So much to do, better make it a Saugatuck-Douglas Weekend!

Excitement is building this week as the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) conference, Just Add Water, approaches.  Starting Thursday, May 19th, the three day conference includes educational and hands-on sessions as well as area tours.  But, there is so much to do in the area, we hope you are going to make it a Saugatuck-Douglas weekend!

Wonder what the locals recommend doing when visiting?  Janet Schmidt, one of the MHPN local committee members, and the Marketing Coordinator for the Saugatuck/Douglas Area Business Association, has these recommendations:

  • Go Bowling at Lakeview Lanes and stay for lunch on the porch
  •  Visit the Historical Society Pump House Museum for this year’s unique exhibit and watch the river traffic from their elevated perch
  •  Catch the latest exhibit at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts in the Bertha Reid Exhibition Hall
  •  Ride the Star of Saugatuck while enjoying snacks and staying dry in its windowed lower deck
  •  Visit our many galleries and see why we are called the art coast of the midwest.
  •  Perfect your shot at the Laketown Conference Center Driving Range in their covered tee boxes
  •  Catch up on news from home while visiting the library in Douglas with full internet services
  •  Shop to your heart’s content in downtown Douglas & Saugatuck – everything from the eclectic to the sublime
  •  Spend an afternoon tasting at our 3 fine wine tasting rooms
  •  Find the treasure you have been searching for at The Red Barn
  •  Pamper yourself at Bella Vita Spa and Suites
  •  Enjoy a performance by the Village Puppeteers
  •  Stroll the aisles of the Blue Star Antique Pavilion and enjoy a tour of the Saugatuck Brewery with lunch and fine beers to enjoy
  •  Break a sweat and work out at the Pump House Gym
  •  Check out your favorite movies at Saugatuck’s Movie Gallery
  •  Take a Hungry Village Tour
  •  Tour the S. S. Keewatin
  •  Climb the 302 steps up Mt. Baldhead
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