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Van Buren Beach from campground

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Van Buren Beach from campground

Hi! I am wondering about the walk from the campground at Van Buren State Park to the the beach there.

Last year we stayed at Hoffmaster park campground and to get to the campground beach, there was a walk up/down dune that killed our knees after a couple days.

Is there a boardwalk onto the beach?

Is the walk steep?

How close can we ride our bikes to the beach? (Hoffmaster had a long sand path & we had to park our bikes and walk distance to dune/beach)

Thanks for any help!

Ann Arbor, MI
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11. Re: Van Buren Beach from campground

Yes, my spouse says I'm nuts if I think there are stairs at Van Buren (and I'm the one who is usually better at remembering details like that). Once he described it to me I knew I was wrong (and strangely, I think I was remembering Muskallonge SP up on Lk, Superior). I was having a very blonde moment apparently!

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12. Re: Van Buren Beach from campground

Hahahaha

Bay City, Michigan
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13. Re: Van Buren Beach from campground

I understand now, luv2! I only have blondish highlights... ;)....!

Muskallonge? I can't remember any stairs there whatsoever! Rono? LOL

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14. Re: Van Buren Beach from campground

Oh wait...those were the stairs leading to my office. That's it.

To the original poster...my spouse noted that I should tell you about picking blueberries near the park as well:

http://degrandchamps.com/ is our favorite.

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15. Re: Van Buren Beach from campground

The OP never thought she'd get so many responses to her ?!

16. Re: Van Buren Beach from campground

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