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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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Always a beautiful sight to see

Every summer we vacation in Grand Haven. Walking out to the light house and pier never gets old. It's so fun to see all the people out there. This year there were people that had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice after dinner walk out to the lighthouse. A little precarious as there is no railings. In high wind/seas, it would not be safe for the young or weak.

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Midland, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went during the dog days of summer. Hot and humid. Very crowded. Lots of people on bikes, and dogs all on the path to lighthouse. Coast guard festival this weekend. The path is in badly in need of repair. Be careful.

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Elkader ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Every summer we vacation in Grand Haven. Walking out to the light house and pier never gets old. It's so fun to see all the people out there. This year there were people that had hammocks tied up and they were relaxing next to the water crashing up. The best place to see the sunset is here. A must see.

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful and historical piers that you will ever see! Closing soon for much needed renovations. Just respect Mother Nature and the force of Lake Michigan. Stay off of the pier in wavy conditions.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The catwalk is a unique feature of the pier. Before automation the lighthouse keeper used the upper walkway (catwalk) to access the lighthouse in stormy weather. It is elevated, thus making it safer to walk the pier and avoid getting washed away in the storm waves. NOTE - As of JULY 2016, the catwalk is being temporarily removed for reconstruction... More 

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Fenton, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful place, but obviously old and in need of the repairs that are coming within the next year. To me, the age is part of the charm, but there are places that really aren't safe for children or older people to walk on the pier.

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Harrison Township, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time in Grand Haven and we decided to check out the town and walk the boardwalk. Checked out the pier and the beach. Both are beautiful in their own way. Walk to the pier is long but you can see for miles along the whole boardwalk to the pier. The beach is clean, well maintained and packed. Kids and... More 

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Thank Christina S
Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great family activity! Pleasant walk with the kids. Pet friendly. Many fish off the pier. Awesome weather!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is nothing better than walking out on the pier, watching the boats and fishers! Sunset from the end of the pier is gorgeous! Coastguard Festival is the best!

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Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time in Grand Haven and we decided to check out the town and walk the boardwalk, checking out the pier and the beach. My husband thought we were in South Haven when we got there, it is very similar, except I do think the walk to the beach from town is longer. I was surprised to see half of... More 

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