Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Destination of the Week: Saugatuck, Douglas & Fennville Area, MI-Fennville

Destination of the Week: Saugatuck, Douglas & Fennville Area, MI-Fennville

Fennville is just an ordinary town perfectly located for those looking for agritourism opportunities.  Wineries, apple orchards, and blueberry farms are just a few of the activities that surround the city.

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Children's Museum of Fennville-A small children’s museum perfect for a rainy day.
202 E Main St, Fennville, MI 49408
http://forevercuriousmuseum.org

Fenn Valley Vineyards-Great wine for that evening on the balcony.
6130 122nd Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
http://www.fennvalley.com

Campit Outdoor Resort-A nice gay campground offering campsites, cabins, and a basic bed & breakfast.
6635 118th Ave, Fennville, MI 49408
http://campitresort.com













Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Destination of the Week: Saugatuck, Douglas & Fennville Area, MI-Douglas

Destination of the Week: Saugatuck, Douglas & Fennville Area, MI-Douglas

Douglas is a nice little quiet counterpoint to Saugatuck.  Mostly made of permanent and summer homes, the town is touristy without the normal outward appearance.  A large central park is perfect for kids who need some play time.  

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Saugatuck Brewing Company-Great beer and food!
2948 Blue Star Hwy, Fennville, MI 49408
http://saugatuckbrewing.com/

Dunes Resort-One of the largest gay resorts in the Midwest.
333 Blue Star Hwy, Douglas, MI 49406
http://dunesresort.com/














Monday, March 30, 2015

Destination of the Week: Saugatuck, Douglas & Fennville Area, MI-Saugatuck

Destination of the Week: Saugatuck, Douglas & Fennville Area, MI-Saugatuck 

If you cannot relax in Saugatuck, there may be an issue.  Located between ever-moving dunes, the town has a number of great small restaurants, stores, and bars.  Two theaters, one within walking distance of downtown, provide a nice intermission with high-quality productions of light plays.  Daytime activities also include wine tasting, boat cruises, and dune rides.  Most hotels are locally owned and are a bit dated.  But really, how long is one expecting to hang out at a hotel?  If the comfort of a chain hotel is more to your liking, check out Holland which is only a few miles away.  

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Harbor Duck Adventures-It is almost impossible to have a bad Duck tour!  
121 Griffith St, Saugatuck, MI 
http://harborducks.com


Saugatuck Center for the Arts/Mason Street Warehouse-Theatre steps from all the downtown action.  
400 Culver St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
http://www.sc4a.org


Star of Saugatuck Boat Cruise-Take a break with a cruise up and down the river all the way to the lake.  
716 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
http://www.saugatuckboatcruises.com




Douglas Historical Society’s Pump House Museum-Learn about the great history of the area in this small museum.  
735 Park St, Saugatuck, MI
http://sdhistoricalsociety.org/sites/museum/museum.php










Mount Baldhead Park & Oval Beach-One of the best beaches on Lake Michigan.  Mount Baldhead rewards a tough climb with some amazing views.  
698 Water St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
http://www.saugatuck.com/beaches.asp






Saugatuck Dune Rides-Hold on to your hats for this activity!  If you have a purse/carrier bag, leave them in the car!  
6495 Blue Star Hwy, Saugatuck, MI 49453
http://www.saugatuckduneride.com/

Lakeshore Arts Alliance/Red Barn Playhouse-Great theatre at a perfect price.  
3657 63rd St, Saugatuck, MI 49453
http://www.redbarnsaugatuck.com