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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Address: Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Grand Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Lighthouses, Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Piers & boardwalks, Sights & Landmarks

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Coopersville, Michigan
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Whether you're enjoying a stay in the beautiful city of Grand Haven Michigan or just driving through, it is definitely worth taking time to go out to Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park, Michigan's busiest. And it's no wonder...the incredible beach, boardwalk and waterfront are a sun, fun and sight lovers' special. The location and varied attractions are second... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
17 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It was a bit of a nightmare getting there as the wind from Lake MI had caused a bit of a snow storm, just me and a family, it was worth a three hour drive. it was stunning in the snow and ice. Be careful with your footing - great if you love to take photos

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a beautiful lighthouse and pier regardless of the season, but it is just for viewing during the winter months. Lake Michigan splashes up against the pier during the winter and the result is a snow and ice encrusted pier which becomes treacherous. Look at the pier from a distance during the cold weather months and then return during... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This lighthouse is packed in the summer time and frequently you cannot get into the parking lot. But at 3 degrees and wind chills below zero, you can get into the parking lot, take the cold and windy walk out to this beautiful lighthouse. The red against the snow make for lovely pictures! Town is just up the bend and... More 

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited the lighthouse covered in ice. The ice had a beautiful wind blown effect that was just amazing.The beaches were covered in ice formations that were just beyond words. A must visit in winter time.

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grand haven, mi
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Great place to watch the sunset, and a nice walk down the "boardwalk" from downtown. A few places along the way to get ice-cream, and several bar's restaurants at the in town end of the walk

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129 reviews 129 reviews
14 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Normally a summer resort town, Grand Haven lighthouse and pier is something magical in the middle of winter. The waves freeze on the beach, and the results are something that has to be seen to be believed. Hundreds of yards of ice covered with snow. Words cannot do justice. Just watch your step, it is very un-even under foot, and... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very nice beach and beachfront. Anyone who comes to SW Michigan should check out Grand Haven's waterfront.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

this is another lighthouse that can be admired from afar. no entry. however if one should be fortunate enough to be in the area when a storm or high winds get the wave action going, what a sight. it is impressive watching the waves going over the pier, and with the freezing waters the ice formations are also quite impressive.... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

It's always nice to step out and touch a light house. The area is not a great spot for young children that are not holding an adult hand...it could be very dangerous. Also, the ground is very uneven, so a wheelchair or walker would not really be an option.

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