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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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Best light house in SW Michigan

This was by far the best lighthouse we saw. Daytime is great but evening when it has all lights on is amazing. We ventured the entire length when waves were calm but we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was by far the best lighthouse we saw. Daytime is great but evening when it has all lights on is amazing. We ventured the entire length when waves were calm but we were careful and respectful of Lake Michigan when waves were crashing over. The lit Boardwalk is wonderful and safe for enjoying the day or evening.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

First time being at this pier. The beautiful views...loved it. Of course like anything else, its showing its wear and tear being by the water. The Lighthouse was closed but we could still climb the stairs a bit and get a nice view. Everyone was friendly and willing to take pics if you were going as a couple or family.... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful beach with clean and convenient restrooms! The lighthouse and Pier were an added attraction to take a nice leisurely walk and take in the beautiful views!!

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Forsyth, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is a long pier into Lake Michigan. We went up to the long part but stopped because of the wind & waves (had young children with us). An interesting structure built to assist with marine navigation.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It was a relaxing walk on the boardwalk to the pier and lighthouse while watching the sunset. Awesome view !

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We walked the pier twice during our trip you meet people and the view is stunning! We enjoyed the beach and brought lawn chairs to sit and enjoy the view and watch the boats travel by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Take an evening stroll to watch sunset. You can fish for salmon or steelhead when they are running. Bring long handled net. Adjacent to State Park.

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Took the long walk down the boardwalk along the river out on to the pier. Great walk, tons of boats to watch go by including a great lakes freighter that was pulling into the river. Really cool to see a ship that close outside of the Soo Locks. Few areas are a little tore up, needs some repairs. But all... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Cute lighthouse with an easily accessible pier for fishing or sightseeing. Amazing view of Lake Michigan and the beach.

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Dexter, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

a pretty walk out into the waters of Lake Michigan. It's nice when the sun shines and its calm; its awesome as a storm comes in the lake becomes angry. An interesting stroll.

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