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Mount Baldhead Park
Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 24, 2014

This is a steep stair climbing adventure but the end is worth every step you take. There is a great view from the top platform that overlooks the Kalamazoo river and Saugatuck. Once at the top, there are several trails you can take down or run down the dune to Oval beach. It's truly an amazing experience. And if you go just for the cardio - it's a great and challenging workout.
If you visit Saugatuck, you should make it a point to go here.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

The climb is 302 steps to the top, with benches on the way up to rest. The view from the top is beautiful in any season. Park at the bottom has picnic tables and a covered area.

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Reviewed October 12, 2013

This attraction gives you the aesthetic pleasure of the beautiful view with the satisfaction of a workout that allows you to dally and appreciate it all without guilt. Walking down the backside dune is also fun!

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

Not really a park - just the stairs to the top of Mt. Baldy. The climb of 302 very steep steps is harder than it looks....even with benches to rest on every so often. A pretty view of Saugatuck Harbor but the trees blocked our view of Lake Michigan. You can climb down the dune to the beach on the other side, but your car is still parked on the parking lot side. Not a good climb for anyone with bad knees...joints still hurt the next day! Not worth the climb to me but lots of people seemed to enjoy huffing and puffing their way up there!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

My daughter and I made the trip up the stairs earlier in the summer, then again up the dune side over Labor Day weekend. The view of the harbor from the top was spectacular. Both routes up the hill require quite a bit of endurance.

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