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“Great workout.”

Mount Baldhead Park
Ranked #5 of 31 things to do in Saugatuck
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Bloomfield, MI
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59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great workout.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

You take 302 stairs to the top and have magnificent view of Kalamazoo River and downtown Saugatuck. Don't skip on taking dune path down to the lake and Oval Beach. Then hit back to the stairs and take 302 steps down...awesome workout :)

Visited May 2014
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Spring Hill, Florida
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312 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We are in shape, and this was a bit of a struggle for both of us. We took many rests on the way up. There is a great view of the Kalamazoo River and Douglas and Saugatuck. Not such a great view of Lake Michigan. After walking down, our legs started shaking. Our legs hurt for 3 days. Hard to believe! Nice view, give it a try!

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Susan R
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Mount Hope, Canada
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113 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Worth the effort!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

This was a great little adventure that I went on alone while my husband waited and watched! The 302 stairs were a bit daunting for his knees which was too bad because he missed a great view. The stairs are in great shape and there are plenty of benches to rest along the way. From the top there are trails to take down to Oval Beach. Unfortunately we were there in May and the chain ferry was not working across the Kalamazoo River so we had to drive over to the park. The nice part about going this time of year is that there are no leaves on the trees yet so the views are wonderful.

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank pippili
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Douglas, Michigan
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74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“View with exercise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

This is a steep stair climbing adventure but the end is worth every step you take. There is a great view from the top platform that overlooks the Kalamazoo river and Saugatuck. Once at the top, there are several trails you can take down or run down the dune to Oval beach. It's truly an amazing experience. And if you go just for the cardio - it's a great and challenging workout.
If you visit Saugatuck, you should make it a point to go here.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Neutronboy
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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133 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great view from the top!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

The climb is 302 steps to the top, with benches on the way up to rest. The view from the top is beautiful in any season. Park at the bottom has picnic tables and a covered area.

Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Ngonghills
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