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“The view is worth the climb.”

Mount Baldhead Park
Ranked #5 of 34 things to do in Saugatuck
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 August 2014

The 302 step climb is rewarded by spectacular views of Saugatuck and Douglas. We often use the stairs as a workout option, but it can also be fun to descend the other side by running down the dune! A great option for kids!

Thank MaryAnnBetz
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Reviewed 5 August 2014

If the stairmaster is broke, head here. Probably a solid million wooden steps to the top. Luckily there are plenty of benches on the journey up so you can stop, sit and talk about turning back. The view at the top is .....pretty good. If you have kids this is a good life experience for them.

6  Thank paul W
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

It was hard work going up the steps but we made it in the end. Lots of seats to stop on the way up for breaks. Disappointed there was no view of the Lake and we didn't risk going down the dune to the beach. Great view of Saugatuck from the top and a great sense of achievement!

Thank TravelingNicx
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Walked up the 302 stairs. Great views up and down the river. Met interesting people walking up-doing it for different reasons.

1  Thank Ed B
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Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

After 302 brutal stairs our group all expected a nice view of lake Michigan. No...all you can see is trees blocking the view. The view of Saugatuck is nice but about the same half way up the stairs. Plus, if anyone decides to go down the other side of the dune be prepared for a very tough climb back up because its just as steep but without stairs. Our group had kids as young as 9 & as old as 15. They were all able to do the stairs, then the 2 younger kids ran partway down the other side and had a hard time getting back up. If your from the Midwest & not used to the sand workout... like we are... I would recommend skipping the trip down the dune. If you want a vigorous stair climb workout this is for you! For those who need frequent breaks they do have benches every 2 sets of steps (about 20) to take a break. Some of the encouraging words that others had written on the way up the steps were a nice surprise though.

1  Thank Aimee R
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