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Attractions in: Allegan County, Michigan

Location: Allegan County is located in the south west part of Lower Michigan. It is approximately 827 square miles with 25 miles of coast line along Lake Michigan.
Average Snowfall: 60 - 90 inches
Fall Color Season: Middle October

Michigan Attractions

Stroll through charming small towns featuring turn of the century storefronts. Browse galleries and shops for collectibles and antiques. Boat or swim along miles of pristine Lake Michigan shoreline. Navigate the scenic Kalamazoo River for prime sportfishing opportunities. Hike in the scenic Allegan Game Land or drive rural roads to see ghost towns hidden just around the bend.

Water sports


Great Lakes Skydivers, Inc. has been in operation for 40 years providing instruction for novices entering the sport and coaching experienced jumpers. We initially began our operation at a small airport south of Kalamazoo and now we own and operate a private airport used exclusively for skydiving.

Horseback Riding

Silver Creek Park is primarily a horseman’s park and has both day use facilities and a primitive campground. Silver Creek is 320 acres of camping, equestrian trails, and fishing. There are 75 campsites in the park, 65 of which are available for horse camping. Silver Creek also has 450 feet of frontage on Silver Creek, which is a spring fed trout stream. You will also find picnic tables and grills available in the day use area. The most beautiful and unique thing about Silver Creek is that the entire park is primarily wooded, providing for plenty of shade in the hot summer months and some spectacular foliage color in the fall. In keeping with the primitive setting, there are no modern restrooms or running water, but there are hand pumps and vault toilets. Silver Creek Park is open year round and has some spectacular fall and winter camping available.

The Allegan County Fair is the largest county fair in Michigan

The Allegan County Fair has well-known entertainers, 4H Shows, parads, antique shows and more. Visit the Allegan County Fair website for more information.

The Heritage Trail

The Allegan County Heritage Trail is a driving tour that touches virtually all four corners of the county. Along the 122-mile tour route, twenty-eight historical sights have been identified. To purchase a guidebook, click here.

Saugatuck Boat Cruises

Take a relaxing cruise down the Kalamazoo River in a paddleboat. See beautiful Sauguatuck from the water during the day or take in an amazing sunset over Lake Michigan in the evening. Snack bars onboard serve cold pop, water, or if you prefer a beer, glass of wine or mixed drink and chips or candy to snack on. We operate daily from the first Saturday in May through until September 30th, and Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday’s in October. Please see our schedule for departure times

Cities you can visit in Allegan County, Michigan

Allegan (County Seat) , Bradley, Burnips, Casco Township, Cheshire Township, Clyde Township, Dorr Township, Douglas, Fennville, Fillmore Township, Ganges Township, Glenn, Gunplain Township, Hamilton, Heath Township, Holland (part), Hopkins Township, Laketown Township, Lee Township, Leighton Township, Manlius Township, Martin, Moline, Monterey Township, Otsego Township, Overisel Township, Plainwell, Pullman, Salem Township, Saugatuck, Shelbyville, South Haven (part) , Trowbridge Township, Valley Township, Watson Township, Wayland

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