Mount Baldhead Park, Saugatuck

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  • My husband and I have done these stairs once a year for twenty years! They just re constructed these stairs within the past four years...well done! Once you get to the top, and your heart is beating o...  more »
  • Well, some say this is 200steps, some say 300...well made stairs leading up to a nice lookout area....view of the town of Saugatuck and beyond. Look the other way and it’s Lake Michigan. You can conti...  more »
  • 302 steps to the top of the park. Do you take the challenge? Wow, what a climb to the top of the Mount Baldhead. It was very windy and raining when I reached the summit. Couldn't stay long. Took some ...  more »
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  • Nicely kept up. A good workout climbing the steps of the dune on the east side. The walk down (and back up) in the west side is a much gentler slope on the sand, but it is still a dune so it isn't particularly easy. Great views and with the effort.
  • A decommissioned radar ball sits atop this landmark dune. Newly restored 300 plus step stairway invites visitors up dune's east face to a summit platform for unprecedented views of Saugatuck's village and harbor to the east, and famous Oval Beach and Lake Michigan to the west. Park also features picnic tables with grills, a covered picnic area, restrooms, and free parking, or, accessable on foot from downtown via historic pedestrian chain ferry - a 3 to 5 minute stroll. Small history museum nearby on riverfront.
  • Mount Baldhead is a great little park. You can take the stairs (300+) up to the top and then run down the dune to Oval Beach Park or you can meander through the trails at the top of the dunes. There are tons of wildlife (the deer are definitely used to humans) and great views from top of the stairs. Enjoy!
  • One of my favorite places to go for a quick day hike! My kids and I love to make a day out of climbing this "mountain". The stairs are fun, but the trail that runs to the north of the dune when you get to the top is where you really get the spectacular views. But be warned that once you get to the bottom of the dune, the climb back up can be a bit more challenging.
  • Nice quiet place to visit. Climb 303 steps to top to view beautiful of water and boats. Can go down sand dunes to lake Michigan on the other side of you wish. Park side has picnic tables and bench by water. Watch the boats, birds or ducks.
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