Featuring a museum and many local historical artifacts, the Saugatuck-Douglas Historical Society works to preserve and share local history. As a cornerstone in the community, SDHS researches to discover, collect and interpret local history in all its forms. The society also archives historical objects and documents, and protects important architecture and green space. The museum features exhibitions and publication designs to make history fresh and memorable, and is involved in educational programing to engage students and adults; visitors and locals.
Take a walking history tour of Saugatuck and Douglas by downloading their app for Apple and Android by searching for “Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society.”
Located at 130 Center Street. Look for Beach to Bayou Trail signs along Center Street for a beautiful walking or biking tour of Douglas.
Home to the Douglas Dutchers vintage baseball club, Beery Field is an activity center in Douglas. In addition to base ball played by “throwback” rules, Beery Field hosts Douglas Summer Socials, serves as a starting point for parades, and features a playground.
At the corner of Center and Main.
Explore the beauty of Douglas from the water! Running Rivers Paddle Board and Kayak Rentals are the perfect way to see the natural beauty of the lower Kalamazoo river and Kalamazoo Lake. Visitors regularly sight bald eagles, fox, deer and a variety of waterbirds on their river tours.
Located at Wade’s Bayou May through Labor Day, weather permitting.
Join Shaka Surf for a guided tour to the Harbor or Channel, take a lesson, or rent a board! Shaka Surf carries a variety of rental boards. Stand Up Paddling is the fastest growing sport in the Midwest! Enjoy the fitness benefits of Stand Up Paddling while touring the beautiful Saugatuck/Douglas area and spectacular Lake Michigan! Great for a family or group outing!
219 N. Union Street (Near Red Dock Cafe), weather permitting.
Tour picturesque Saugatuck and Douglas on land and by water! Harbor Duck Adventures Co. has transformed a World War 2 Army amphibious vessel into one big water taxi that’s 31 feet long, seating approximately 20 people. Tours wind through downtown Saugatuck and across the bridge to Douglas. Hop off the Duck in Douglas and enjoy the village, then ride the Duck back to Saugatuck as it splashes into the waters of the Kalamazoo River and Saugatuck Harbor.
Tickets and boarding at Center Street near Beery Field, 15 minutes after the hour, weather permitting.