Lakeshore Bluffs

A 6.7 paddle from 121st Street Access to Oval Beach near Saugatuck/Douglas.

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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.