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 This year marks the Grand Haven Musical Fountain’s 60th anniversary. The milestone will include a new set of water features debuting on Aug. 27.

Grand Haven Musical Fountain celebrates 60th anniversary


Feature Story The Chinook Pier Food Truck Park officially launched with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 29. (City of Grand Haven)
Feature Story Beginning in March, the Momentum Center will begin offering services in the former home of Community Action House at 345 W. 14th St. in Holland.
Feature Story Many Michigan state parks adding off-road, electronic track chairs, available at no cost to visitors.

Making Michigan's beaches accessible to everyone


Feature Story As part of their research, Peach Plains Elementary School students toured Grand Haven’s Coast Guard station.
Feature Story Step it Up participants can join group walks like this one or participate in physical activity on their own.
Feature Story Ferry and Voyager students are learning about botany and native plant species at The City Farmer.
Feature Story The Ottawa County 58th District Court in Grand Haven (Ottawa County)

Expungement clinic coming to Grand Haven


Feature Story Attendees at the 2020 Cause Camp. (Courtesy)

Grand Haven’s Do More Good brings Cause Camp to West Michigan


Feature Story Panelist Dale Zahn, Lyn Raymond and Anthony Lambers. (Courtesy)

Momentum Center town hall to explore racism and housing


Feature Story Municipal management is challenging and rewarding work, these managers agree. From left Spring Lake Township manager Gordon Gallagher, Spring Lake Village Manager Chris Burns, and Grand Haven city manager Pat McGinnis.
Feature Story Abby Teasly is a migrant recruiter and home liaison with the Grand Haven Area Public Schools.
Feature Story Spring Lake is hosting a community-wide Easter egg hunt.
Feature Story The cost to operate Grand Haven's snowmelt system has double or tripled since the switch to natural gas. A new endowment has been established to defray the increase.

Endowment aims to defray Grand Haven snowmelt system operating costs


Feature Story Patricia and Paul Christopher, co-owners of Patrcia's Chocolates in Grand Haven
Feature Story The Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of Bloody Sunday on March 7, 1965, when police attacked Civil Rights Movement demonstrators, is one stop on the Momentum Center's Civil Rights Road Trip.

Civil rights road trip highlights uncomfortable history