Mount Baldhead Park

Mount Baldhead Park, Saugatuck: Address, Mount Baldhead Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Mount Baldhead Park
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bcsystems
Ann Arbor, MI3,627 contributions
A healthy climb up the stairs to a beautiful view of downtown Saugatuck. The parking is free though not many spots. The trail takes you to Oval Beach in about 20-30 minutes. It's a sandy trail to the beach.
Written August 7, 2020
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Joan P
5 contributions
282 stairs are a LOT to climb. We ended up taking the dune side down to Oval Beach and walked the road back to the Chain Ferry. Quite a hike, but a great family adventure.
Written May 31, 2022
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Jennifer W
5 contributions
Family
Definitely a must do activity, but it certainly is exhausting. I walk daily, but this stairclimb tested some leg muscles. The view is nice, but the tree cover does limit what you can see. Glad we did it, but it certainly won't be the path we take to the beach!
Written June 24, 2020
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Florida-Traveler-888
Wilton Manors, FL215 contributions
The area at the base of the stairs actually offers a better view of Saugatuck than the top of the stairs. On a weekday in late summer there were only a few people making the climb. Take caution if you have any issues with heights since it is a straight climb up although there are seating areas to take in the view and catch your breath. Parking is limited but free.
Written September 25, 2020
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Kristian S
Howell, MI59 contributions
The stairs are a workout and we were hoping for a great view of both the river and Lake Michigan. Unfortunately, the overgrowth at the top prevented any view of Lake Mi. View at top is just mediocre. I personally wouldn't climb all those steps again.
Written October 5, 2021
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Lori S
Lawrenceburg, Indiana68 contributions
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I could see this being beautiful in the fall, but we were really disappointed with the view at the end of July. We thought you would be able to see Lake Michigan. There are places to rest along the stairs and we did not travel down the other side to the beach which I'm sure was beautiful! I would love to do this again in the fall hoping for a better view!
Written August 2, 2020
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Chris L
Niles, MI733 contributions
You can get your exercise by climbing the steps to the top, but don't expect to see Lake Michigan when you get to the top. You will see some of the river and parts of Douglas and Saugatuck in the other direction, but in the summer, the trees block out a lot. There are resting benches at landings along the steps and longer benches at the top. You can continue down the other side of this dune to a beach, but we didn't.

To be honest the area next to the river at the bottom is more inviting in terms of scenery with some picnic tables available. The museum was closed due to COVID so we could not visit that.

Parking is tight, but adequate. Rest rooms at bottom are also adequate. It is an OK attraction, but don't make a special trip just to see Mt. Baldhead.
Written August 13, 2020
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Brenda
3 contributions
Great place beautiful views at the top of the steps well worth it. Lovely walk on the blue trail. Would be nice to see a map top to point out the trails for the tourists. Luckily met some locals to point us in right direction.
Written September 1, 2021
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VaporK8
Southfield, MI1,883 contributions
Family
On an unseasonably warm and dry November afternoon we climbed to the top of the Sandy dune of Baldhead to the overlook at the summit. The views were beautiful of the Kalamazoo River. Turn around and the Great Lake Michigan rises up!
Written November 6, 2020
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patricia h
3 contributions
There are benches to rest about every 40 steps. The history behind the Baldhead is very , very interesting . So glad tthe stairs to the top of this radar tower has been preserved for others to learn about and to see the beautiful view.
Written August 5, 2022
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