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Saugatuck Dunes State Park

Address: 2213 Ottawa Beach Dr., Saugatuck, MI 49424
Phone Number: 616-399-9390
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Ranked #3 of 17 Activities in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Cross-country Ski Areas, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.
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Type: Beaches, Cross-country Ski Areas, State Parks, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Skiing
Owner description: The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.

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Lakeside, Michigan, United States
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73 reviews 73 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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81 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Wixom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Enjoyed the hike over wooded sand dunes to get to the beach. Not as easily accessible as some beaches in the area, like Oval Beach, but that contributes to it's charm.

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Portage, Michigan, United States
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158 reviews 158 reviews
62 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Didn't realize you have to walk two miles thur the woods before you get to the beach. Daughter got bite by bugs, so we turned around. Maybe during the summer it would be better.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We took the 2.5 mile loop hike through a stunningly beautiful forest only to come out to an equally beautiful beach. We went after season so it was quiet and peaceful. Highly recommend. We enjoyed this beach even more than Oval Beach.

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Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

When planning my trip to southwestern Michigan I made it a point to be able to spend at least one day at Saugatuck Dunes State Park. I made a mistake. I should have planned for two or three days. The park is simply uncompromisingly beautiful with one awe inspiring scene after another of beach, water and sun as the day... More 

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