Updated: Aug 19
My husband, Chris loves Grand Mere State Park in Stevensville, Michigan. One of the first places he took me to when we moved here from Atlanta was this park. Back then the long trek to the beach was well worth it. 20 years later, it is a bit more difficult for me to go and enjoy this lovely beach. The park has large sand dunes and one mile of Lake Michigan shoreline to enjoy. The three Grand Mere inland lakes (North Lake 62 Acres, Middle Lake 47 Acres & South Lake 13 Acres) are hidden behind the dunes on over 1,000 acres of undeveloped woods and sand dunes. This park has over 985 acres. There are unmarked hiking trails that are used in the summer for hiking and in the winter for cross country skiing. There is a ½ mile marked nature trail that is great for small children. For the fisherman there is a boat launch on Middle Lake. At North Lake you will find a picnic area with a playground for the kids and grills for Dad. This part of the park is the closest to Lake Michigan beach area for swimming. They allow metal detecting on the beach, but the walk to get to the beach is difficult. From the end of Grand Mere Road, there is a trail sign leading to the beach. It is about a quarter-mile walk over the dunes to the beach. The trek to this beach is well worth the effort. There are no restrooms at this beach. This park is dog friendly. Dogs on a leash are allowed in both the beach and swimming area. South Lake has a picnic shelter near the main trail head with a parking area and two outhouses.
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