Grand Haven plans Labor Day community walk

Grand Haven residents won't have to travel to Mackinaw City to join the annual Labor Day Bridge Walk activities. The city of Grand Haven is organizing a Third Street Bridge Walk on Labor Day at 9 a.m. as part of the Labor Day Community Walks that are held throughout the state in conjunction with the Mackinac Bridge Labor Day Walk. Event organizers said the Labor Day walks link communities together for health, fitness and active living - similar to how the Mackinac Bridge links both Michigan peninsulas.
Alex Doty
Sep 1, 2011


“It is something that we have been working on for a number of years, trying to promote physical activity in the city of Grand Haven,” Mayor Roger Bergman said.

According to Bergman, the city has taken part in the Labor Day walks for the past four years, with attendance holding steady in each event.

“I think we average about 300 people who show up, and we always hope for more,” he said.

The walk will begin on Harbor Island at the Third Street bridge. Participants will travel to the boardwalk, where they will go to the lighthouse. They will return along the boardwalk to Chinook Pier for a total distance of 3.5 miles.

An optional return trolley ride will be available at the trolley turn-around near Grand Haven State Park.

After the walk, there will be a free ice cream social at the Temptations ice cream shop at Chinook Pier.

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