9791 N Lakeshore Dr, West Olive, MI 49460
Pack your beach bag and don’t forget to bring your furry friend—this beach is pet-friendly! Once you descend the staircase leading to the sandy shores, you will find yourself in human and doggy heaven. Relax while your pup roams free, makes friends and ventures out into the long stretch of shallow Lake Michigan water.
Olive Shores Park
8555 Olive Shore Ave, West Olive, MI 49460
Did you forget to do the stair stepper at the gym? Olive Shores Park has you covered. Get your buns burning as you hike the staircase that winds through a lush shoreside forest and land in a quiet scenic beach spot.
Rosy Mound Natural Area
13925 Lakeshore Dr, Grand Haven, MI 49417
Bring your Ottawa County Park Pass and take some time to enjoy the .7 mile wooded trail on your way to this secluded spot. Relish in this spectacular view of Lake Michigan, and see if you can spot the Grand Haven Pier. Rosy Mound regulars recommend bringing your camera so you can take the scenic views home with you.
1415 Maynard Ave SW, Walker, MI 49534
This park is truly a city dwellers one-stop-shop for all things summer. Complete with a splash pad, playground, volley ball pits, open grassy areas, trails, nature ponds, kayaking, paddle boating, paddle boarding, fishing areas, a boat house, pavilions and grills, Millennium Park offers something for everyone.
11220 Springhill Dr, Greenville, MI 48838
Take a break from the chaos and enter the family-friendly oasis of Wabasis Lake. Plan a picnic under the pavilion, launch your boat into the lake for a day of tubing, fish into the sunset and then pitch your tent to catch some z’s at the camp ground. Looking for a relaxing day instead? Wabasis Lake has you covered with clean and quiet sandy beach that holds the place in the hearts of many as the “best place ever for swimming.”