Staying Fit & Having Fun In Saugatuck, Michigan

Posted on: July 5, 2021   |   Posted in: Getaways


Walk For Miles | Wickwood Inn

“Never hurry.
Take plenty of exercise.
Always be cheerful.
Take all the sleep you need.
You may expect to be well.”
~ James Freeman Clarke

James, we like this philosophy. At Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck, Michigan, following these guidelines is easy. Even better, Saugatuck offers a number of fitness options and activities to help you stay fit and healthy during your Saugatuck getaway! Simply reserve a guest room or suite at Wickwood Inn, and let the activities (and the good times!) begin.

“Walking is the best possible exercise.
Habituate yourself to walk very far.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

In Saugatuck fitness comes naturally for the locals as it’s easy to walk for miles and miles — each step surrounded by beauty. You could walk for hours along our singing sand beaches at Oval Beach and Saugatuck Harbor Natural Area, wind your way through the dunes and trails at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park, or simply thread your way through the unique shops, boutiques, studios and galleries throughout downtown Saugatuck … maybe even venturing over the bridge into downtown Douglas.

Speaking of going the distance, why not join in the 19th Annual Labor Day Bridge Walk on September 4?

If you want to step it up a notch, try tackling the 302 stairs up the towering dune at Mt. Baldhead Park. Be sure and pause, catch your breath, and turn around along the way so you can get a sneak peek of the expansive views as they emerge. Once you complete the ascent, enjoy! You can make your way back down the stairs, or wind your way down the sandy trails, enjoying views of Lake Michigan all along the way.

If walking is not your speed, there are so many other excellent choices for health and wellness in Saugatuck.

Jump in and run one of our 5K, 10K, or 15K races: The Town Crier, the Mt. Baldhead Challenge, and the Fenn Valley Vine Wine’d each offer gorgeous courses with interesting terrain.

Spend hours biking through town and out into idyllic country roads. Need a snack along the way? You’ll find plenty of farm stands dotting the landscape offering one of nature’s superfoods … Michigan blueberries! Of course, you’ll also find an abundance of peaches, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, apricots, plums, and more.

Or, get out onto the water. You can kayak, canoe, paddleboard, kiteboard, windsurf, sail, fish, or … simply hop in and swim. There’s no shortage of opportunities to explore our amazing freshwater: Lake Michigan, Lake Kalamazoo, and the Kalamazoo River make up the perfect combination of playgrounds.

Even if the weather won’t cooperate, or you’re simply ready for a little time indoors, Saugatuck has what you’re looking for.

Drop in for a yoga class at the studio just across the street. Satya is a welcoming studio, appropriate for all levels, offering classes 7 days a week all year round. Mats and props are available at no additional cost.

Try one of the many Saugatuck gyms and fitness centers. Blue Star Community Gym and Snap Fitness are each well-equipped and are happy to have you visit.

No matter the intensity, duration, or mood … Saugatuck has the perfect health and wellness opportunity for you.

“My mission in life
is not merely to survive,
but to thrive,
and to do so with some passion,
some compassion, some humor,
and some style.”
~Maya Angelou

A reservation for a Saugatuck getaway at Wickwood Inn is the perfect way to reset, restore, and rejuvenate. Call or reserve online todayYour body, mind, and spirit will thank you!

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