Lake Harbor Park Dunes

Whether you are a summer beachgoer, bird watcher, photographer, hiker, or outdoor enthusiast, the beautiful trails and hiking paths found at 198-acre Lake Harbor Park lead to majestic views of Lake Michigan.

Michigan has more freshwater coastal dunes than anywhere else on earth. More than 275,000 acres of dunes grace the Michigan shoreline. Norton Shores contains a tiny part of this non-renewal resource. Norton Shores has approximately 6.4 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline along its Western border. Gems like P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and Lake Harbor Park provide access to an ever-changing ecosystem.

The dunes create a habitat for endangered and other species, unique recreational opportunities. Marram grass gently waves in the breeze as you travel Lake Harbor Road, leading you to enjoy something magical. Dunes rise on each side of the road, welcoming you to the entrance of Lake Harbor Park. Each new season brings a different adventure.

As snow falls on the dunes, the days of running barefoot with warm sand between your toes turn to snowball fights and sledding. Trail markers point you through the woods and dunes. Whichever season you choose for your next outdoor adventure, you’ll want to make a stop at Lake Harbor Park.

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