Michigan: Back to the Grand Haven Lighthouse I Go.

Grand Haven is a small Lake Michigan town along the west coat of Michigan. It’s one of the many places I keep going back to over-and-over again because of its beauty. It was the second stop on a recent day of lighthouse, beach and park hopping along Lake Michigan after Muskegon.

I decided on this visit to grab some shots of things I hadn’t really before. Like the sand and…

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

…dunes. Great views of the lighthouse, pier, Lake Michigan and Grand Haven channel from up-top the sand dunes.

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

What also caught more of my attention as I was walking on the pier this time was…

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

…the catwalk that connections the lighthouse to the mainland. I walked underneath and alongside as I descended towards the lighthouses. The catwalk is one of only four left that you’ll find in Michigan.

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Reflection shots of the water on the pier that came up from the lake. The winds always seem to be whipping up in these parts.

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

Of course I’m still going to grab more lighthouse shots, like this one of the red inner signal light.

Grand Haven Lighthouse, pier, Michigan, Lake Michigan

It was a great time as always hanging along the lake and channel in Grand Haven. To get more information on the lighthouses themselves, as well as photos from my previous visits checkout Michigan: The Lighthouses of Grand Haven.

Also checkout the fun I had at my first stop of this day again in Michigan: Coastal Muskegon on a Winter Day. It was off to Holland next. Stay tuned! 🙂

10 responses to “Michigan: Back to the Grand Haven Lighthouse I Go.

  1. I like the catwalk pix the best! Always good to try new things.

    • Thanks Raul! For some places, each visit brings an all new experience. Who knows what you’ll notice more that you did before. 🙂

  2. Never knew about this area before – you took some awesome pics here! And thanks for following my blog. I’ll be following yours back!

    • Thank you! There are lots of beautiful parks, beaches, lighthouses and piers along Lake Michigan. Hope you can make it there sometime. No problem! Look forward to following your adventures.

  3. Love the photos, this area looks absolutely gorgeous. I usually think of sand and water as being happy, chaotic beaches, but these pictures definitely show another, beautiful side. 🙂

    • Thanks Emilia! There are a lot more people around in the summer months for sure. It’s beautiful here no matter the time of year, but definitely enjoyed the peacefulness of a cold, cloudy, winter day. There is just something about having a place to (close to) yourself. Do love the shot of the mom taking a pic of their child though. 🙂

  4. I booked a tour of Michigan’s Lighthouses last year and to my great disappointment it was canceled due to not having enough people. Your photos have helps heal that disappointment. Hopefully I will go this year.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    • I’m glad you liked the photos. 🙂 Hope you can get to some lighthouses this year. Lots of beauty around all of them it seems!

  5. Thank you for liking my pale photo. It brought me to this post and all the excellent photos of the Grand Haven Lighthouse. When my kids were young, we went to Grand Haven almost every summer. We loved it.

    • Love it too, no matter the time of year or the weather. Can’t wait to roam back that way in the warmer months. Hope you can get back there again soon too! 🙂

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