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To many people, Grand Haven is famous for three things; its Coast Guard Festival in August, one of the best Lake Michigan beaches; and its musical fountain. It should also be famous for its fabulous Fall foliage! Here are 4 tours to get you started!
Lakeshore Drive from Grand Haven to Holland
Start in Grand Haven south on Lakeshore Drive. Fall color tour stops along the way are Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.
Distance: 22 miles/Time: 30 minutes without stops
Grand River Basin Color Tour
Start in Grand Haven at Robbins Road. Travel east to Mercury Drive and continue east. You will cross several Grand River Bayous. One fall color stop along the way is Riverside Park. At Riverside Park, turn south on 104th Avenue to Osborn Street. Travel east on Osborn, which becomes Warner Street. Turn north on 66th Avenue and cross the bridge at Eastmanville. Travel west on Leonard Road back to Spring Lake.
Distance: 40 miles/Time: 50 minutes without stops
Circle Spring Lake Tour
Start at U.S. 31 north across the Grand River drawbridge. Exit at the Ferrysburg exit and turn east at the end of the ramp. Turn north at the flasher at West Spring Lake Road. Travel on West Spring Lake Road to West Fruitport Road. Turn south on Fruitport Road to M-104 in Spring Lake.
Distance: 15 miles/Time: 20 minutes without stops
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park to Muskegon
Exit U.S. 31 at the Pontaluna Exit north of Grand Haven. Travel west on Pontaluna Road to Lake Harbor Road. P.J. Hoffmaster State Park is on the west for a visit to the dunes and the Gillette Nature Center. Travel north on Lake Harbor Road to Muskegon.
Distance: 20 miles/Time: 20 minutes without stops