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 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.
Feature Story Spring Lake Sparkle offers more than 120,000 multi-colored lights along that community's main street.

Sparkling displays spread joy in Lakeshore downtowns


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Feature Story A 133- unit condominium and apartment development is being proposed for downtown Grand Haven.

New residential development proposed for downtown Grand Haven


Feature Story The Michigan National Guard is helping counties across Michigan with providing free COVID-19 testing.

Free COVID-19 testing available as cases surge


Feature Story Just Goods Gifts recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new location.

Retailers find new home in Grand Haven’s refurbished Depot


Feature Story Sharon Yonker

Lighthouse Award recipient’s Purple Pride helps those on cancer journey


Feature Story Looking to reconnect with nature this fall? Check out Sanctuary Woods, just minutes from downtown Holland in beautiful Allegan County.

What to do in October? 8 ways to enjoy fall along the lakeshore


Feature Story George Barfield, Deanna Rollfs, and Angelica Colon will be the panelists for the first antiracism town hall event.

Momentum Center/task force to kick off racism town halls


Feature Story Dancers pose during the 2019 Grand Haven Hispanic Heritage Fiesta.

Fiesta returns to Grand Haven this week


Feature Story Holly Cole is the foundation's vice president of grants and program.

Foundation grants additional $625,000 for COVID-19 relief


Feature Story Rebekah Bakker was named the 2020 Young Professional of the Year by the Holland/Zeeland Young Professionals.

Young Professional of the Year praises group for opportunities


Feature Story Ciana Witherell identifies as non-binary, which is a spectrum of gender identities that are not exclusively feminine or masculine.

Moving beyond the gender binary


Feature Story Grand Haven writer Melanie Hooyenga has published seven books.
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