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Planning a Weekend Trip to Saugatuck? Here are 5 Things to Do

by Kyra-EB on October 18, 2020

If you’re looking for the perfect weekend escape, consider paying Saugatuck a visit. This quaint town is pleasant to visit any time of year. You’ll find plenty of things to do in Saugatuck MI this fall, but here are 5 of our favorite Saugatuck activities.

Go Antiquing

Saugatuck is known for its artsy scene and eclectic collectibles. If you’re visiting Saugatuck for the weekend, you have to browse the wares of the Saugatuck Antique Pavilion. This huge warehouse space contains 175 dealer rental spaces which are full of interesting and valuable furniture, antiques, and collector’s items. One of the many perfect things to do in Saugatuck MI on rainy days, the Antique Pavilion is sure to bring back some fun memories, and you may even find your own treasure to take home with you. 

Grab a Pint at Saugatuck Brewing Company

Nextdoor to the Antique Pavilion is one of the best breweries on the West Michigan Lakeshore: Saugatuck Brewing Company. With indoor and outdoor dining available and a rotating selection of popular and small-batch beer options, this is a great space to visit on a crisp fall afternoon of exploring. Stop by to sample seasonal specialties and local favorites like the Neapolitan Milk Stout or Bonfire Brown.

Climb The Mountain

For the fit-minded or fit-aspiring, brave the 300-stair climb to the top of Mt. Baldhead. As one of the many hidden gem trails near the lakeshore, this one requires some effort to get to the top of, but the payoff is worth it, trust us. You can enjoy great views of Saugatuck and Douglas to the east and Lake Michigan to the west. Hiking up to viewpoints like Mt. Baldhead is one of the best things to do in Saugatuck MI to take in some of West Michigan lakeshore’s brilliant fall color display, as long as you’re up for a bit of a workout.  

Take a Self-Guided Walking Tour

A simple walk through town is one of the great things to do in Saugatuck MI to take in the local culture and color. Be sure to see the colorful houses, specialty shops, and art galleries along Water Street, then venture in a few blocks to find the hidden gems. If the weather is on the chilly side, warm up with a beverage from Uncommon Coffee Roasters on Hoffman Street. Our favorite is the hot chai latte, which pairs perfectly with fall weather — get it with oat milk for a richer flavor.

Visit Douglas

If you’ve run out of things to do in Saugatuck MI (though we doubt it) hop over to its neighbor, Douglas. Douglas is a little quieter than Saugatuck, so even on the busiest days, you can always find a secluded spot to explore. While you’re in Douglas, visit the Old School House and History Center, catch a game of local softball at Beery Field, or grab a slice of some great local pizza at the Back Alley Pizza Joint.

For more information about things to do in Saugatuck MI, check out the chamber of commerce’s annual events. Better yet, ask a local! After spending a weekend exploring the ins and outs of Saugatuck and Douglas, you will be able to see why so many people come back year after year to relax, eat, and stroll through this adorable and welcoming town.

Can’t get enough of the Saugatuck charm? Neither can BlueWest Properties! We love the Saugatuck-Douglas community and can help you call it home. We have listings in this popular area that are sure to enchant you. Give us a call to learn more.

Kyra-EBPlanning a Weekend Trip to Saugatuck? Here are 5 Things to Do