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 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 this file photo. The Momentum Center is part of the (Anti) Racism Task Force, which is co-sponsoring a two-part relationship workshop.
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


Feature Story Grand Haven scrapped its coal-fired power plant in favor of buying off the grid and a 12.5-megawatt combined heat and power generation facility with advanced distribution hub.
Feature Story  Bill McKendry, founder and board president of Do More Good

Do More Good joins forces with Nonprofit Hub


Feature Story This prepandemic photo shows yoga instructor Julia Fisher leading a yoga class. She’s helping people find connection through yoga at several lakeshore studios.

Yoga practitioner helps create community along the Lakeshore


Feature Story Kwame Alexander will visit Hope College virtually during a Big Read Black History Month event Feb. 26.

Celebrating Black History Month on the Lakeshore


Feature Story Lakeshore Advantage's Business Solutions Manager Greg King presents the 2020 Business Intelligence report.
Feature Story Meghan Heritage founded The Be Event six years ago to help women "be present" in various areas of their lives as well as give back to others.

Grand Haven nonprofit supports women by providing essentials


Feature Story Land O'Lakes donated 10,000 pounds of its dog food to Harbor Humane. The food will serve pets at the shelter, in foster care, and at the pet food pantry.
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