The Greater Holland/Saugatuck area has gotten another National "Ataboy"! Last year the region was named one of the happiest places in the USA, and now Saugatuck has been named as a "Great American Beach Town!"

Yahoo Travel says "Beachgoers can cross the bridge or, more fun, board a 1913 hand-cranked ferry that chugs from Saugatuck across the Kalamazoo. The quick and quaint ride costs just $1 and rewards passengers with the unspoiled stretch of Oval Beach, which frequently finds itself listed as one of the world's best—despite being miles from any ocean.

For an even less populated place to stake your umbrella, there's the nearby Saugatuck Dunes State Park, with two miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, 200-foot-tall dunes, and 1,000 acres of hiking terrain. "Dune schooners" (think stretch ATVs) rumble through here from 10 am to 7:30 pm most summer days."

For the full story go here: "Great American Beach Towns" Way to go Saugatuck!