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 Sweet Temptations staff pose for a photo with Michigan state Sen. Roger Victory, R-Hudsonville.

Grand Haven ice cream shop serves up country's best scoops


Feature Story Robinson Landing in Grand Haven broke ground in 2022 and now has 16 income-restricted and 14 market-rate homes.

New tools help Housing Next connect communities, developers


Feature Story Jennifer Owens is CEO of Lakeshore Advantage.
Feature Story Cultural Immersion Experiences Across the Bridge brings together residents from Grand Haven and Muskegon to learn about each other’s communities.

Crossing the bridge into a cultural immersion experience


Feature Story A flag ceremony is the highlight of the Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta.
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