When you think Lake Michigan, the first things that come to mind are typically water, the beach, fishing, boating, and other beach-related activities. But, did you know that not far from the lake’s Oval Beach, there’s a spot when you can get an incredible view of the surrounding area? Climb to the top of Mount Baldhead, and you’ll be rewarded with an amazing overlook of Oval Beach, the town of Saugatuck, and more! Whether you’re looking for a short hike, an exercise challenge, or simply a place to enjoy nature, Mount Baldhead is for you. Here’s why you should visit!
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3 Reasons Why You Need to Visit Mount Baldhead
1. The Views
Everyone loves a great view, especially when it’s as beautiful as the one at the top of Mount Baldhead! The picturesque scenery at the top allows you to see Saugatuck, the Kalamazoo River, and Lake Michigan, providing an unforgettable look at the area. Make sure you have your camera or smartphone handy because you’ll want to snap plenty of pictures! Take the 302 steps to the top from the harbor side, or descend the trail on the opposite side to Oval Beach.
2. The Mt. Baldhead Challenge
If you spend your free time strapped into a pair of running shoes, the Mt. Baldhead Challenge is for you. The 17th Annual Mt. Baldhead Challenge will take place this year on September 10, and the area’s most popular race! According to the race’s website, the 15K race begins in nearby Douglas, runs by the Lake Michigan shore, and eventually to the steps leading to the top of Mount Baldhead. The course goes by Oval Beach Park, and ultimately back to Douglas at Beery Field. You’ll break a sweat, but the views along the way will be well worth it. More details about this exciting race can be found on the Mt. Baldhead Challenge website.
3. A Great Location
Most scenic overlooks are out of the way – usually off of a highway out of town, or at the end of a long hike. Not Mount Baldhead! You won’t have to leave town to get here, because it’s in here Saugatuck. Enjoy the convenience of cooling off at Oval Beach after your hike, or simply taking your time and relaxing. There’s no rush!
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Vacationers flock to Saugatuck every year, and with good reason! An inviting, creative atmosphere, beautiful beaches, and plenty of great places to dine are just a few of the reasons why Saugatuck is one of the nation’s best places to vacation. The team at Lakeshore Lodging wants you to see what makes Saugatuck so special, and the best way to do that is with a stay in one of our Lake Michigan vacation homes. Our vacation rentals feature everything you need for a relaxing, worry-free vacation. Fully-furnished kitchens, hot tubs, and decks are just a few of the amenities our homes include! Plus, no matter where you stay, you’ll be only minutes from Saugatuck’s best attractions. Contact us today to start planning your Lake Michigan vacation today.