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The Art Coast of Michigan

The harbor villages of historic Saugatuck and Douglas embody "small town America," with
their dockside shops, charming galleries and picturesque Lake Michigan sunsets. Towering
dunes, shimmering waters and soft, clean beaches beckon people of all walks of life to escape
to Saugatuck and Douglas's relaxing pace.

Enjoy live entertainment via the several annual festivals such as the spring Waterfront Film
Festival, the Jazz Festival, mid-summer Chamber Music Festival, Taste of Douglas, Douglas
Oktoberfest, Halloween Harvest Festival, Winter Fest, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Town Crier
Run and year-round jazz concerts and art shows.

Downtown Saugatuck offers a leisurely boardwalk, Wick Park with a gazebo overlooking
the harbor as well as quaint boutiques and eateries. Take advantage of lovely Lake
Michigan aboard a dinner cruise, a chartered sailboat or even a hand-cranked Victorian ferry.

Saugatuck and Douglas are Michigan’s premiere beach towns. Saugatuck’s Oval Beach has
been rated by Conde Naste’s Traveler Magazine as one of the 25 best shorelines in the world.
MTV has ranked Oval Beach as one of the top five beaches in the country. Named a “top
10 lake town” and “top 10 small town” the resort community boasts 19th century architecture,
as well as lakeshore activities and art galleries galore. On October 16th, 2010 Saugatuck/Douglas
was voted one of the 10 Great Places to Retire in the U.S.

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