Take a deep breath and relax -- you’re in Sawyer. A visit to Sawyer, an area rich with vineyards, dunelands and beaches, is the equivalent of a mental exhale.
Originally built as a solace from the daily grind, the area has a vibe that has stayed true to its origin. In the mid-1800s, Silas Sawyer left his courtroom roots behind to replant them in the area we know today as Sawyer. The town grew as an agricultural center and eventually established an open-air market. Today, fruit stands continue to grace the area.
As Harbor Country’s most northern community, Sawyer is the site of Warren Dunes State Park, one of the largest state parks in Michigan. Warren Dunes is comprised of hundreds of acres of dune lands, campgrounds and beaches. Sawyer’s vibrant downtown is filled with antique shops, restaurants, a local craft brewery and more.
Real estate in Sawyer ranges from low-maintenance cottages, to retreats in wooded enclaves, to awe-inspiring Lake Michigan lakefront estates.
River Valley School District serves the Sawyer area and offers K-12 education, including one combined middle/high school.
Ride sharing services serve the greater Harbor Country area, while Amtrak provides transportation from Chicago to nearby New Buffalo.