The Siberian American: Lake Michigan Circle Tour: Grand Haven, Michigan Lighthouse and Boardwalk

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lake Michigan Circle Tour: Grand Haven, Michigan Lighthouse and Boardwalk

After a delicious dinner at Righteous Cuisine, Chris and continued with our lighthouse obsession by walking over to the boardwalk for a view of the Grand Haven Lighthouse. The boardwalk was longer than I expected, but it was a pretty walk right by the Grand River.


It was interesting to learn that Grand Haven is home to the United States Coast Guard’s “Group Grand Haven,” which is responsible for coordinating all Coast Guard activities for Lake Michigan. The city even hosts a large 10-day Coast Guard festival every summer to honor the Coast Guard and its relationship with Grand Haven.


Of course, as soon as we got to the lighthouse, it started pouring. The Grand Haven Lighthouse has one of four surviving catwalks in Michigan (another one was the South Haven Lighthouse, which we visited earlier in the day), but there was no way I was going on it with the crazy rain and wind. The massive waves were crashing over the catwalk every few seconds, which was neat to see. There were also a bunch of teenagers boogie boarding in the Lake Michigan waves, which was scary to watch because they were constantly losing control of their boards.


We didn’t stay long since we were getting soaked, but I’m glad we braved the rain for a little while because the lighthouse was worth seeing.


Catch up on our Lake Michigan Circle Tour Road Trip:


18 comments:

  1. That lighthouse is so pretty! And those are some pretty massive waves around it, crazy! Glad you guys were able to get some pictures in despite the rain! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. What beautiful pictures!! That lighthouse is so fantastic.

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  3. okay for reals, i feel like every time you go somewhere like this it is always windy haha is it ever NOT windy? i would be way too scared to go any further as well, and those teenagers in the water, jeepers! it is beautiful though.

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  4. Umm I would be pretty nervous with those waves around me, but you again took such stunning photos!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  5. I live about 40 minutes from Grand Haven. I love going to that beach during the summer! They also have a Coast Guard Festival! Glad you got to see this really neat part of Michigan!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. I definitely don't think that I would have been able to go on the Catwalk if it was raining either! It would have scared me way too much! I'm glad that you braved the rain though and got to see the lighthouse!

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  7. Those waves are crazy! In NJ we had a big rock jetty that we would always walk out on when I was a teenager who thought I was invincible. Thinking back, it was just dumb because the rocks were uneven and there were ALWAYS waves crashing like this on them. So scary.

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  8. The water is so pretty! Especially in contrast to the color of the lighthouse!

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  9. I love the Great Lakes, and am so glad that I can call them home.

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    1. I love them too! The water is so gorgeous.

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  10. Really pretty! I wouldn't have been happy being drenched but it's definitely worth visiting to see it!

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  11. How beautiful is that lighthouse?! Definitely worth braving the rain <3
    Green Fashionista

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  12. What a picture perfect place! I've had a soft spot for lighthouses since my parents took my sister and I to the Outer Banks when we were little--I love visiting them whenever I can. I'm going to have to add this one to the list. :)

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  13. What a beautiful place! Bummer the weather wasn't so great but those waves make for some pretty awesome shots!

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  14. Wow! Looks like it was super windy and wet while you guys were there, but what a cool spot!

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