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Where do you recommend for a day trip on Lake Michigan from the Lansing area? We're looking at South Haven or Grand Haven right now. Do you recommend one of those or something else?
This post was edited by Fingercuffs 2 years ago
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I went to Grand Haven today and it was an amazing time.
I am in Grand Haven right now.. Best beach there is.
Any beaches around there allow dogs?
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Grand haven is very good, but Holland State Park is also a great beach. Holland is definitely a more family friendly beach.
For a day trip, I'd have to say South Haven. It's a small step up from Grand Haven's beach, and usually not quite as crowded.
PJ Hoffmaster (sp?) state park is good for a day at the beach.
If further south is workable for you, then Warren Dunes
You probably can't go wrong. I was just in South Haven a couple weeks ago and it was nice. Clementine's for lunch, a stroll around the town. A nice, quiet beach. Sherman's for Ice cream.
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It depends. I would say Grand Haven, but I like it when there are a lot of people around. South Haven is not as crowded as Grand Haven.
Kirk Park is great! http://www.miottawa.org/ParksVI/Parks/kirk.htm
If you want a great dog beach, there is an awesome one in Muskegon, Kruse Park. It's beautiful and easy to get to.
Kruse park has spectacular beach front along with breathtaking views of Lake Michigan.
Best beach per se, without a doubt is Ludington
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I hate when people bring their dogs to the beach!
Is this the one where the beach is all rocky and pretty much un-swimable? Went to one in saugatuck and it was pretty bad.
Plus all the old gay guys in their banana hammocks were not really appealing to me. (nttiawwt)
I 2nd Kirk Park. Its a county park just south of Grand Haven. Its never crowded. It sits below a bluff that has awesome views of the lake along with wooded picnic areas.
You really can't go wrong with too many of the beaches along Lake Michigan.
Not me. I like to go to the one posted above (Kruse Park in Muskegon) to watch the dog fights.
Because on any given day, there is typically "that guy" who brings to the beach his non-neutered, large breed, dominant male. It's a hoot watching the doggies
It may not be a day trip, but we just got back from the beach off US 2 in the UP. Its just unbelievable this year. Best Lake Michigan beach experience I've ever had. The water up there was so warm and clear and the sand bar was great for the kids. Go to St Ignace, then head west on US 2. We were in Brevoort Township. Like I said, maybe too far for a day trip, but I had to mention. Grab a burger at Clydes while you're there.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
Grand Haven followed closely by Holland
That's kind of the whole point of me asking which beaches allow dogs. I don't take my dog to beaches where they aren't welcome.
Day trip to Lake Michigan? Where do you live? That might help.......
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