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The Saugatuck Dunes State Park is a state park located in Lake Michigan just between Saugatuck and Holland. The park gained fame because of the long sandy beaches that line the area together with an additional 300 acre natural area. The park also features a coastal dune system which contains a total of three different endangered plant species. The park has become a mecca for birdwatchers, hikers and nature lovers through the years.

The 1,120 acre park is a day park that utilizes over 23 kilometers of hiking trails together with 3 kilometers or 2 miles of Lake Michigan beachfront. The Saugatuck Dunes state Park also features a parking lot and a picnic area. The park does not allow any form of camping and will require a state park permit before entering the park grounds. Guests will have to expect a longer and challenging road getting to the beachfront from the parking as the distance between the two areas is a 1.6 kilometer hike from.

Another attraction near the Saugatuck Dunes State Park is the Felt Mansion which was created and established by comptometer inventor Dorr E. Felt. The mansion was the summer home for the Felt family until 1949 when it was purchased by the St. Augustine Seminary. The seminary used the mansion as a housing area for its young students and later for the cloistered nuns. The mansion was later turned into a state police station.

Other attractions located near the Saugatuck Dunes State Park are the nearby Saugatuck community which offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and art galleries. Naturalists and professional anglers can also lease boats from locals to get a better view of Lake Michigan.
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