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Things to do in Allegan County

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Saugatuck Dunes State Park encompasses 2.5 miles of secluded Lake Michigan shoreline and 1,000 acres of steep slopes, rolling hills and fresh water coastal dunes more than 200 feet tall. The beach is a two-thirds mile hike from the picnic parking area. The park's major attraction are the long sandy beach and the 300-acre natural area, which contains a coastal dune system containing three endangered plant species. Nature enthusiasts, birdwatchers and hikers are the predominant day users. The park, located in Allegan County, is relatively undeveloped. The land was acquired in 1971 from the Augustinian Order, who used the buildings as a seminary. When the state took ownership, the structures were used as a prison and state police offices.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Beach
“A larger beach with beautiful views. Concession stand and public bathrooms on site. There's a fee for access.”
  • 26 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Call ahead but this is a fun outing for families to see our gorgeous sand filled coastline”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have been featured on the Food Channel. They offer dishes made with locally sourced and organic ingredients. They are well-known for their flatbread pizzas and have a full bar. Occasionally they have music. More a place for adults than children. It's in Fennville, about 10-15 minutes away.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
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“Old tavern turned gastro-pub. Always the freshest ingredients. Great drinks, seafood and OMG the vegetables... trust me!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“A real-deal brewery, that distributes their beer widely. Wide selection of brews, good menu. Live music on Fri, Sat, & Sun.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Possibly the best meal you'll find in the area. Nice atmosphere, quiet. Beware, it fills up fast (but there's a bar to have a drink while you wait.)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Casino
“Located about 30 minutes south of Herrick Gardens, this casino offers traditional gaming.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Theatre
“The cultural heart of the Saugatuck-Douglas area, SCA caters to the public. Offering concerts, events, plays and musicals, this venue is modern and expansive. Summer performances are "New York" quality because often, Broadway performers are spending their summers in the area, and sharing their talents with us. So- for instance- if you are seeing Mamma Mia! the musical (e.g. playing Summer 2018 through 7.15)-- this is not your high school/local troupe performance. It is a professionally executed, amazing performance.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A hiker's paradise! You'll get your daily workout: 300 stair steps to the summit, then a beautiful sandy trail from the summit down to the beach. Breathtaking views and a peaceful hike.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A taste of the south right on the Kalamazoo river. Fantastic cocktails, fried chicken and shrimp and grits.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nice restaurant within walking distance with a very nice outdoor patio. We especially like the pizza and their shrimp appetizer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“If you are a coffee lover, plan to buy a bag for the lake house. We have a coffee grinder.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Fruit picking, ciders, pies, wines, and more at this roadside farm and restaurant”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Great perch! Food is good! Fun place, great drinks and fun nighttime atmosphere! Suitable for under 21 for dining also!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“For $5, you get to taste 7 wines or ciders. Even better, you cans redeem that $5 on any purchases made. They have private tastings and events which are great for groups as well. Our fav is the Capriccio red wine. You’ll be amazed at what MI wines have to offer. Embrace the “lake effect”. ”
  • 13 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“They have been featured on the Food Channel. They offer dishes made with locally sourced and organic ingredients. They are well-known for their flatbread pizzas and have a full bar. Occasionally they have music. More a place for adults than children. It's in Fennville, about 10-15 minutes away.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Bar
“Old tavern turned gastro-pub. Always the freshest ingredients. Great drinks, seafood and OMG the vegetables... trust me!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“A real-deal brewery, that distributes their beer widely. Wide selection of brews, good menu. Live music on Fri, Sat, & Sun.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Possibly the best meal you'll find in the area. Nice atmosphere, quiet. Beware, it fills up fast (but there's a bar to have a drink while you wait.)”
  • 20 locals recommend
Casino
“Located about 30 minutes south of Herrick Gardens, this casino offers traditional gaming.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A taste of the south right on the Kalamazoo river. Fantastic cocktails, fried chicken and shrimp and grits.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nice restaurant within walking distance with a very nice outdoor patio. We especially like the pizza and their shrimp appetizer.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
“Fruit picking, ciders, pies, wines, and more at this roadside farm and restaurant”
  • 15 locals recommend

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