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West Michigan Beach Receives National Recognition

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Those of us who call West Michigan home know that we have some amazing and pristine beaches all along the lakeshore, but it looks like one of them is getting some national attention as well.

Yahoo! Travel has named Grand Haven one of the “Best Secret Beaches On Earth”. It ranked second after a beach in Mozambique.  Just the other day, Kim wrote about how the beach has already been pretty busy. I get the feeling that this might make it busier.

Writer David A. Keeps said of Grand Haven,

Trolley cars, a 2.5-mile harbor-front boardwalk, and two 19th-century red lighthouses give a sweet, old-time feel to this Lake Michigan town. Boaters and fishermen flock here, and hikers like the short-but-strenuous climb to Rosy Mound that includes 1,000 feet of stairs up and down the sand dunes to the shore of Lake Michigan. There are warm shallows for swimming, and the soft sand of two public beaches squeaks when you walk on it. After sunset, the local restaurants, ice cream parlors, and shops come alive.

This has me wondering, what are some other hidden gems in West Michigan that most folks wouldn’t know about? Let me know in the comments section below.

 

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