Grand Haven

Located on the sugar sand shores of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Grand River, Grand Haven is an active resort town and the epicenter of West Michigan's Water Wonderland. Grand Haven State Park is regularly rated one of the nation's top beaches. And the city features more than 100 miles of bike trail, 2 Great Lakes lighthouses, a busy waterfront boardwalk, and an extensive fleet of charter fishing boats.

The city has felt the pain of Michigan's deindustrialization. But the community also is acting aggressively to reinvest in the urban core, leverage traditional assets such as a distinct quality of life, and position itself to compete in the 21st century. With the Big Lake on the front doorstep, it's hard to imagine anything but success.

Feature Story Proponants for social districts say a drink in hand makes the wait more bearable for restaurant patrons who are up to an hour away from being seated, and it benefits nearby shops.

Grand Haven’s social district opens


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10 highlights from the Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta


Feature Story The Grand Haven lighthouse during a storm. (Todd Reed)
Feature Story Reyna Masko is the Tri-Cities Puentes Initiative co-chair.

Community Foundation grant lifts up program for Latinx leaders


Feature Story The larger, reimagined Momentum café, at 714 Columbus Ave., offers outdoor seating.

Grab a $1 coffee or treat as reimagined Momentum Café opens


Feature Story Proponants for social districts say a drink in hand makes the wait more bearable for restaurant patrons who are up to an hour away from being seated, and it benefits nearby shops.
Feature Story A state grant has made it cheaper for Ottawa County residents to recycle tires through the end of August 2021.

Ottawa County to recycle residents' tires with grant


Feature Story A renovation is planned for Tanglefoot Park
Feature Story Dubbed Robinson Landing, the neighborhood is going up just north of the Grand Haven Memorial Airport.
Feature Story Barbara Lee VanHorssen talks to members of the Momentum Center in Grand Haven. A version of the program is being piloted in Holland.
Feature Story Hadley Streng is president of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
Feature Story GHACF kicked off the slate of activities with a volunteer event in May centered around giving back to the community.
Feature Story Rendering for the Peerless Flats project in downtown Grand Haven.

New developments take root in Grand Haven


Feature Story Hadley Streng is president of the Grand Haven Area Community Foundation.
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Feature Story Good Sam helps hundreds of families each year become thriving members of our community.
Feature Story As it rolls out the COVID-19 vaccines, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health has worked with community organizations to work toward equitable vaccine distribution in communities of color.

Creating vaccine equity in Ottawa County