Saugatuck Dunes State Park
6575 138th Avenue • Saugatuck, Michigan
Just a 20-minute drive from the Inn, Saugatuck Dunes State Park is a day-use park that offers 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline. The park has freshwater coastal dunes that are over 200 feet tall. The park’s terrain varies from steep slopes to rolling hills. You can climb the 282 steps to the top of Mt. Baldhead and be rewarded with a stunning bird’s-eye view of the harbor and lake.
A fun activity is the 40-minute dune buggy ride with Saugatuck Dune Rides. Enjoy the fast and fun ride and learn a little about the dune itself too. www.saugatuckduneride.com
Van Buren State Park
23960 Ruggles Road • South Haven, Michigan
A 3-mile drive from the Inn and situated on the shores of Lake Michigan, Van Buren State Park has one mile of sandy beach and high dune formations. It’s the perfect place to lounge on the beach, walk through woodland trails, and enjoy a picnic lunch. Located three (3) miles south of South Haven, the campground is only minutes away from local shops and restaurants. The day-use area has picnic tables and grills, a picnic shelter, and two modern restroom buildings. Lake Michigan provides a great area for swimming and beautiful beach for sunbathing.
Warren Dunes State Park
12032 Red Arrow Highway • Sawyer, Michigan
About a 45-minute drive from the Inn, Warren Dunes State Park provides 1,952 acres of recreational opportunities along the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan. The rugged dune formation rises 260 feet above the lake and offers spectacular views and is excellent for hang gliding. The park has three (3) miles of shoreline, six (6) miles of hiking trails, and is open year-round.