Things to Do
Farms & Agriculture
Crane Orchards U-Pick, Corn Maze, and Hay Rides
Brower Cottage has views of Crane Orchards as they are just across the street. U-pick your own sweet cherries at the end of June, peaches at the end of July, apples in September and October. Take the whole family to the 15 acre corn maze, or if you're looking for a scare, go through the haunted corn maze. Take the kids for a ride on the Cow Train or enjoy the farm, orchards, and woods on a hay ride.
A stay at Brower Cottage is not complete without a fresh baked pie from Crane's Pie Pantry. Our favorites are apple, blueberry, and peach. We also highly recommend picking up some homemade blueberry or raspberry preserves. Their homemade white bread sliced thick is perfect for French toast!
Take a short drive to the other side of Hutchins Lake for wine tasting, vineyard tours, cellar tours, performing arts in the vineyard, and special event dinners.
Krupka's Blueberry Farm
Krupka's has the most delicious u-pick blueberries Michigan has to offer in mid to late July. Stroll through the blueberry fields and pick your own or just pick up a bag. There's nothing like blueberry pancakes made with fresh blueberries from Krupka's! Krupka's is located at 2647 68th St, Fennville, MI, (269) 857-4278.
An organic orchard with 4 varieties of apples and a Grade A dairy that features cheese made from the milk of their Lamancha goat herd.
U-pick strawberries in June are absolutely to die for! They are the most delicious and beautiful strawberries you have ever seen. When you take a close look at them, you can see tiny gold flecks which make them take on a deep candy apple red color. Simple pleasures are the best!
Restaurants & Bars
Led by Chef Matthew Pietsch (protégé of ‘Iron Chef’ Michael Symon), Salt of the Earth gives careful attention to ingredient selection and preparation techniques. Their friendly, knowledgeable staff proudly serves a seasonal menu of house-made entrées, shared plates, wood-fired oven pizzas, pastas, sandwiches and creative desserts. The bar is stocked with spirits and an impressive selection of worldwide wines and craft beers. You can enjoy all of this in the comfort of their warm, attractive décor.
A traditional Irish pub with great beer, wine, & food. 12 unique beers brewed on site.
Casual dining with great food and atmosphere.
Great food and atmosphere with a neighborhood bar feel.
Saugatuck Dune Rides
Strap into bench seats aboard a dune buggy with giant tires and roar along sandy paths.
Spend an afternoon taking in the sun on this beautiful Lake Michigan beach rated among the 25 best shorelines in the world by Conde Nast’s Traveler. Pure Michigan says, "Discover it best by riding across the Kalamazoo River on a hand-pulled chain ferry from the town of Saugatuck, climbing 282 steps to Mount Baldhead, and descending onto the grassy coastal sands."
Create and express yourself with ceramics to paint, a potter's wheel, glass fusing, mosaics, wood crafts to paint, jewelry to assemble, glassware to paint, and more.
Take the family horseback riding through the woods year round at the Wild West Ranch in Allegan. The ranch is about a half hour drive from Brower Cottage.
Spend an afternoon strolling around Saugatuck and Douglas shopping at the boutiques and art galleries. A directory of the shops can be found on the Saugatuck/Douglas web site.