"Get off U.S. 31, There's more to town." Grand Haven by Toughluck

Grand Haven Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 59 photos

Come for the Lake, Stay for the rest

Grand Haven is one of several lakefront communities along Lake Michigan's eastern shore. Sometimes called the Sunset Coast. Grand Haven is like many of the other communities, but has several features/attractions that make it stand out.

Grand Haven is at the mouth of the Grand River. This is one of the largest and it may be the largest river on this coast. It's wide valley reaches nearly to Detroit on the other side of the State. There are acres of forest just miles inland for hiking, driving, hunting, and camping.

Grand Haven State Park is located on the beachfront and offers easy access to several miles of wide sandy beaches. It's also a fine view of the lighthouses. It's within walking of much of the town.

U.S. 31 provides easy access from north to south and to other attractions nearby. To the south there are antique shops and farm markets. To the north is P.J. Hoffmaster State Park. This is probably the premier dune park along this coast. There is an excellent visitor center and a trail to the top of several high dunes (boardwalk with steps).

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  • Pros:Beachfront and warm breezes
  • In a nutshell:You won't know it wonders unless you stop and slow down.
  • Last visit to Grand Haven: Oct 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 17, 2008
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    Sep 18, 2009 at 5:36 AM

    Brilliant photos, especially in your terrific travelogues. Really enjoyed these pages and learning about a spot I have not visited. Thanks.

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