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Saugatuck Dunes State Park

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Address: 2213 Ottawa Beach Dr., Saugatuck, MI 49424
Phone Number: 616-399-9390
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Activities: Skiing
Description: The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.

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despite being there at an awkward, between-season time (most of the snow was gone but no leaves were on the trees yet), my boyfriend and I greatly enjoyed our little hike to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
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Rochester, Michigan
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Rochester, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

despite being there at an awkward, between-season time (most of the snow was gone but no leaves were on the trees yet), my boyfriend and I greatly enjoyed our little hike to the beach. the woods were absolutely majestic and it was easy to see how splendid they would look in the summer. the beach and the dunes were stunning.... More 

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Saugatuck, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This diverse park has many marked and unmarked trails for both hikers and casual strollers, as well as cross country ski and bike trails. Many lead out to beautiful beaches on Lake Michigan. There are several outhouses, and tables for picnicking. No overnight camping.

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Holland, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Nice peaceful walk through the wooded dunes to Lake Michigan. Well marked trails with an easy level of hiking required. miles of possible options, or a direct mile walk to the unspoiled beach. Located right next to a mansion that offers tours as well on a county park

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Saugatuck Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Saugatuck dunes state Park is a natural area with hiking trails in the summer and cross-country ski trails in the winter. The fall is especially beautiful is the leaves are changing. From the parking lot you walk up over the dunes through a pine and oak forest some of the most beautiful glimpses of Lake Michigan. The sunsets are... More 

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Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We love going to Naugatuck Dunes State Park. The trails are fairly rigorous. That's fine - most of the time we need the exercise. If you are into cross country skiing or snow shoeing, this is the place to go. Do a great loop and drive into town and stop at the Butler Hotel for some sustenance!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I live here in Grand Rapids .. explored lots of places searching for best spots for fall colours! finally I came across this.. This was just marvelous.. 1.5 mile walk in woods towards beach was real fun! not too much red but it was colourfull. there are some really good spots for photographs! In the beach was calm & clean..... More 

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Chicago
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We had lots of fun. The tour was informative and entertaining. Picturesque views. It was great to walk in the sand on the dunes barefoot. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

What an exceptional place to take a walk! The fall colors were brilliant and the weather exceptional. It was a breezy day making the beauty of the woods, with the wind blowing through them, a picture perfect event.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There are two large beaches on Lake Michigan in this area. Oval Beach and Saugatuck Dunes State Park. We went to both (see separate review for Oval Beach). As far as Lake Michigan beaches go, both of these are much more narrow than those at Ludington, Holland, etc. The parking lot at Saugatuck Dunes is at least a 10 minute... More 

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Morton Grove, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We went there Monday daytime and had a great time. Very few people there and enjoyed the fall colours. Dogs ran and had fun, we climbed up and down the dunes so got a great leg work out!! Trails well marked so nice to wander around.

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