Grand Haven Things to Do
It's pretty hard to beat Grand Haven for boating in the summer time.For fishing,Grand Haven is one of the best in Michigan,trolling salmon,catching perch.fishing walleye in the river,bass and bluegill in the bayous.If you just like pleasure boating,head upriver to Spring Lake and kick back in the sun.If you like tying up to other boats there are...more
Grand Haven was an active port along Lake Michigan. Industry built here and the river acted as a passageway inland. Later the railroads arrived. Grand Haven has kept the memory of their railroads alive down at the local park. Pere Marquette Steam Locomotive #1223 [Class N-1, 2-8-4] Berkshire Type. Built in 1941, it weights 400 tons and holds 22...more
Rosy Mound Natural Area is a hidden jewel along Michigan's Shoreline. Rosy Mound is a tree covered dune that is just off the parking lot. It is easily reached by a hardened trail. While there are no steps to the bottom of the Mound , the trail is at the upper end of wheel chair accessiblility. [20% slope] The Acorn Trail is a 1/2 mile fully...more
Grand Haven in located on the Grand River, where it splits into a variety of islands. To get about, there are a number of bridges, which I find interesting. The best way to see both bridges is to get on to Harbor Island Drive. It is accessible from US 31 from either direction. US 31 or North Beacon Blvd is the main road north and south. It leaps...more
Grand Haven Hotels
1525 S Beacon Blvd, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Good for: Couples
1500 S Beacon Blvd, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Good for: Solo
1010 S. Beacon Blvd, (formerly Fountain Inn), Grand Haven, Michigan, 49417, United States
Good for: Business
Grand Haven Restaurants
This pizza probably tastes like no other pizza around.Its not a heavy over cheezed pizza but a thin and full of flavor one.The resturant looks like your grandmothers house on the outside.Except for the line outside the door.Relaxed atmosphere.Jeans or shorts are a must.Great place to meet friends and have a beer and a pizza.Definately a Grand Haven...more
The Tip a Few is downtown Grand Haven near the waterfront.Great bar with reasonable prices.There famous for the wet buritto.Its the kind of place I look for when Im out of town.Locals go there year round.The inside is rear 60s early seventys looking.The mexican food is great.Bring an appetite if you order the buritto.If you like mixed drinks,they...more
Grand Haven Warnings and Dangers
If you visit Grand Haven and have a few too many drinks and decide its better to not drive then feel welcome to leave your car in a city lot and return to a parking ticket in the morning.Well maybe you should just drive oh yeahthen theyll pop you for drunk driving.Well wait there are some park and ride tickets you can pick up at the bar or...more
Our piers aren't piers at all, they are called rockpiles, they are great fun to walk on, but dont jump off, there are rocks that serve as the piers foundation (hence the name rockpile) that often cant be seen, and even on calm days people have been killed. IN SEVERE WEATHER STAY OFF THE PIERS. (DO NOT JUMP) If you must jump, only jump in calm...more
Grand Haven Off The Beaten Path
This is a great place to see a more natural view of Lake Michigan. Sure, Grand Haven State Park is the place to go for people watching, but Rosy Mound is a nice quiet retreat. It's got over a mile of trails and is only a few miles south of G.H. on Lakeshore Drive.Related to:
- Hiking and Walking
Grand Haven Favorites
Favorite thing: We are planning a vt meeting in Grand Haven in June or first of July.
Attendies will be:
LadyJane1 (not confirmed)
and Damn Nice Guy (although he does not know it yet...hehe ( he is on 4 month vacation)
Fondest memory: The white sand beaches and numerous festivals.
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