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Address: Saugatuck, MI

Known for its luxurious homes along the eastern shore.

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A beautiful river, with beautiful homes and docks, and very clean looking water.

I liked everything about Saugatuck and the surrounding area, including Douglas. If I had a boat, for sure I'd spend time on the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan. Plenty of... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2015
Holland, Ohio
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Holland, Ohio
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256 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

I liked everything about Saugatuck and the surrounding area, including Douglas. If I had a boat, for sure I'd spend time on the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan. Plenty of docks with lots of good restaurants, hotels & B&B's.

1 Thank vkngprints
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Rode the Star of Saugatuck down the Kalamazoo and into Lake Michigan - a relaxing ride with a glass of wine bought on board.

1 Thank Marjorie B
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60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

Driving through Saugatuck and Douglas today most times you can look either to the right or left and you see the Kalamazoo river if not on both sides at least one side depending which street your on! Beautiful views! Boats, wildlife and water! Love it.

1 Thank Leigh T
Lansing, Illinois
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179 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Going out to the Lake, this is the most relaxing place to get there. Very scenic and a relaxing day to spend an afternoon.

Thank William C
Rossford, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Clean, quiet river with plenty to do nearby. Shops, eateries and music. Very pleasant walkway on the boardwalk near the boats. Again, very clean. No fishy odor.

4 Thank Samisue2014
Midland, MI
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138 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2015

We have so grown to love the Kalamazoo River channel over the years that we just bought a house along it -- one of the (more modest) houses we have admired as we have drifted by on a boat or while taking the Star of Saugatuck. Yes Lake Michigan is wonderful, but don't forget to stare at the river now... More 

2 Thank Opinion8ted
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

This is a lovely river with many beautiful homes (wish I owned one of them) and sailboats and powerboats to admire. Favorite thing in the world: dining outdoors. The only thing that makes it better is dining outdoor on the water and we were able to do that on this river every night of our trip.

Thank Patty D
London, Canada
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2014

just a nice place to visit,in an area full of natural beauty,some great eateries and drinking holes,lots of places to stay as well

Thank peter o
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2014

So fun to watch all the boats going in and out of the river out to the great Lake MI! Lots of super big boats and great people watching too!

1 Thank Colleen P
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416 reviews
244 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2014

We took the Chain Ferry across the river. It may take 5 minutes to cross, but takes the operator a long time to start the voyage.

Thank CaseyJones6325

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