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“Our favorite beach in Michigan”

Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Ranked #4 of 34 things to do in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The park's 850 acres include a beach, dunes and cross-country ski trails.
Reviewed August 12, 2013

It is quite the hike in and out, but worth it if you are up to it. Wooded paths are well maintained and peaceful. It's rarely crowded during the week, but gets a little more crowded when oval beach is full. Facilities are "rustic". Bring water for the hike.

2  Thank Lisa L
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

It's a 0.9 mile walk from the parking lot to the beach through a beautiful path in the woods. When you come upon the beach, you will find some of the cleanest sand and unbelievably clear Lake Michigan water. It almost feels like you're at a private beach it's so unpopulated. Additionally, there are several trails you can take through the wooded area around the beach that are all very peaceful and some picnic tables in a shaded area by the parking lot if you want to pack a lunch.

1  Thank Carrie M
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great place to hike trail to beach along Lake Michigan. We would recommend bringing bug spray and where a hat, it is very woodsy and buggy until you get to the beach.

1  Thank PMMIllinois
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Beautiful wooded dune trails, Shady and pleasantly cool in heat of summer, trails lead out spectacularly on to golden sandy beach, with whole of lake Mich just panning out beyond.
Would not miss this.

Thank TonyBu
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

North trail heavy sand dunes, great but be in shape or else don't do it (I have to do 50 characters on this or it won't take).

Thank rucn2020
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