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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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So beautiful

This is a favorite picture spot for us and it is a great walk and break from water. It is hard with small children unless they are in a stroller. We love this place.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a favorite picture spot for us and it is a great walk and break from water. It is hard with small children unless they are in a stroller. We love this place.

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Grand Haven, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Grand Haven State Park's pier is a wonderful pier, where the Grand River enters Lake Michigan. The metal "spine" of the pier is currently removed in favor of restoration, but will be replaced in the future. If possible, come during the Coast Guard Festival's fireworks, you will NOT be disappointed (other than the congestion).

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Mission Viejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great attraction that we have gone to for years. The catwalk is down as the pier gets redone. Not sure if there will be monies to put back- without it = it is kind of weird to walk on the pier since that gave you a place to hang on if ever needed- (although never needed as... More 

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Nunica, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

If you love beaches and lighthouses you will love the GH lighthouse. The historical cat walk makes it so unique. It is connected to the boardwalk that takes you from downtown Grand Haven, along the channel and to the state park where the lighthouse is. Always a nice walk three seasons of the year (spring, summer & fall)

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New Lenox, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I am interested in visiting Lighthouses so one of the spots we wanted to visit when we were in Grand Haven was the Grand Haven Lighthouse. Even though it was under construction and couldn't go out to the lighthouse, it was still a place to visit. We saw it at night and during the day. Enjoy seeing the Lighthouse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We saw the pier from behind the fencing but it was still worth it. The walk along the river walk is worth it too and the warm temperatures for an October arrival made it just right.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The lighthouse is visible from the shore and up to the construction point. Was disappointed we couldn't walk the catwalk, but I can wait for a great catwalk when it is donen

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Lighthouse was closed off for construction,so we couldn't walk up to it. But the kids still had fun playing on the beach.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went again this past weekend to Grand Haven to have dinner, but watched the boardwalk to the pier to watch the sunset. Even in October, the Grand Haven pier is one of my wife and I's favorite things to see. It's easily the most beautiful view of Lake Michigan in the state. Always make time to walk along the pier... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Next year it will have a nice even surface on which to walk. Then the refurbished catwalk will be reinstalled.

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