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Grand Mere State Park

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Easy Stop off the Highway

I was driving a friend's daughter back to college in January, and needed a break - so I decided to... read more

Reviewed January 6, 2019
Warrenville, IL
Muddy. Dress Appropriately

So we were looking for some hiking trails in the area and Came Upon This State Park. When you pull... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Macomb, Michigan
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“warren dunes”(9 reviews)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived to see a great sunset! Plenty of benches to sit on and very well kept! Took some outstanding pictures!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank spuracchio
Reviewed February 25, 2019

We stopped to stretch our legs mid 12 hour car ride. Took the path to the shore and it is beautiful. Sand dunes were abundant and Lake Michigan is gorgeous!

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

I was driving a friend's daughter back to college in January, and needed a break - so I decided to stop at Grand Mere State Park for a hike. I went to the parking lot between Middle Lake and South Lake. There were pit toilets,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank warrenville111
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

So we were looking for some hiking trails in the area and Came Upon This State Park. When you pull in, there is a trail head that is supposed to be about a half a mile of asphalt. That asphalt was completely muddy. It's very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank poukala
Reviewed October 27, 2018

Beautiful, peaceful place to have a picnic or row a boat on the inland lake. Bring your own boat. No motors allowed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mona H
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We had a trail map from the book 50 Hikes in Michigan and were able to follow the confusing trails to get to the lake, but could not find the return trail. Still, if you basically go west you can find the lake, and east...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John L
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

OK hike to beach thru dunes and woods, bring water, go on cool day. Dogs allowed on leash. Sign said you need some kind of permit to park? 1star for the beach itself which is one of the filthiest I've ever been to. Garbage everywhere,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank skibran
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

No signs indicating what is ahead. Trail started out paved with swamps on both sides. Then packed dirt came next, then sludgy mud for at least a mile through woods. Finally you come upon sand when is climbing as you walk. Then a fifty foot...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank Jan N
Reviewed July 12, 2018

We have learned that this park would be less crowed than Warren Dunes State Park so we decided to check it out. First of all, GPS guided us to a private road on the south side of the park. Then we followed the sign and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank WindyandSun
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We hike Grand Mere a couple of times each year. It is definitely a challenge. Without signage, you have to simply hike west and eventually you will find the lake. This past week was disappointing because the South lake is still flooded and so the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Terry H
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June 13, 2017|
Response from Sandra M | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but no dune buggy rides. Grande Mere is off limits and as such is a hiking, walking and mainly bird/wildlife park with no rentals. Very pristine and beautiful!
Anna D
February 17, 2016|
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Response from 679dianea | Reviewed this property |
This would be a tough place to stop and do this. You have to have a daily or annual state park pass to park here and there's no place to pay for this at this park. You will have to drive to Warren Beach just down the way and... More