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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.

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Saugatuck is known to be a popular destination among the midwest's LGBT community

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Saugatuck is off I-196, south of Holland.

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Map of Saugatuck

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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. [1]

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In DouglasEdit

  • Blue Star Cafe & M&M's Ice Cream, 141 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, +1 269-857-1030. Ma & Pa Greek meals-Veggies-Omelets-Burgers-Pitas-Ice Cream.
  • DeMond's Super Valu, 237 Center St, Douglas, +1 269-857-2443. Beer, wine, liquor, bakery, deli, fresh produce and tender steaks.
  • Everyday People Cafe, 11 Center St, Douglas, +1 269-857-4240. Casual, hip dining featuring eclectic American-Bistro fare.
  • Costa Azul (formerly Jo Jo's), 107 Blue Star Highway, Douglas, +1 269-857-1523, Authentic, family owned and operated Mexican.
  • 10 Saugatuck Brewing Company, 2948 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406, +1 269-857-7222. Open 3-6PM Daily. Later by chance. Next door to the Antique Pavilion, Douglas, Handcrafted beer and brew. On premise brewery.

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

Routes through Saugatuck
Grand Rapids/MuskegonHolland  N    S  South HavenSouth Bend


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