Allegan County

City of Allegan’s award-winning riverfront

Allegan County is a natural wonderland bordered on the west by a Lake Michigan coastline that’s renowned for its recreational amenities. Its interior is dotted with small communities surrounded by woodlands and natural forests. Here, you’ll find friendly communities that offer affordable housing, great schools, jobs and a low cost of living. Close by are the larger metropolitan areas of Holland to the north, Grand Rapids to the northeast and Kalamazoo to the south—each just a short drive on well-maintained freeways. These give Allegan County residents the convenience of nearby shopping, employment, entertainment venues and access to a host of colleges and universities.

Among Allegan County’s many scenic wonders is the Allegan State Game Area—known to locals as the Allegan forest—with nearly 50,000 acres of pristine, untouched and forever-protected nature. It assures residents of year-round access to fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, horseback riding and bird watching. Lake Michigan’s sandy shoreline contains beaches, marinas and leisure communities plus orchards and vineyards with award-winning wines.

Bittersweet Ski Resort Star of Saugatuck paddlewheeler