I'm sure Saugatuck is beautiful in the summer too, but Dan and I agreed that we would always go in the fall. First, the crowds were nonexistent so there was no waiting for restaurants, we had room to stretch out on the beach and it just felt that much more relaxing in general. But, secondly, fall is apple-picking time! We passed countless orchards on our drive and spent time at two. The babies loved picking their own apples... enough to keep us stocked for days.