This is a 6.7 mile paddle from 121st Street Access to Oval Beach near Saugatuck/Douglas. This stretch has many high bluffs with few resting/beach areas. Chicago Tribune rated Oval Beach #1 among the Midwest's top five beaches and also ranked it the best beach on Lake Michigan. Behind Oval Beach is the magnificent Mt. Baldhead, a 600 foot tall dune that overlooks Lake Michigan. You can see Mt. Baldhead from many location around Saugatuck as well as from Lake Michigan. There is a large white ball atop the dune that actually is an old World War II radar station that was used to detect planes coming over the Great Lakes.