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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks
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Cincinnati
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82 reviews 82 reviews
18 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The pier is iconic...and narrow. Watch it on a rough day. Lake Michigan riptides can be dangerous. You can walk all teh way out ot eh small house but the waves splash really high out there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

People have been walking the lighthouse connector for generations. It is a relaxing walk and most impressive as you approach the lighthouse with the lake surrounding you on both sides. I like to walk out there in rough weather when the waves are pounding on the surrounding rocks. It must be avoided, however, in serious weather conditions. Although the view... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

On a lovely if breezy fall day, we watched the fishermen and walkers along the pier and lighthouse. Fishermen trolled in their boats at the mouth of the river and down the channel in search of salmon gathering for their spawning run up river. We watched a fisherman catch a 36" king salmon that left our mouths watering.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We visited Grand Haven on a Sunday in August 2014. It was fairly crowded, but manageable. We walked all the way from the Yacht Club to the lighthouse. Along the way, we enjoyed the Pere Marquette No. 1223 landmark, watching the charter boat staff filet their catches of the day, the transportation museum, lovely shops downtown...excellent Gelato at Santo Stefano... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I'm from the west coast so we really dont have lighthouses on that side of the country.Thats probably why I've always loved Lighthouses and Grand Haven's Lighthouse is one of the favorites...its really beautiful to watch it around sunset when you can see the light flashing.

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a nice addition to the already beautiful scenery of the Grand Haven beaches. It adds a little bit of nostalgia :) Fun to take photos by, but would not recommend jumping off of pier or going out there on a windy day. :)

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Walked along the beach and went out to see the lighthouse. Nice to see so many people walk hand in hand, on bikes, fishing and all around having fun. Worth the walk..

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great view of lake. Wonderful spot for watching sunsets and the boats on the lake. Fun to walk to end of pier. Great for couples, families and fishermen.

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Fishers, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We took some really nice pictures of our kids while we were walking on the pier. A Coast Guard boat passed by and waved to the kids. They really enjoyed that. The weather was beautiful. This location has many stories to tell.

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Chicago, Illinois
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been walking the Grand Haven Pier for 31 years straight and always look forward to doing it again! It never fails to give us a unique experience every time we do it! A must do in Grand Haven!

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