Places to Stay Near to Grand Haven State Park
Best Hiking Trails in Grand Haven State Park
Filled with natural wonders ranging from lakeside adventures to wooded preserves, the Grand Haven area remains a perennial favorite for visitors who enjoy hiking. The following trails offer unique outdoor experiences and are conveniently located near Grand Haven State Park hotels.
1. Lakeshore Trail
Grand Haven's most famous trail connects Grand Haven State Park with Holland, Michigan. The fully paved trail takes you along Lake Michigan, with numerous beaches and lakeside viewpoints. Visitors of all ages and fitness levels will enjoy the Lakeshore Trail.
2. Tri Cities Connector Path
This long, paved path connects the Grand Haven, Ferrysberg, and Spring Lake communities. Ideal for walking, biking, and running, you'll get treated to a variety of views, a skybridge crossing, and timber boardwalks. There are shops and restaurants throughout the trail
3. Pigeon Creek Park
Just outside of Grand Haven, Pigeon Creek Park features a large network of trails amidst 300 acres of wooded wilderness and wildlife. The paths follow a beautiful creek, and trail levels range from simple to strenuous.
Great Places to Stay Near Grand Haven State Park
Best Family Activities in Grand Haven State Park
Families visiting Grand Haven State Park will find it a perfect destination for every age. The vast state park and surrounding area offer open air activities that give children plenty of space to run around and relax. You can easily get to many one-of-a-kind family activities by staying at the Grand Haven State Park cabins.
1. Grand Haven Lighthouse and Pier
Grand Haven's famous pier connects to the state park, offering guests a lovely stroll to the beautiful lighthouse at the end of the pier. The pier is perfect for boat watching, taking photos, and viewing the sunset. The pier path connects to Grand Haven's town center, with excellent shops and restaurants.
2. Musical Fountain Downtown
Grand Haven's musical fountains charm visitors of all ages with regular events that showcase musically choreographed lights dancing on Lake Michigan. Shows take place nightly during the summer and on Friday and Saturday nights in May and September.
Many travelers enjoy taking a boat out onto Lake Michigan or Spring Lake for swimming, fishing, and sightseeing. Depending on your interests and level of boating experience, you can either rent a boat or take a chartered boating tour with a local company.