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Worth the Climb

My wife and I (both over 57) walked up the 300 or so steps to the top. The view was very good... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tim S
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Chicago, Illinois
Mt Baldy is an iconic experience!

Climbing the stairs up to the top of Mt Baldhead is something every visitor (and local!) must do... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne P
,
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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769 Park St, Saugatuck, MI 49453-8403
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I (both over 57) walked up the 300 or so steps to the top. The view was very good although you can't really see Lake Michigan. Going down the dune to the beach was fun. After a few hours at the beach...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Climbing the stairs up to the top of Mt Baldhead is something every visitor (and local!) must do. Indeed some locals run the stairs for their exercise! We heard about an 80-something gentleman who does it regularly and have seen younger people making multiple trips....More

Thank Anne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the guys working in the park standing at the bottom of the steps said it's a 1 mile trek. It's steep, so I'd stretch your legs before going, and it is not suitable for disabled, some elderly, and people not in good shape....More

Thank FromSea2ShiningC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of stairs that feel as if they go straight up. They are doable if you take your time and sit on the benches provided every other platform. Just take yourtime, a bottle of water and remember to breath.

Thank Kelly G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

302 steps up Mt. Baldhead to the old DEW Line radar station. Not for those with heart problems. Go down the backside of the dune and you're at Oval Beach on Lake Michigan. Visit the Saugatuck museum to learn the history of the DEW Line...More

Thank John V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you've got a lot of time, you climb the stairs on the dune; then go down the sandy side to the beach. Climb back up the trail and you've done your exercise for the day. Bring water, at least.

1  Thank FloridaFelix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful view! My 5 year old did, so can you! We just took short breaks to catch our breath on the many landings all the way to the top.

2  Thank Whyeldflower
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a kid, I used to climb the stairs to Mount Baldhead. At the age of 59, I did it again in June 2017. There are places to stop and rest along the way. The view is worth your effort.

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

A fun little challenge while visiting the area. Views are beautiful at the top and it's a lot of fun to run down the dune side of the climb.

1  Thank MaryAnnBetz
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed climbing all the stairs and seeing the picturesque views from above. I was told by other visitors that the beach could be accessed by a short walk away but we did not go that far.

Thank A M
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DickMcg
14 July 2016|
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Response from David L |
we're working on some new Mt. Baldhead designs at Landsharks this summer. We've sold several in the past - not exactly "I climbed Mt Bladhead" but some great designs.
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Chicagotraveler60642
4 August 2015|
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There's a sign at the entrance to the stairs that says "no dogs allowed beyond this point"...we were disappointed as we had brought ours...
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