Park managed by Ottawa County
About Rosy Mound Natural Area
Address: 13925 Lakeshore Drive Grand Haven, MI 49417
Work up a sweat then cool off in the lake! Rosy Mound Natural Area has a lot of stairs - 360 to be exact - and the walk to the beach is strenuous. Due to high water levels this beach is smaller than most, but still big enough for a quick dip before you head back to the car.
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Hiking Trail Details
The main trail to the beach is a 0.7 mile (one way) hiking trail from the parking area to the Lake Michigan shoreline.
It can be strenuous - the hiking trail includes 1,000 feet of stairs up and down the dunes and scenic views.
Once you get to the lake, there’s a smaller boardwalk loop that goes by the dunes.
Some trails are wheelchair accessible and all stairs are designed to be ADA accessible.
Rosy Mound Natural Area Features
- Free Admission
- Hiking Trails
- Lake or River
- Picnic Tables
Facilities: Restrooms, picnic tables with grills, and pavilion by the lake.
Stroller-Friendly? No, few or no areas
Time of Year? April - September: 7 AM - 10PM; October - March: 7 AM - 8PM.