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Top 5 Autumn Activities in Saugatuck/Douglas

There’s lots to do in Saugatuck/Douglas all year round, but fall is an especially special time to visit. From traditional autumn activities like apple picking and color tours to more creative ones like gallery walks and beverage tours – spending time in Saugatuck/Douglas in the fall is an experience you’re sure to enjoy. 1. Fall… Continue reading

Volleyball SilverBeach

Planning a Beach Day in SWMI

Sitting on the beach with your toes in the sand. It’s an iconic image of summer – and frankly, no summer feels complete without at least one beach day (at least to me). If you’re looking to spend a day at the beach in Southwest Michigan, consider these tips while planning your trip. Choose your… Continue reading

Mac Woods Dune Rides

8 Super Ideas for Summer Fun in Silver Lake

Whether you’ve been planning your trip to Silver Lake for months or have just decided to stop by on a whim, we’ve got the perfect summer-fun ideas for your visit! Summer Amusement at the Dunes… How could we not put the Silver Lake Sand Dunes first on the list? This extraordinary landmark remains the main… Continue reading

Tunnel Park Pic

Summer Fun in Holland, Michigan

The Beach Arguably the best place to be in Holland, Michigan during the summer months, the sandy shores are a favorite getaway.  Stroll the white sandy beaches at Laketown, camp out at Holland State Park and enjoy the sun setting over Lake Michigan before retreating back to your campfire, or, walk through a concrete tunnel… Continue reading

White River Light House

Visiting Muskegon, MI on a Budget

Visiting Muskegon, MI on a budget Traveling on a budget can be hard, with transportation and accommodations taking up a chunk of the budget, it can be hard to find interesting places and activities to visit while on a trip. Muskegon, MI, however, plays host to a range of activities that will satisfy all travelers,… Continue reading

Businesses First Saw Mill Built By C P Ludwig Circa 1850's

Early Industry and Community Beginnings in South Haven, Michigan

South Haven is a vacation destination with a rich history of progress and expansion, making it one of the favorite stops on the West Michigan Pike by adventure-seeking travelers. Industrial innovations and circumstances have shaped the area over time, leading to the charming city we know today. 2019 marks one hundred and fifty years since… Continue reading

St. Joseph Beach

Last Days of Summer Checklist

Southwest Michigan is one of the best places to visit during the summer because there are so many ways to relax, play, and get outside. As summer rushes by, you may wonder “what’s the best way to enjoy it before it’s gone?” Here are 10 things to add to your “Last Days of Summer” checklist… Continue reading

Sunset of Silver Lake

Think Dunes Starting April 1

As winter fades away, we find our sweet reward for surviving another frigid season: the opening of Silver Lake Sand Dunes. While you may recognize four seasons, around here we only know two: Silver Lake Sand Dunes Season and its offseason. On April 1st, the only true fools are the ones not at the Silver… Continue reading

Mt. Baldhead Beach

A History of the Mount Baldhead Radar Tower

One of the most iconic sights along the Saugatuck shore is the moonlike sphere of the Mount Baldhead radar tower. This Cold War relic dates back to the 1950s, when the escalating arms race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union had many Americans living in fear of an atomic bomb attack. In 1949, the… Continue reading

Silversides Outdoor

Make Muskegon Your Maritime Stop!

Make Muskegon Your Maritime Stop! Known for their abundant history in lumber, manufacturing and shipping, Muskegon is also home to two, very important, World War II maritime vessels. The USS Silversides is a historic Gato class (built for the US Navy launched between 1941–1943) submarine. During her service, she received 12 battle stars and was… Continue reading

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