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Sawyer is the northernmost of the communities that makes up what is known as "Harbor Country," located in the southwest corner of the state along the Lake Michigan shoreline. This peaceful town is home to Warren Dunes, which is one of the largest state parks in Michigan. It offers 1,952 beautiful acres of sand dunes, beaches and campgrounds. The rugged dunes rise 260 feet above the lake and offer incredible views and are great for hang gliding. There are six miles of hiking trails and three miles of shoreline inside Warren Dunes State Park, along with picnic areas with grills, fire pits and tables. A beach house provides a changing area for swimmers and a concession store offers drinks, snacks, clothing and souvenirs. Cross country skiing is available in the park in the wintertime. A large travel center is located just off Interstate 94 in Sawyer with fuel, food and other information for visitors. Other attractions in Sawyer include Deer Forest, the Curious Kids Museum and Captain Mikes Fun Park. Harbor Country is anchored by two major public beaches - Warren Dunes to the north and in New Buffalo in the southern end. They are consistently rated among the top beaches on Lake Michigan, and provide many points of interest in between. The other major towns of Harbor Country include Lakeside, Michiana, Grand Beach, New Buffalo, Three Oaks, Union Pier and Harbert.

Surrounding areas: Harbert, Michigan (2.2 mi), Bridgman, Michigan (4.3 mi), Lakeside, Michigan (5.0 mi), Three Oaks, Michigan (6.1 mi), Union Pier, Michigan (6.7 mi), New Buffalo, Michigan (10.4 mi), Grand Beach, Michigan (13.2 mi)

Sawyer Vacation Rentals

Sawyer Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Super 8 Sawyer12850 Super DrSawyer, MI (800) 800-8000
Candelwood Suites2567 Marquettewood RdStevensville, MI9.6 mi.(269) 428-4400
Comfort Inn New Buffalo11539 O'brien CtNew Buffalo, MI10.2 mi.(269) 469-4440
Edgewood Motel18716 Ln Porte RdNew Buffalo, MI10.2 mi.(269) 469-3345
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites New Buffalo11500 Holiday DrNew Buffalo, MI10.2 mi.(269) 469-1400
Harbor Grand Hotel111 W Water StNew Buffalo, MI10.4 mi.(269) 469-7700
Hampton Inn5050 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI10.4 mi.(269) 429-2700
Baymont Inn & Suites2601 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI10.8 mi.(269) 428-9111
Comfort Suites2633 W Marquette Woods RdStevensville, MI10.8 mi.(269) 428-4888
Park Inn Stevensville4290 Red Arrow HwyStevensville, MI11.4 mi.(800) 670-7275
Snow Flake Inn Inc3822 Red Arrow HwyST Joseph, MI11.9 mi.(269) 429-3261
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites3019 Lakeshore DrST Joseph, MI14.3 mi.(269) 982-0004
Econo Lodge2723 Niles AveST Joseph, MI14.9 mi.(269) 983-6321
Howard Johnson798 Ferguson DrBenton Harbor, MI15.0 mi.(269) 927-1172
Comfort Inn - Benton Harbor1598 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI15.9 mi.(269) 925-1880
Courtyard By Marriott1592 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI15.9 mi.(269) 925-3000
Red Roof Inn1630 Mall DrBenton Harbor, MI15.9 mi.(269) 927-2484
Comfort Suites1825 Meadowbrook RdBenton Harbor, MI16.2 mi.(269) 925-8800
Holiday Inn Express2276 Pipestone RdBenton Harbor, MI16.2 mi.(269) 927-4599
Super 8 South Bend4124 Ameritech DrSouth Bend, IN16.7 mi.(574) 233-3800
Motel 6 - Benton Harbor2063 PipestoneBenton Harbor, MI16.7 mi.(269) 925-5100
Super 8 Motel Benton Harbor1950 E Napier AveBenton Harbor, MI16.9 mi.(269) 926-1371
Days Inn - Benton Harbor2699 MichiganBenton Harbor, MI17.3 mi.(269) 925-7021
Benton Harbor Super 8 Motel1950 E Hapier AveBenton Harbor, MI17.4 mi.(269) 926-1371
Holiday Inn Express1265 S 11TH StNiles, MI18.2 mi.(269) 684-3900
Arbor Hill Inn263 W Johnson RdLa Porte, IN18.9 mi.(219) 362-9200
Moonglo Motel1408 E LincolnwayLaporte, IN18.9 mi.(219) 362-3217
Quality Inn & Suites4124 Lincoln Way WSouth Bend, IN19.7 mi.(574) 288-3800
Sleep Inn4134 Lincolnway WSouth Bend, IN19.7 mi.(574) 232-3200
Creekwood InnRt 30-35 At I-94Michigan City, IN20.0 mi.(219) 872-8357
Golden Sands Motel4411 US 12 EMichigan City, IN20.0 mi.(219) 874-6253
Knights Inn Motel BLDG 30201 W KieffersMichigan City, IN20.0 mi.(219) 874-9500
Norbert Motel45 N SR 421Michigan City, IN20.0 mi.(219) 872-0993
Cassidy Motel3845 N State Rd 39Laporte, IN20.2 mi.(219) 362-6536
Holiday Inn Express-Laporte100 E Shore CTLaporte, IN20.2 mi.(219) 326-7900
Mayflower Motel2652 W SR 2Laporte, IN20.2 mi.(219) 362-2092
Econo Lodge Motel3233 Lincolnway WSouth Bend, IN20.3 mi.(574) 232-9019
Hampton Inn Of Laporte1777 W Hi-Point DrLa Porte, IN20.4 mi.(219) 362-6100
Ramada Inn444 Pne LK AveLa Porte, IN20.4 mi.(219) 362-4585
Super 8 Motel438 Pinelake AveLa Porte, IN20.4 mi.(219) 325-3808

Sawyer Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan enjoys four distinct seasons and there is a saying that goes, "if you don't like the weather, wait a day and it will change." This is because both the warm, humid air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico, and cold, dry air from the Arctic influence the climate. Located near the shores of Lake Michigan, the climate is also influenced by the lake effect, which helps keep temperatures mild during the summer and increases the moisture content in the air throughout the year. In the winter, this moisture condenses as snow as it reaches the land, creating heavy snowfalls in some areas, known as "snow squalls" on the downwind shores of the lakes. Showers and thunderstorms are common in the spring and summer, and fall is often the sunniest time of the year in Michigan.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 30°F 17°F 2.34 in. -
February 33°F 18°F 1.97 in. -
March 42°F 24°F 2.76 in. -
April 55°F 34°F 3.53 in. -
May 67°F 43°F 3.98 in. -
June 76°F 52°F 3.90 in. -
July 80°F 58°F 3.45 in. -
August 78°F 57°F 3.84 in. -
September 71°F 51°F 3.92 in. -
October 59°F 41°F 3.46 in. -
November 46°F 32°F 3.45 in. -
December 34°F 22°F 3.19 in. -

Sawyer Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located about 18 miles southeast of Sawyer in South Bend, Indiana, the Porter County Municipal airport (VPZ) located approximately 36 miles southwest of Sawyer in Valparaiso, Indiana, the Gary Chicago International airport (GYY) located roughly 46 miles west of Sawyer in Gary, Indiana, the Chicago Ohare International airport (ORD) located around 67 miles west of Sawyer in Chicago, Illinois, and finally the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located about 74 miles east of Sawyer in Battle Creek, Michigan.

Sawyer Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI25.3 mi.
Sauzer's KiddielandScherervilleIN52.8 mi.
House of KicksChicagoIL54.6 mi.
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN60.1 mi.
Haunted TrailsBurbankIL62.2 mi.
JeepersHarwood HeightsIL62.9 mi.
KiddielandMelrose ParkIL65.2 mi.
DinorexAddisonIL72.0 mi.
Safari LandVilla ParkIL72.0 mi.
DinorexArlington HeightsIL72.8 mi.
Enchanted CastleLombardIL73.0 mi.
Six Flags Great AmericaGurneeIL75.2 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN79.3 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN83.8 mi.
Santa's VillageDundeeIL88.8 mi.
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI78.3 mi.
Racing Rapids Action ParkEast DundeeIL87.6 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI88.1 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI94.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Pebblewood Country ClubBridgmanMI4.3 mi.
Whittaker Woods Golf CourseNew BuffaloMI10.4 mi.
Grand Beach Golf CourseGrand BeachMI13.0 mi.
Birch Tree Golf CourseNew CarlisleIN13.6 mi.
Oak Tree Golf CoursePlainfieldIN14.2 mi.
Valley Hills Golf CourseRolling PrairieIN14.9 mi.
Oaks Golf ClubSaint JosephMI15.9 mi.
Indian Lake Hills Golf CourseEau ClaireMI16.7 mi.
Pipestone Creek Golf CourseEau ClaireMI16.7 mi.
Blossom TrailsBenton HarborMI17.1 mi.
Lake Michigan Hills Golf ClubBenton HarborMI17.1 mi.
Plym Park Municipal Golf CourseNilesMI18.0 mi.
Hanging Tree Golf ClubWestfieldIN18.4 mi.
Michigan City Municipal Golf CourseMichigan CityIN20.1 mi.
Blackthorn Golf ClubSouth BendIN22.5 mi.
Elbel Golf CourseSouth BendIN22.5 mi.
Erskine Golf CourseSouth BendIN22.5 mi.
Robin Hood Golf ClubSouth BendIN22.5 mi.
Studebaker Municipal Golf CourseSouth BendIN22.5 mi.
Hamlet Golf CourseHamletIN23.9 mi.
Dowagiac Elks Country ClubDowagiacMI26.0 mi.
Hampshire Country ClubDowagiacMI26.0 mi.
Spruce RidgeDowagiacMI26.0 mi.
Juday Creek Golf ClubGrangerIN26.4 mi.
New Paw Paw Lake Golf ClubWatervlietMI26.5 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI26.8 mi.
EberhartPetro Municipal Golf CourseMishawakaIN27.5 mi.
Diamond Lake Golf CourseCassopolisMI29.9 mi.
Park Shore Golf ClubCassopolisMI29.9 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseWalkertonIN29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI40.6 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI49.0 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI98.9 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI100.2 mi.
Riverview HighlandsRiverviewMI118.0 mi.
State Parks
Warren Dunes State ParkMI1.7 mi. 
Warren Woods State ParkMI4.1 mi. 
Potato Creek State ParkIN26.5 mi. 
Indiana Dunes State ParkIN27.5 mi. 
Van Buren State ParkMI34.8 mi. 
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI13.6 mi.(History)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN20.2 mi.(Technology)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN22.4 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN22.4 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN22.4 mi.(Art)
Brauer Museum of ArtValparaisoIN37.5 mi.(Art)
PullmanChicagoIL54.6 mi.(History)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL54.6 mi.(History)
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian CultureChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museum of Online MuseumsChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Peace MuseumChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Spertus MuseumChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Ukrainian Institute of Modern ArtChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy MuseumChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Science)
Chicago Academy of Sciences Nature MuseumChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Science)
Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Science)
Museum of Science and IndustryChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Science)
Illinois Railway MuseumChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Technology)
Museum of Broadcast CommunicationsChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Technology)
Art Institute of ChicagoChicagoIL54.6 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN22.4 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL54.6 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL54.6 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL65.1 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI78.3 mi.
Racine Zoological GardensRacineWI84.2 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN91.8 mi.
Milwaukee County Zoological GardensMilwaukeeWI104.2 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI119.3 mi.

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