Getting to Ox-Bow by Car

From Chicago:

Take I-94 through Indiana and into Michigan just past Benton Harbor. I-94 and 196 split. Take 196/31 north (the sign says To Grand Rapids and Holland). Follow this for 36 miles to the Douglas/Saugatuck exit (Exit 36). Exit a hard right, merging with the Blue Star Highway. Head north to Center Street, where there is a stoplight. Turn west (left) at this stoplight onto Center. At the first cross street, Ferry Street, turn north (right). You will see a golf course on the northwest corner of the intersection. Continue north, passing the road to the city beach (Lincoln). The road you are on (now called Park Street) becomes unpaved before reaching Ox-Bow. You will know you have reached Ox-Bow because the road will end and the entrance to Ox-Bow will begin, i.e. Park Street becomes Ox-Bow's driveway.

From Grand Rapids:

Take 196 west to the Saugatuck /Douglas, Exit 41, turn right off the exit onto the Blue Star Highway. Take the Blue Star Highway (south) to the second stop light and turn right onto Center Street. At the first 4-way stop you reach turn right (north) onto Ferry Street. You will see a golf course on the northwest corner of the intersection. Continue north, passing the road to the city beach (Lincoln). The road you are on (now called Park Street) becomes unpaved before reaching Ox-Bow. You will know you have reached Ox-Bow because the road will end and the entrance to Ox-Bow will begin, i.e. Park Street becomes Ox-Bow's driveway.

From Detroit:

Take I-94 west to Kalamazoo, then get on 131 north to Grand Rapids. Go about 13 miles on 131 then exit at the Otsego exit towards Allegan. This road is M-89, take it west. Just as you get through Allegan, M-89 will split from M-40 as a left turn. Stay on M-89 through Fennville until you reach the Blue Star Highway. Turn right onto the Blue Star. Highway. Follow it for about five miles until you reach the stop light at Center Street and turn left. At the first cross street, Ferry Street, turn north (right). You will see a golf course on the northwest corner of the intersection. Continue north, passing the road to the city beach (Lincoln). The road you are on (now called Park Street) becomes unpaved before reaching Ox-Bow. You will know you have reached Ox-Bow because the road will end and the entrance to Ox-Bow will begin, i.e. Park Street becomes Ox-Bow's driveway.

Getting to Ox-Bow by Bus, Train or Plane

Please call Indian Trails at 800.292.3831 or visit www.indiantrails.com for bus schedules and fares to nearby Holland, Michigan. If you are flying to Ox-Bow, the closest major airport is the Gerald Ford International Airport, in Grand Rapids, located approximately 50 miles from Ox-Bow. Please call Amtrak at 800.USA.RAIL or visit www.amtrak.com for train schedules and fares.

For taxi service from the airport in Grand Rapids and train/bus station in Holland, we recommend the Saugatuck-Douglas car service at 269.543.3355. We also recommend visiting our carpool message boards on Doodle to arrange shared rides and taxis. Email oxbow@saic.edu for more information on carpooling.