The town of Glenn in Ganges Township, Allegan County is adjacent to several desirable Michigan locations: Douglas, Fennville, Saugatuck, and South Haven. Holland, Michigan is only a few miles away.
The area attracts visitors each year for its art galleries, beaches, food, galleries, parks, and wineries. Although it’s difficult to narrow the Glenn area’s many charms down to merely five, here are some of the top attractions to consider when visiting Glenn.
1. Aspen Glenn Studio
This art gallery located in Glenn is the studio of potter Ellie Dietrich, who hosts a Summer Open Studio from the first day of June until the end of October. Aspen Glenn Studio is also featured as part of the Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour, which takes place each year in October. Dietrich creates stoneware both intended for use as functional pieces and decorative-only pieces. The aspen trees and other aspects of nature that surround the studio influence Dietrich’s art.
2. Cognal Vineyards
Lake Michigan provides an excellent climate for growing wine grapes, as the Murdoch family knows well. Deb and Jack Murdoch turned a piece of farmland that belonged to Jack’s grandfather, Harry Cognal, into Little Man Winery with seven acres of grapes and a tasting room. If you enjoy tasting Michigan wines in an intimate setting, you’ll enjoy this South Haven stop along the Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail.
3. Evergreen Lane Farm and Creamery
Fennville’s Evergreen Lane raises goats and produces goats’ milk cheese on the premises. They also produce cows’ milk cheeses in conjunction with Vandalia, Michigan’s Moo-nique Dairy. Visitors can taste these treats in the tasting room, and in the fall, can also sample apples from the farm’s orchard. Children can pet and play with the friendly goats.
4. Pier Cove Park
Located close to Glenn in Fennville, Pier Cove Park is something of a hidden gem for those who want to spend a day at the beach without a large crowd around them. A shallow stream flowing into Lake Michigan is a favorite spot for children to play in.
5. Saugatuck Harbor
Take a stroll along the boardwalk in Saugatuck Harbor, and you’ll notice plenty of opportunities to play in the parks, stop for a drink, and grab a bite to eat. One unforgettable attraction is the Saugatuck Chain Ferry, which can carry up to 24 passengers at a time from one side of the harbor to another. While visiting Saugatuck, don’t forget to walk up and down Butler Street and stop by some of the many shops and art galleries.
Visitors to Glenn, Michigan at any time of year will find lots of places to eat and drink and things to do for the whole family. Whether you’re interested, the arts, rural life, or shopping, the Glenn area has something for you.