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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

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Address: Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Must do in Grand Haven

Great experience for people watching and enjoying the waves of Lake Michigan. Currently closed for construction.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michelle B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience for people watching and enjoying the waves of Lake Michigan. Currently closed for construction.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great one mile walk on a sunny day. Start at the fishermen parking lot, walk around the horn-house and back to get your mile in. If you want to make it a three to four mile walk, head down the boardwalk to the marina and back. It's all along the waterfront.

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I never get tired of the view. Beautiful anytime of the year. Great place for a walk unless the waves are high! Take lots of pictures when you visit!

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Hilton Head
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jutting out into Lake Michigan it is at the end of Grand Haven's boardwalk. Great place to watch beautiful sunsets!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the Grand Haven pier, whether summer or winter. It's a beautiful thing to see driving by in a fishing boat in the summer, or walking along the beach in the winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by here yesterday. What a lovely view right where the Grand River meets Lake Michigan. There are small dunes and a nice beach. Beautiful, soft yellow sand. It was fun to climb a little dune with snow and ice on it. A first for us all. I imagine this is wonderful in the summer as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

This is a favorite picture spot for us and it is a great walk and break from water. It is hard with small children unless they are in a stroller. We love this place.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

The Grand Haven State Park's pier is a wonderful pier, where the Grand River enters Lake Michigan. The metal "spine" of the pier is currently removed in favor of restoration, but will be replaced in the future. If possible, come during the Coast Guard Festival's fireworks, you will NOT be disappointed (other than the congestion).

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a great attraction that we have gone to for years. The catwalk is down as the pier gets redone. Not sure if there will be monies to put back- without it = it is kind of weird to walk on the pier since that gave you a place to hang on if ever needed- (although never needed as... More 

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Nunica, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you love beaches and lighthouses you will love the GH lighthouse. The historical cat walk makes it so unique. It is connected to the boardwalk that takes you from downtown Grand Haven, along the channel and to the state park where the lighthouse is. Always a nice walk three seasons of the year (spring, summer & fall)

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