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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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Great views and a great walk

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
amgrahek
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Nunica, Michigan
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Nunica, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

I am interested in visiting Lighthouses so one of the spots we wanted to visit when we were in Grand Haven was the Grand Haven Lighthouse. Even though it was under construction and couldn't go out to the lighthouse, it was still a place to visit. We saw it at night and during the day. Enjoy seeing the Lighthouse.

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Thank cwillini
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We saw the pier from behind the fencing but it was still worth it. The walk along the river walk is worth it too and the warm temperatures for an October arrival made it just right.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The lighthouse is visible from the shore and up to the construction point. Was disappointed we couldn't walk the catwalk, but I can wait for a great catwalk when it is donen

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Lighthouse was closed off for construction,so we couldn't walk up to it. But the kids still had fun playing on the beach.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went again this past weekend to Grand Haven to have dinner, but watched the boardwalk to the pier to watch the sunset. Even in October, the Grand Haven pier is one of my wife and I's favorite things to see. It's easily the most beautiful view of Lake Michigan in the state. Always make time to walk along the pier... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Next year it will have a nice even surface on which to walk. Then the refurbished catwalk will be reinstalled.

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Thank 2ndAmendment1776
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Grand Haven is a magical town in itself.. You know it the second you come up the hill leading to the beach.. Its as if time has stood still for the last 50 or so years.. People actually still care how there town looks and the people are so friendly. They know they have a tourist town and they take... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

The huge beach was all but deserted on a Friday morning in September. Lots of sand volleyball courts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We visited several lighthouses along the western shore of Michigan, from Holland to St Joe. Each has its own uniqueness, as it was designed for the coast it was warning ships to avoid. Be sure and ask the locals for directions to find the harbors in Holland, Saugatuck and St Joe if it doesn't come up with GPS or IPhone.... More 

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