Mount Baldhead Park, Saugatuck

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  • August 14, 2017
    Climbing the stairs up to the top of Mt Baldhead is something every visitor (and local!) must do. Indeed some locals run the stairs for their exercise! We heard about an 80-something gentleman who doe...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    One of the guys working in the park standing at the bottom of the steps said it's a 1 mile trek. It's steep, so I'd stretch your legs before going, and it is not suitable for disabled, some elderly, a...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    A lot of stairs that feel as if they go straight up. They are doable if you take your time and sit on the benches provided every other platform. Just take yourtime, a bottle of water and remember to b...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    This park has huge sand dunes which separate the river and fishing town from the beach. On one side of the dunes there are steep stairs to climb (or descend from) and on the other towards the beach, a steep sloping dune. This makes for a great workout! However, if you're not fairly fit, this could pose a challenge so beware. Parking can be a pain if it's a popular day so be prepared to do some walking. The beach is small but nice with direct parking.
  • July 1, 2017
    Looking for some exercise, maybe a quick run up some steps? This is your place! I believe it's over 300 steps to the top, but along the way there are many landings with benches, where you can sit to catch your breath. The steps were rebuilt a free years ago, so they are nice and sturdy with good rails. Once at the top their is an old military base/ lookout. It's fenced off, you can't get in. Also there are some good hiking/walking trails to explore once you reach the top. If you walk down the back side, oval beach awaits, but be warned, the walk back is much longer than you may think. Once your back down to the parking lot, there is also a Mt Baldhead museum across the street. Hope this helps.
  • June 22, 2017
    Breathtaking views! Great area for those who don't mind hiking. Not handicap accessible and MANY stairs so I wouldn't go if you cannot tolerate intense cardio. Well maintained and there is a lot of nature!
  • June 25, 2017
    Had so much fun walking up the stairs then running down the dunes that lead to lake michigan.
  • June 27, 2017
    Stairs will kick you butt... Great workout!

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