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Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier

Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Nice summer time walk, with a good breeze!

Nice walk, plenty of shops and things to do and see all along the way (from Chinook Pier to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
shawn f
One Place You Shouldn't Miss in Grand Haven.

Unfortunately the pier is off limits due to repairs at the present time. However, you can still... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grand Haven, Michigan
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Grand Haven State Park, 1001 Harbor Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice walk, plenty of shops and things to do and see all along the way (from Chinook Pier to the lighthouse).

1  Thank shawn f
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately the pier is off limits due to repairs at the present time. However, you can still walk the length of the boardwalk along the Grand River and stop along the way for ice cream. Local families have donated wonderful benches all along the boardwalk,

Thank lynne7442016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place to walk from downtown to the lighthouse and stretches your legs out after a long drive. Some people will be fishing along the pier and some will be hanging out at the Lighthouse. Everyone seems to be in a relaxed...More

Thank William A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I wanted to see the beautiful bright red lighthouse (and lightkeeper's house) that marks the entrance to the Grand River at Lake Michigan's west coast. We were disappointed to learn that we couldn't see it because the pier is currently closed to...More

Thank FancyFree55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at the Harbor House Inn and enjoyed a pleasant walk down to the lighthouse this afternoon. The view of Lake Michigan was magnificent with the waves rolling in against the base of the lighthouse.

Thank Ohioborn57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful red lighthouse (with its matching fog-horn building near the end of the pier) will have to be viewed from the beach (or from the north pier just across the channel) throughout this season as repairs are made to the main pier. But it's...More

Thank tgw51
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lighthouse has been recently restored and repainted and is beautiful. Unfortunately the pier is closed for a few months for much needed repair and catwalk restoration. Otherwise this is a happening place and a wonderful place to walk out and watch the sunset over...More

Thank groneveltj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crews are at work now replacing the surface of the pier through the Corps of Engineers. Meanwhile, the Grand Haven Community Foundation is raising funds to pay for the replacement of the catwalk to restore the pier as the one-of-a-kind unique Lake Michigan icon.

Thank Bob B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently went on a drive up Michigan's western shore in search of lighthouses with ice on them. It was a dismal day, cloudy and misty...but we still had an enjoyable weekend! The catwalk is down for repair so the pier is...More

Thank Vickie D
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Based off the look of it, it appears the pier was washed out. I wish I would've know this before my family and I drove out there to see it. It looks like it's pretty but we couldn't walk out there. Posted is the best...More

Thank April L
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When will the reconstruction on the pier be completed? We are planning to visit in early June 2017.
7 April 2017|
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Response from bjearth | Reviewed this property |
July of 2017 (hopefully)
Is the catwalk and lighthouse still under construction? We don't want to drive all the way from Pittsburgh, PA and be disappointed.
29 November 2016|
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Response from brooklyne | Reviewed this property |
Catwalk is gone till maybe next summer You can still walk on the pier just no lights
Raequel W
can you go inside the the lighthouse?
26 June 2016|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
No, but if you want that experience go up to Ludington, MI. They have a light house that you can climb to the top in. There is a small gift shop and a small charge to climb to the top.