On a beautiful day in April, we went on a day road trip
to Grand Haven Michigan, which is about 30 miles from
great beach. If you won’t take my word for it, it was
named one of the Top 5 Beaches in the United States by
Good Morning America-Travel Mom and has hosted the AVP
Pro Beach Volleyball Tournament throughout the summer
months, due to the quality of its sand beaches.
It also has 2 lighthouses, connected by a lighted catwalk
which runs along the pier to the shore. Grand Haven is a
Great Lakes port, home to a large charter fishing fleet, the
US Coast Guard Lake Michigan Group, which coordinates all
Lake Michigan Coast Guard activities. In fact, Grand Haven
is officially nicknamed, Coast Guard City USA.
Grand Haven State Park is also a popular destination for tourists,
because it is on fabulous Lake Michigan. We are so fortunate to
live so close to a natural wonder, Lake Michigan, one of the
largest fresh water lakes in the world. On a balmy day in
April, it is so serene. The same scene in stormy November
or January can look totally different. We get warnings on our
weather channels about wave heights and swimming in
dangerous rip tide conditions all summer.
But on a day trip to Grand Haven in April, all we have to
concern ourselves with was lunch. Which we had on the channel
at the Snug Harbor Restaurant while we watched the boats
going up and down the channel out to the big lake.
Grand Haven has lots to offer, whether you come for a vacation,
the Annual US Coast Guard Festival, or just a day tripper, like us.
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