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Heritage Watertrail


By Becky Vargo  bvargo@grandhaventribune.com   Eagles, osprey and otters. Echoes of historic ferry landings and sawmills. Bur oaks, sycamores and tulip trees. These are just some of the things paddlers can experience as they work their way along the 35.7-mile Grand River Heritage Water Trail in Ottawa County. Although the massive expanse of the Grand River can be scary to ...

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Grand Haven Water

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By Marie Havenga – mhavenga@grandhaventribune.com From visitors strolling the pier and soaking up a Lake Michigan sunset to boaters motoring through miles of navigable waterways, this area is laden with liquid assets. From gasoline, slip fees, shopping excursions and dinners out, boaters leave a wealth of economic impact in their wake. The local chamber of commerce estimates that by virtue of ...

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Tradition of Celebration


By Marie Havenga mhavenga@grandhaventribune.com A 1924 private picnic has parlayed into a perennial party – and you’re all invited. When Coast Guard members and their families spread blankets and opened baskets at the old Coast Guard Station (the now private residence with a boat house on the north side of the channel), they never could have imagined it would explode ...

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Grand Haven Vacation Photo Contest!


If you’re anything like us, you snapped tons of great photos on your family’s last vacation—and we want to see them! Send us your family’s favorite vacation photo, whether it’s a great shot of your crew lounging on the beaches in Grand Haven, hitting the hiking trails in Coast Guard Park, or boating on the many area lakes and rivers, ...

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