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4.1.1 SaugatuckHistory of Saugatuck:

Originally settled as a lumber town in the mid-1830s, Saugatuck quickly became a hot ticket destination for those seeking arts and entertainment, with the Saugatuck Pavilion emerging as one of the most popular dance halls in the Midwest. The art push continued as Saugatuck developed into an artistic hub, showcasing beautiful scenery and wonderful opportunities at the Ox-Bow School of Art.

Saugatuck - Douglas Historical Society

Saugatuck Today:

Today, this beautiful resort-town still offers brilliant art—now manifested in unique shops and locally fresh restaurants. Saugatuck's lack of commercialism has given way to an easy-going feeling of free expression and relaxed culture. Local farms and orchards offer a bountiful harvest season and an opportunity to support local agriculture. Those in search of a one-of-a-kind vacation destination should look no further than Saugatuck.

Links to Local Community Sites:

Saugatuck Douglas Area Business Association

Saugatuck and Douglas Convention & Visitors Bureau

Photo credit Felicia Fairchild.

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