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Douglas

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Gift & Specialty Shops · Art Galleries · Kayaking & Canoeing
Douglas is a city in Allegan County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,232 at the 2010 census. The city is surrounded by Saugatuck Township and the city of Saugatuck is adjacent on the north.On December 13, 2004, residents voted to adopt a charter changing the status of the village into a city form of government. Under Michigan law, cities are independent entities whereas villages are part of the township. The official name is City of the Village of Douglas.NeighourhoodsBeachmont is located on Lakeshore Drive along Lake Michigan.Summer Grove is on Wiley Road half of a mile from Lake Michigan.HistoryDouglas, originally known as Dudleyville, was first settled in 1851 as a lumber mill town. In 1861, residents changed the name to Douglas. Reportedly the name was chosen to honor the American statesman Stephen A. Douglas, but other reports indicate that a relative of the original owner of the land also suggested the name because he came from Douglas, the capital of the Isle of Man. Douglas was incorporated as a village in 1870.Area sawmills provided much of the lumber used to rebuild Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. After most of the harvestable trees in the area were cleared by the lumber industry, the area became a center for growing and shipping fruit, especially peaches. Tourism and resorts also became an important part of the area economy.
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Popular things to do in Douglas

Water Street Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Water Street Gallery
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Duration: 2 hours
J. Petter Galleries ©
Art Gallery
J. Petter Galleries
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Duration: 2 hours
Blue Star Antique Pavilion ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Blue Star Antique Pavilion
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
Douglas Beach Park
Beach
Douglas Beach Park
2.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Douglas

Oval Beach ©
Beach
Oval Beach Saugatuck
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Duration: 2 hours
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South Haven Lighthouses South Haven
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Duration: 2 hours
Silver Beach Carousel ©
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Silver Beach Carousel Saint Joseph
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Silver Beach County Park ©
Beach
Silver Beach County Park Saint Joseph
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Duration: 2 hours

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