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“303 steps to a beautiful view of Lake Kalamazoo and downtown Saugatuck” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mount Baldhead Park

Mount Baldhead Park
769 Park St, Saugatuck, MI
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Ranked #6 of 28 things to do in Saugatuck
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Trenton, M
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“303 steps to a beautiful view of Lake Kalamazoo and downtown Saugatuck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

If your knees and health permit, don't miss this little bit of exercise to a gorgeous view of the bay and downtown Saugatuck. For fun, have the kids read all of the silly notes previous climers have left along the way on the stair rungs. Our favorites: Bazinga!; I think I can, I think I can; You can do it!; Believe; I could be in my hotel watching TV; and half-way there...the kids then ran down the dune to Oval Beach while we drove the car around the mountain to park. During their descent they came across a small herd of deer in the dunes. A very nice way to spend an hour with the family. Free parking at the Mt. Baldhead Museum, right at the base of the stairs. Restrooms as available as well.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, IL
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“nice little climb up the stairs!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

About 300 steps up. Good views of Saugatuck Harbor from there.

If you go down to the beach once you've arrived at the top of Mt Baldhead you will have a seriously good (albeit short) workout coming back up in the sand.

Visited July 2013
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“Huff & puff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We climbed up the stairs on a very hot & humid day but so glad we did....
It's a lovely area with great scenery all around.
I'd you have knee issues, it may be harder coming down. They have wooden seats to rest in between every flight of stairs. We saw 1 man who was in training (we assumed) who climbed up & down on his hands, wow, crazy heavy duty!

Visited July 2013
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“Climb the stairs to the top!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Over 300 steps to the top but worth every step! The views are breath taking! Looking over the town of Saugatuck, and turn around and you can see the wonderful Lake Michigan.

Visited July 2013
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