Rosy Mound Natural Area

Posted on January 9th, 2022 by insideout

Rosy Mound is a classic Great Lakes dune system including high wooded dunes, foredunes, beach and a dune blowout. A 0.7 mile (one way) 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 of woods, the dune blowout and Lake Michigan. A unique shade canopy, dune boardwalk trail and pit toilets are located near the beach.

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Lakeside Beach Spring Lake

Posted on May 18th, 2021 by insideout

Located on the corner of Lake Avenue in the Village of Spring Lake. Lakeside Beach was built on the site of the former cross-lake ferry dock. The sandy beach area includes restrooms, a lifeguard, shelters with picnic tables and a deck with benches overlooking Spring Lake.

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Olive Shores Park

Posted on February 3rd, 2021 by insideout

This mostly wooded 20-acre site includes a mature beech-maple-hemlock forest, a steep dune formation, and 738’ of Lake Michigan frontage. There is paved parking area, modern restrooms, a barrier-free trail loop, and an extensive series of stairs and boardwalks traversing the dune and providing access to the sandy beach.

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Grose Park

Posted on February 3rd, 2021 by insideout

Overlooking Crockery Lake from a bluff amid towering trees, this 40 acre park provides a variety of recreational opportunities for the entire family including swimming, fishing, sand volleyball and picnicking. About one mile of hiking trails along a creek and through the woods offers abundant spring wildflowers from mid-April through May. This park is near the towns of Nunica and Coopersville

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Buchannon Beach

Posted on August 4th, 2020 by Margaret Ardell

Buchanan Beach is what one would call a ” Townie “beach. This is a secluded beach between Grand Haven and West Olive

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Windsnest Park

Posted on August 2nd, 2020 by Margaret Ardell

This picturesque beach and park is West Olives best kept secret. Located down Olive Shores on Margaret Ave off of Lake shore Drive about 10 miles south of Grand Haven.

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