The Gillette Visitor Center, located in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, is nestled among one of the nation’s most impressive dune systems. Perched at the top of a large sand dune surrounded by a pristine wooded back-dune, the center features exhibits to tell Michigan’s unique sand dune story. Within easy access from the visitor center, the half-mile Lake Michigan Trail goes up and over the park’s sheltered backdune forest and leads visitors out into a grassy foredune with a sweeping view of the beach and Lake Michigan.
The Sandy McBeath Trail, is universally accessible, thus allowing all visitors to experience the solitude of the sheltered backdune, and giving them an opportunity see the spring and summer wildflowers and hear the diversity of singing birds.
Travel time from downtown Grand Haven12 Minutes