglas’ oldest Craft Brewery; the Saugatuck Brewing Company (SBC) has been a leading producer in the Michigan Craft Beer Industry since brewing its first beer in 2005. The brewery, located conveniently on Blue Star Highway in Douglas, Michigan, boasts two tasting rooms and outdoor patio dining. The Pub features 16 taps, hard cider, and wine along with a full food menu including everything from unique entrees to shareable appetizers. Along with the Pub, SBC recently added on a second taproom dubbed “The Barrel Room,” including 15 additional taps. The Barrel Room is a laid-back tasting room where customers can enjoy a pint while playing a round of one of the many games featured, like shuffleboard, bumper pool, pinball, and more. Tours are offered of the brewery. Enjoy live music on the weekends.
Virtue is a craft cider company launched in 2011 in Fennville, Michigan, by Gregory Hall, former brewmaster at Goose Island. Their mission is to make proper farmhouse ciders from local heirloom apples and employ traditional farmhouse production methods that include native and secondary fermentation, use of wild yeasts, and an expansive oak barrel-aging program. Tour Virtue’s two traditional cider houses, taste some samples or take home some bottles for yourself from their Bottle Shop.
Waypost Brewing Co.
Waypost Brewing Co. is a farm brewery situated along the lakeshore in Fennville, just a short hop from Saugatuck/Douglas. Focusing on farmhouse-style beers, their products are seasonal, fresh, and created with ingredients from their farm. Offering a simple snack menu. Enjoy events year-round from the Waypost tasting room and garden patio.
Saugatuck/Douglas offers ample opportunities to window-shop, browse and indulge in a little retail therapy in one of our eclectic, upscale boutiques and galleries. Find that perfect treasure as you shop til you drop! Some of our favorites include:
Coastal Society Boutique in downtown Douglas has created a new shopping experience for guests from around the globe to enjoy. Carefully curated styles hand-selected from the finest and most sought after designers both local, global, and up and coming.
Located downtown Douglas, this eclectic Bohemian store carries goods from Paris, vintage rugs from Morocco and jewelry from Brazil. With Stevie Nicks playing in the background, shop to your hearts content or have your cards read.
Glik’s in downtown Saugatuck is a family-owned clothing store with brands and styles specifically chosen for your community. From flattering denim styles, on-trend tops, the latest shoes, bathing suits & charming accessories, you’ll find something special and unique on every visit.
Kilwins located downtown Saugatuck is a quality confectioner featuring handmade chocolates, Mackinac Island-style fudge, and original recipe ice cream. The confections are made in the store front window and everybody can enjoy watching as fudge and caramel is made the “old-fashioned” way in shiny copper kettles then cooled on marble slab tables and crafted with wooden paddles.
Kindel & Company Lifestyle Mercantile
Kindel & Company Lifestyle Mercantile located downtown Saugatuck is known for its creative vignettes of product displays consisting of new, vintage, and repurposed items for the home, body, and gift giving. The store offers decorating ideas throughout the creatively crafted display areas, which are highlighted with fine lines of furniture, home accessories, art, and vintage pieces and includes clothing and grooming products for men and jewelry for both men and women. Kindel & Company offers high-quality goods made in the USA and select brands sourced globally.
Whether you’re looking for a pair of hiking shoes or a fun dress for a casual wedding, Landsharks in downtown Saugatuck is your store! Supporting small, family-owned, Michigan based brands, Landsharks currently has more than 20 Michigan brands on their sales floor, alongside core outdoor brands like Kuhl, Keen, TOMS, Costa, Ugg, Merrell, Maui Jim, and The Mitten State. In winter, Landsharks is your store to rent cross country skis and snowshoes.
My French Mart
My French Mart in downtown Saugatuck offers a hand-curated collection of artful and fun finds from France such as purses, dresses, jewelry, and gifts. Offering hard to find Savon de Marseilles and other small-batch French perfumes and soaps.
Santa Fe Trading Co.
Santa Fe Trading Co. in downtown Saugatuck. Southwest Lifestyle store since 1989. Men’s and Women’s comfort footwear, accessories and specialty apparel. Native American jewelry, gifts and decor.
Saugatuck Antique Pavilion
One of the Midwest’s largest antique malls with 175 dealers and 24,000 square feet and a wide variety of antique and vintage items. Close to Lake Michigan, art galleries, restaurants and shopping in Douglas and Saugatuck.
Saugatuck Drug/Village Store
Small town general store and pharmacy for your personal needs, souvenirs, and more, a corner drug store from years gone by. Complete with all the technology of today but with that old-time service. More than just a drug store, Saugatuck Drug carries a full line of prescription medications as well as gifts, cards, souvenirs, clothing, beach supplies, toys for young and old.
• 269 – 857- 2300
Teeny Tiny Toy Store
Located in downtown Saugatuck, these are no ordinary toys. Every adorable sculpture is a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art, custom-designed and handcrafted, whimsical, wonderful and special!
Vintage, Mid-Century Modern and Antique – one of a kind items from around the country and around the world. Some items include dining and side tables, lamps, chandeliers, chairs, couches and much more. There are many unique gift and specialty food items not available in other stores in the area.