- TripBuzz found 48 things to do with kids in or near Saugatuck, Michigan, including 34 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Holland and South Haven.
- From Oval Beach to Saugatuck Dune Rides, the Saugatuck area offers 58 different types of family activities, including: Other Adventures, Golf, Off Road & ATV and Theaters.
- Originally a lumber town, the city of Saugatuck is now primarily a tourist community, home to just over 900 residents. The waterfront city is known for scenic Oval Beach along Lake Michigan where visitors can enjoy boating and fishing. The city also offers a rich cultural landscape, offering many art galleries and museums, as well as eclectic shops.
A ride on the sand dunes with Saugatuck Dunes Rides is a fun experience along with some learning about the formation of the dunes and the need to re-forest the area. It is a safe ride with experienced drivers and guides.
The primary focus of Mount Baldhead Park is actually the connecting freshwater Oval Beach which presses against the small mountain. Guests can access three large parking areas, picnic tables, hiking tours on a regular basis, and a playground.
The Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Museum is a small town museum. The main gallery showcases changing exhibitions focusing on local history. It also has an outdoor garden and harbor-front walkway, which are popular seasonal attractions.
A ride on the WWII Army's amphibious vessel on the Kalamazoo river to the the Douglas Harbour of the Hoarbour Duck Adventures is enjoyable for children and adults alike. Interesting facts about the cities of Saugatuck and Douglas are shared on the way.
A cruise on the River Kalamazoo and then into Lake Michigan to view the sunset aboard the Star of Saugatuck II is enjoyable and informative courtesy the narrative about local history and ecology. Snacks are available on board at reasonable prices.
The central feature of Saugatuck, Michigan is Saugatuck Dunes State Park. The park sits on the banks of Lake Michigan in a sparsely-visited area that is perfect for spending time away from crowds. Camping is not allowed in this park.