Hikers and nature lovers alike enjoy the many trails our area has to offer, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the rolling woodlands of West Michigan. In today’s guest blog, Jessica VanGinhoven from Ottawa County Parks & Recreation shares the Top 5 Hikes in and around the Grand Haven. So grab your water bottle, pack a snack, and put on some comfortable shoes – we have a lot of trails to discover in the Grand Haven area!
#1 – Rosy Mound Natural Area
Rosy Mound is a local favorite, offering two miles of hiking area. It’s a classic Great Lakes dune system including high wooded dunes, foredunes, beach, and a dune blowout. A 0.7 mile hiking trail from the parking area to the Lake Michigan shoreline includes 1,000 feet of stairs up and down the dunes and scenic views (the hike is rather strenuous). A unique shade canopy and dune boardwalk trail are located near the beach.