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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 spot to view Lake Michigan. We were there at dusk and it was a lovely view of the beach, boats coming and going, and the lake. Quick to see, so stop if you are in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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115 reviews 115 reviews
36 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Great spot to view Lake Michigan. We were there at dusk and it was a lovely view of the beach, boats coming and going, and the lake. Quick to see, so stop if you are in the area.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a nice place to get a unique view of Lake Michigan and the lakeshore. It is a Grand Haven must do. Beautiful at night but it is not open all night. If you are up for it watch the Musical Fountain and then take the boardwalk to the pier for about a mile. It is always windy and... More 

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

if you want to get some great exercise visit the Boardwalk , walk out to the lighthouse. Feel the fresh air, watch the fishing boats or sit or stand at the end and watch the boats, go in & out of the channel. Once in awhile you can even watch a huge ship come in, either a cement or coal... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

great place. Nice beach. Had an excellent time with the family. Good restaurants. Nice vacation summer spot. I strongly recommend this place especially during summer time

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Beautiful, but the day I visited it was cold and windy, but worth the visit. There was no one in the booth and there is a fee to park in the State Park. Couldn't find a pay box, so I hiked the extra distance from Grand Haven City Beach. That was okay since the sun was shining and I got... More 

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a nice beach and beautiful walk down to the lighthouse. There are campsites that have beachfront sand at your doorstep. I wish my parents had taken us here to camp! I'm sure it is a lot of fun to camp on the beach with the lighthouse and catwalk within view.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I love this walk. You are out in the fresh air, the views are usually breathtaking (especially for sunset). You can meet locals and visitors. And there's no cost! The red lighthouse and the catwalk are so photogenic. Soak up the sights

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Hesperia, Michigan, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Whats to dislike? It's beautiful, a great walk, and always changing with the seasons. Worth seeing anytime of year.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I am a not a fan of crowded beaches, so went there during the winter storm on Thanksgiving. The lake is stunning. It's scary to be there on the icy pier, but it worth it. One of the best experiences during the trip.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Very nice lighthouse, right by the state park...vending machines and restrooms, plenty of parking, great beach...highly recommend this place

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