Top Things to Do in Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Saugatuck Dunes State Park - Photo by David Hoffman from Flickr

Saugatuck Dunes State Park is located in Holland, Michigan, United States.

This park also situated on the shore of Lake Michigan between Saugatuck and Holland in Allegan County, Michigan.

Covers 1,000 acres, this park is a public recreation area that includes some places to do outdoor activities such as fishing, camping, swimming, and hiking.

Stay in Best Western Plaza Hotel Saugatuck or AmericInn by Wyndham Douglas/Saugatuck for the best place to stay in.

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Saugatuck Dunes State Park is a popular park offering stunning views of Holland, Michigan. The grass represents Michigan's rustic beauty. Fun hike in the woods that lead to the dunes. There's a trail that will take you right down to the lake. Another place to see the stunning area in Holland is Saugatuck Dune Rides. Such a fun ride through the sandy roads. Just the right amount of thrill. Great views of the landscape, dunes, and Lake Michigan. It is very informative about how the dunes are formed and how the trees and grasses survive and thrive.

Saugatuck Dune Rides

With just 11 minutes of driving, you get to see one of the most popular places in the area named Saugatuck Dune Rides.

A 40-minute straight full of entertainment, fun, and excitement makes this place special and unmissable.

It provides a tour of one Michigan’s treasures and allows you to witness how stunning this place is.

From the dune, nature surrounding, to wildlife. Everything in this place brings a memorable travel for you.

Address : 6495 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453, USA


There are many activities that you can do in Saugatuck Dunes State Park. To start your day in this park, you can breakfast first in Uncommon Coffee Roasters. Great coffee and pastry to brighten up our morning on your road trip! Then, you can visit Saugatuck Dunes, State Park. Here, you can also go camping, fishing, hiking, and more. The hike is lovely and scenic. It takes you to a fantastic strip of beach with excellent water access. However, be prepared for a good work out with sandy trails. After that, the next place that you should visit is Shore Acres Township Park. It is perhaps favorite park in the area when combined with Saugatuck Dunes SP, at their trails connect, and you don't need the state park pass to park your car. The beach dunes are beautiful without the crowds that show up at Oval. Felt Mansion Historical Marker is another place to see the historical landmark near Saugatuck Dunes State Park. Excellent place to get away, take a walk to the beach!! You can also take a tour of the mansion. You could also play a game of Frisbee golf for free!

Uncommon Coffee Roasters Saugatuck

Uncommon Grounds is a casual, cosy place with excellent sweets and awesome coffee.

They offer a variety of vegan, gluten free, and dairy free drinks and snacks.

The coffee is amazing and they are good people trying their best during a difficult time.

Hot drinks, cold drinks, any drink in between they offer it and do it so well.

A truly wonderful coffee shop that is always a joy to visit.

Address : 127 Hoffman St, Saugatuck, MI 49453, USA

Shore Acres Township Park

This is such a beautiful spot with a secluded beach.

Beautiful scenery and tons of wildlife at this mostly untamed natural park.

Everything from tree alleys, to high plateaus, sand dunes and prairie grasses are phenomenal.

The spring wildflowers and fall colors add to the beauty.

Address : 6602 138th Ave, Holland, MI 49423, USA

Felt Mansion Historical Marker

Beautiful restoration of the mansion and grounds, including a fountain in a lily pond.

This place itself is beautiful and the grounds are breathtaking.

Self-guided tour permitted viewing this gem at a leisurely pace.

Also this place is an amazing wedding venue.

Address : State Park Dr, Holland, MI 49423, USA


The pandemic outbreaks may result in the changing of hours and activities allowed at the park. So, it is necessarily needed for you to do checking to its website before deciding to visit the park. You will also need to wear a mask and equip yourself with health equipment. Stay safe and clean!


The best time to visit Michigan is from late April and early May, when it is summer, that means it is the high season.


Best Western Plaza Hotel Saugatuck is located 4 miles from Saugatuck Dunes State Park and Oval Beach on Lake Michigan. This hotel offers free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, desks, minifridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. There's also an indoor pool, a hot tub, an exercise room, and a business center. AmericInn by Wyndham Douglas/Saugatuck is another place to stay at night. This hotel has casual; colorful rooms come with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers; some have microwaves, minifridges, and pull-out sofas. Other amenities consist of laundry facilities and a business center.

Best Western Plaza Hotel Saugatuck

This hotel is ready to serve you with the best service and facility.

It comes with comfortable rooms and, greenery surroundings, an indoor pool, an exercise room, and many other amenities.

Your leisure travel becomes easy with this hotel.

Address : 3457 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453, USA

AmericInn by Wyndham Douglas/Saugatuck

This is a great place to stay and is located in an easily accessible location.

All rooms are spacious, and have a nice big window that faces a wooded area.

The pool and hot tub are very nice, awesome breakfast as well.

The workers are amazing very talkative and everything.

It's also rather reasonably priced when compared to the other hotels in the area.

Address : 2905 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406, USA


Everyday People Cafe has an authentic American food. The menu at that time isn't much, but everything looks and tastes incredible. You are also highly satisfied with the cocktails, which are delicious and boozy. There are some cute stores nearby as well, so you can walk around after your meal. Wicks Park Bar & Grille is another choice to eat delicious food. The food is delicious, and the drinks cold and refreshing. Lots of tourists talk to and get a feel as to where other people are coming from; it's pretty cool to meet people from all over the world.

Wicks Park Bar & Grille

Friendly staff, nice location, Friendly staff, nice location, good Covid precautions. We enjoyed our takeaway food from here. The veggie burger fell apart a bit but was tasty.

Nice stop for people watching The Trainwreck drink recommendation was spot on, and the blackened fish tacos were amazing. You must stop and enjoy the atmosphere.

Such a great pizza and service! Excellent choice for a quick and efficient service with great pizza taste , large portions and perfect location . Happy lunch !

Address : 449 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453

Everyday People Cafe Douglas

This is the best spot for dinner or just to relax with delicious choices and plenty of menu options.

Excellent variety of food options with healthy portions and fantastic cocktails.

The flavor of each dish is very well thought out, even the appetizer was unique and very good.

The bacon strips are really thick cut and cooked perfectly, the waffles are large too.

Definitely recommend for a night out, or special occasion.

Address : 11 E Center St, Douglas, MI 49406, USA


Santa Fe Trading Co is a gift store where you can find items made of jewelry, figurines, and many unique items. It is the exclusive store in Sagataug. They are moderately priced with things you will see nowhere else. This shop has fantastic goods at reasonable prices. Another place to buy the souvenirs in Michigan is It Is What It Is. One of the favorites in beautiful Saugatuck! This store is loaded with unique items. If you would like to buy something for yourself or someone else, this store is worth the visit!

Santa Fe Trading Co

This is the most unique store that has fantastic goods and service.

This store has high end, quality products that are reasonably priced.

Large selection of rustic and southwestern clothes, jewelry, and footwear.

So much beautiful and unique jewelry and clothing.

They are moderately priced with items you will see no where else.

Address : 325 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453, USA

It Is What It Is

This store is well-stocked with interesting and unique items for your home.

Lots of creative items and a friendly staff make it a must.

The towels are high quality and the sayings on them are awesome

If you would like to buy something for yourself, or for someone else, this store is worth the visit!

Address : 318 Butler St, Saugatuck, MI 49453, USA