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great for kayaking - pontoons beware of trees just under the surface

I enjoy renting a kayak in Saugatuck with friends and floating back to Douglas or continuing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Saugatuck, Michigan
Lazy winging river to the mouth of lake michigan

Just gorgeous homes. Sunset was gorgeous we love Saugatuck. Rented a Antigue boat and also took a... read more

Reviewed July 30, 2018
Shar M
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Known for its luxurious homes along the eastern shore.
Saugatuck, MI
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I enjoy renting a kayak in Saugatuck with friends and floating back to Douglas or continuing through Saugatuck to Lake Michigan (if it's calm enough... and you have friends who can bring you back up stream and the current is very very strong). Went with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Just gorgeous homes. Sunset was gorgeous we love Saugatuck. Rented a Antigue boat and also took a paddle wheel boat ride and all was worthwhile. Sun fun and just the best

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Shar M
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We enjoyed our ride on the Star of Saugatuck. Beautiful views of Kalamazoo Lake and River and the homes built nearby. Had views of Oval Beach from Lake Michigan. Nice relaxing ride and a chance to sit for a while.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Gowalkergirl
Reviewed August 28, 2017

I love rivers in the area that provide a complete balance of relaxation, water recreation, and thrills. This river is the ultimate relaxation trip, especially for small pontoons along with kayaks that can easily maneuver up and down the river and basically just chill and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
4  Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed August 24, 2017

This is about a 90 minute ride on the Kalamazoo River from the bay at Saugatuck to Lake Michigan. In good weather the boat actually goes out into the lake, but there was a storm brewing - we got terrific photos of its approach across...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank elanor3560
Reviewed July 10, 2017

There are well maintained pathways that follow this river in the City of Kalamazoo that goes for miles. People enjoy the outdoors and safety these trails provide for the residents. Lots of photo ops. Bird watching is unique. I like the herbs along the pathway....More

Date of experience: August 2016
2  Thank H M
Reviewed July 8, 2017

The river was fun to boat on, lots to see like nature, fish, houses, and much more. It connects to Lake Michigan. Very peaceful cruise, since you can't go fast. Rent a watercraft or take a boat. And relax!

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Joan G
Reviewed June 28, 2017

This river flows through the town of Saugatuck and has some activities available. You can even just sit by the river side and relax.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Arpit A
Reviewed June 24, 2017

Beautiful views of the river from numerous locations in and around the Saugatuck/Douglas area. Beautiful resource for the state! Various types of excursions are available here. Lots of restaurants are located at areas with docks. Enjoy! J.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank jarIndiana
Reviewed October 17, 2016

You can take the paddle boat, the dinner boat, your own boat, a jet ski, a paddle board, pontoon boat, what ever floats!

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank EKorson
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James K
September 21, 2017|
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Response from jarIndiana | Reviewed this property |
I would also call and ask Saugatuck Dunes State Park. It sucks when you cant even park your boat trailer where you launch your boat. I wish you nothing but good luck and wish I could be of more help. You might also call the... More
August 9, 2017|
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Response from H M | Reviewed this property |
The ones l know of are in Comstock, Mi and they go to downtown Kalamazoo. There are many canoe rentals throughout Michigan. I like Silver Lake, Mi the best for camping etc. Lake Otsego State Park in Gaylord is beautiful as... More