The Musical Fountain in Grand Haven is an engineering marvel. It was built in 1962 by private dollars and is still "wowing" the crowds today. In one performance the fountain will process over 90,000 gallons of water with a synchronized display of water, lights and music. Enjoy this Grand Haven favorite every summer evening at dusk with special performances during May and September.
The park commonly referred to as “The Boardwalk” is actually officially named “Lighthouse Connector Park”. It extends 1.5 miles from Chinook Pier to the end of the South Pier. While it's a great place for a brisk walk, there are plenty of grassy knolls and benches for idlers who prefer people and boat watching.
Established in 1839, two lights on the south pier, both painted red, are connected by a lighted catwalk that also connects them to the shore and the Boardwalk. The boardwalk travels out to Lake Michigan where you can walk the pier and take photos of the lighthouse, passing boats, or watch a sunset.
Enjoy a historic narrative tour that starts at Chinook Pier, travels the waterfront and downtown areas and provides a unique trip back in time as you learn more about what makes Grand Haven such a special place.
What fun is a visit to Grand Haven without a little shopping time? Just a few blocks from the condo, downtown Grand Haven is sure to have something for everyone. From restaurants to specialty shops, these one of a kind stores will make you shop till you drop! Not only are the stores unique, but historic architecture along Washington Avenue will take you back to a by-gone era.
Grand Haven is home to the United States Coast Guard's "Group Grand Haven," which coordinates all Lake Michigan Coast Guard activities. The first Coast Guard presence in the city was in 1932. The city hosts the annual Coast Guard Festival, which draws U.S. and Canadian vessels along with parades of bands and other activities. The attendance for this event exceeds 100,000 people over the two-week period of the festival.
Rosy Mound is a classic Great Lakes dune system including high wooded dunes, foredunes, beach and a dune blowout. A 0.7 mile (one way) hiking trail from the parking area to the Lake Michigan shoreline includes 1,000 feet of stairs up and down the dunes and scenic views of woods, the dune blowout and Lake Michigan.
Adjacent to the condo and nestled along the edge of the Grand River, Chinook Pier features a unique collection of stores and eateries, plus a one of Lake Michigan's largest charter fishing fleets.
There is also an 18 hole miniature golf course, splash pad, a small waterfront playground, plus an antique steam engine.
From May to October, Grand Haven’s Chinook Pier plays host to a farmers market on Wednesdays and Saturdays 8:00 to around noon. If you are looking for rentals, be sure to visit the Surf Shop.