Kalamazoo River

Kalamazoo River, Saugatuck: Address, Kalamazoo River Reviews: 4.5/5

Kalamazoo River
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Known for its luxurious homes along the eastern shore.
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tagnrocky
Noblesville, IN990 contributions
Couples
We were able to rent kayaks from Big Lake Outfitters in Saugatuck and really enjoyed our float down the river. They put us in upriver past Douglas and we floated back to the store. Saw lost of lovely homes, posh yachts and floated past a grounded tugboat that was a gull nesting site and saw baby gulls. A fun way to experience Saugatuck.
Written July 12, 2013
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Nico L
Saugatuck, MI23 contributions
Friends
We came to Saugatuck for a few years without ever going out to the big lake by boat. The cruise down the Kalamazoo out to Lake Michigan is so beautiful and peaceful, you will love it. If you rent a pontoon, go beach it and hang out at the "basin" which is the opening in the river just before the channel. On some weekends in the summer you may even catch a band playing on another pontoon out there, its a blast.
Written May 14, 2014
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gadafone
Sherwood, OH133 contributions
Friends
We kayaker a three hour trip from a bridge with a railroad bridge beside it through some really, quiet, serene, waters. We enjoyed every moment of the trip seeing the birds, turtles, a beaver, and some fish. The wildflowers were pretty and I recommend some time up-river if you can!
Written August 23, 2015
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HaveBagWillTravel5
Western Springs, IL114 contributions
We stay in Saugatuck annually and love the Kalamazoo River. We stay on the river and love seeing all the boats and people doing water sports. The river is clean and there is a ton to do on and around it. Definitely worth a visit to Saugatuck to see this wonderful river.
Written April 5, 2016
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Samisue2014
Rossford, OH12 contributions
Couples
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.
Written July 20, 2015
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Kathy B
Three Oaks, MI4 contributions
Family
So many things to do on this river -- stay in a motel or a B & B with a great view, ride the river ferry all the way out to the mouth which ends at Lake Michigan, enjoy a meal on one of the restaurant decks, and watch the boats go by, ride the wonderful, old-fashioned Duck, or go over to the other, Douglas side of the river, and enjoy the public park -- feed the ducks at the bottom of the deck, enjoy a picnic lunch in the pavillion, and climb the tall steps on the dune to see the view of the town at the top. Then, run down the back side of the dune, but make sure you are wearing your bathing suit, because Oval Beach is at the bottom, and you can't be in town without a dip in Lake Michigan.
Written February 25, 2013
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JoeNozeAll
Douglas, MI73 contributions
Kazoo River used to be lovely to look at, but the drought has taken its toll. Water not fit to swim in. Fish not edible (PCBs). When the water is back up, a great place to kayak is to drop in at New Richmond and float to Douglas.
Written January 17, 2013
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Karen S
Euclid, OH62 contributions
Family
HYDROBIKING- πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„!!!
Enjoyed renting Hydrobikes and pedaling down the Kalamazoo! Reasonably priced and perfect activity for all ages. Hot sun had us easily getting off and back on the bikes after taking dips in the water. Sun umbrellas attached to the bikes were also great at taming the sun. Pedaling is super easy, but you can just as easily allow the bike to "float" downstream without pedaling. Owners are super friendly. Highly recommend this UNIQUE and ENJOYABLE activity! Hydrobikes 269-355-3395

PONTOON RENTAL-
Big Lake Rentals 269-857-4762 excellent day cruising Kalamazoo River/Lake. Friendly and helpful service- decent pricing. Pontoon was easy to drive and park along shore- (allowed to dock it to swim) No tubing 😐, but did enjoy a relaxing boat ride. Note smaller sized pontoons do not have a ladder so jumping on/off boat requires muscle for re-entry.

Written July 31, 2016
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Jack W
Suffolk, VA344 contributions
Family
We took the boat tour on the Kalamazoo and enjoyed it. The captain was informative about local history and the river/lake was interesting. It is a great way to understand more about the area.
Written July 17, 2016
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Shar M
9 contributions
Couples
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
Written July 30, 2018
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