The Ultimate Guide to Grand Haven: 50 Things to do on a Staycation
1. Visit the Grand Haven Lighthouse & Pier
In 2009 the City of Grand Haven formed the Grand Haven Lighthouse Conservancy, applied for, and was granted ownership of the current lighthouse structures. While the first lighthouse to sit at the Grand Haven Port was built in 1839, the present south pier tower and light moved to its current location in 1907. The original foghorn house-built in 1875 was moved to the newly rebuilt south pier in 1922 and is still in use today. The Conservancy and City of Grand Haven played a key role in protecting and preserving the lighthouse structures, and continues to promote its heritage and maritime history.
It’s a staple of Grand Haven for tourists and locals alike. Visited by thousands, the iconic structure has made Grand Haven and the surrounding area a true destination year round. Bordered by the Grand Haven State Park, City Beach, and extending boardwalk, the area is laced with beach goers, photographers and avid fishermen. Whether you’re enjoying the summer sun, trying your hand at a fresh catch, or exploring the unique ice formations in the winter months, we encourage you to visit.
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