Top Things To Do This Spring In Saugatuck
“Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”
~ Rainier Maria Rilke
“Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”
~ Doug Larson
What’s so wonderful about Spring in Saugatuck? There is great Spring energy throughout the village. That turns Saugatuck into creative, festive, and fun events … of course! And, we have a list of some of the top things to do in Saugatuck this time of year.
It’s the time of year when everyone smiles a little more broadly, laughs a little more easily, and goes about the day a bit more energetically. There’s anticipation in the air everywhere. Each day something new is revealed. The buds burst on the trees, the crocus and daffodils brighten our landscape, and new ingredients begin arriving in our kitchen.
At Wickwood, we’ve already begun testing some exciting flavor combinations for our Spring Morning Muffins: Carrot Cake, Almond, Blueberry Crunch, Sour Cream Toffee, Pistachio Cream Cheese, Toasted Coconut, and (my favorite, so far …) Cherry Walnut. (GF versions as well!)
Eat delicious muffins and plan your day. There’s so much to do during a Spring getaway to Wickwood Inn in Saugatuck. To help you sort through all that’s happening, we’ve put together a list of a few of our favorites.
Visit the SCA | Whether it’s music from The Wailin’ Jennys or Live From Laurel Canyon on the mainstage; Little Stones or Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin in the Real to Reel film series; or, the Exhibition and Lecture Series focused on the beauty and fragility of the Great Lakes … there’s always something intriguing happening at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts.
- Get inspired by the local Art Scene | After Winter, our more than 30 galleries and studios are filled with new works. Experience the vibrancy, explore what’s fresh, and find out whose work you really love. You won’t want to miss Water Street, LaFontsee, J. Petter Galleries, PeachBelt Studio, James Brandess, and Jeff Blandford.
- Take a Tasting Tour | We love the explosion of craft beverages being handcrafted all around us. There are more than 20 venues nearby where you can try the newest beer, wine, or cider. Ask questions. Learn more about the flavors you love. Take home bottles of the best. Be sure and try Virtue Cider, Fenn Valley Winery, Saugatuck Brewing Company, CopperCraft Distillery, and J. Petter Wine Bar. Want to learn more? Visit our recent blog.
- Explore Spring Flavors | Restaurants all over town begin featuring the freshest local ingredients: Asparagus, Fiddlehead Ferns, Ramps, and Morels … every dish carefully crafted to showcase what’s new on the plate. Don’t miss what’s being served at Southerner, Grow, and Butch’s Dry Dock.
- Get Outdoors! | A favorite expression for those of here year round is, “There’s no bad weather, there’s only bad gear.” It’s true. The amazing natural beauty of this place is spectacular, no matter the season. But … as the weather warms and the days lengthen, we have even more reason to get outside and play. Take a hike and watch for birds at the Saugatuck Dunes State Park; stroll along Oval Beach to the channel and wind your way back through the dunes of Saugatuck Harbor Natural area; climb the stairs at Mt. Baldhead and delight in the breathtaking views; pack a picnic and lose track of time along the Lakeshore.
It’s easy to catch Spring Fever … reserve your guest room or suite at Wickwood Inn today and explore all that’s happening this Spring in Saugatuck.