Saugatuck Chain Ferry
Saugatuck Chain Ferry Review
Originally used to transport horses across the Kalamazoo River, this fringy little ferry is now a top tourist attraction. Built in 1857, it's the only hand-cranked chain ferry left in the country. It takes about 200 cranks and about five minutes for the U.S. Coast Guard-inspected vessel to float the 100 yards across the river.
- Address: Water St. and Mary St., Saugatuck, 49453
- Phone: 269/857-4261
- Cost: $1; children under 2 free
- Hours: Open Memorial Day-mid-June Fri. 12-9, Sat. 9-9, Sun. 9-6; mid-June-Labor Day daily 9-9 (closes earlier in August depending on sunset)
- Location: Saugatuck