MI Travels | Sawyer - Warren Dunes

MI Travels | Sawyer - Warren Dunes

About Sawyer Michigan 

  • Located in Southwest Michigan only 12 miles north of the Indiana border Sawyer, Michigan is a hidden beach town gem. A small town surrounded with family fun activities, wineries and breweries make Sawyer a must visit. 

  • Whether you are looking to relax by the lakeshore, sip wine secluded deep in a vineyard, or hike one of Michigan's best sand dunes there is always more to explore here.
  • Sawyer is home to Warren Dunes State Park, which has miles of white sand beaches that are perfect for adrenaline junkies looking to windsurf, kayak/paddle boarding and those who prefer to stay on the shore and watch the sunset.

Things To Do:

  1. Hike to the top of the sand dunes
  2. Beach day
  3. Rent a kayak or paddle board
  4. Visit downtown
  5. Golf
  6. Visit the wineries      
  7. Watch the sunset

Where To Stay


In a town that is known for its outdoor adventures, camping is perhaps the best option for accommodations. With many RV and tent campsites available however you like to camp you will be able to find the perfect site. If you are looking to stay close to the big lake, Warren Dunes State Park Campground is where you need to be. Only steps away from the various trailheads that lead you to the beach make this a perfect spot to stay.


Options for hotel accommodations are limited in Sawyer, but if you are willing to commute from nearby towns your options grow to nearly every major hotel chain including a casino resort. If you are looking to explore Sawyer and the surrounding area this is probably not the best option for accommodations.


While the quantity of rentals isn’t as high as many other beach towns in Michigan, there are quality listings. If you book early enough there are options to stay right on or near Lake Michigan, which who doesn’t love. Additionally there are many budget friendly options only minutes from the big lake.

Food and Drink

Greenbush brewery

Good food, live music, and beer… What more do you want? Get there early as this spot isn’t a secret and can get busy.

Lazy Ballerina Winery

This is a fantastic tasting room with magnificent wine and you will take home a souvenir glass.


Haymarket Brewing

Simply a fantastic atmosphere both indoors and outdoors. Large outdoor seating with live music and various yard games make this a must.

Tapistry Brewing Company

The endless beer on tap and great food make this brewery a fantastic stop for you or your family, but it’s location right on the main street seals the deal.