at Chester Street Park
Chester Street Park
This narrow park is located on the south side of the Pentwater Channel. You must drive several miles around Pentwater Lake to reach this location, but it's worth the trip.
Fishing- fish Pentwater Lake Channel or Lake Michigan from the seawall
Walk north on the level from the parking area toward the channel (there are several private driveways here also, but the park entrance is clearly marked with a sign). The rest room building is directly on your left. You come almost immediately to an interpretive sign about the Single Mill. Pass this and join boardwalk turning west past an interpretive sign about the Ferry and the Swing Bridge. Across from this on the channel edge is a deck with benches aroung the edge and a seating island in the middle.
Continue on boardwalk ramping down to the cement seawall. You can walk to the end to the pier with a small jog to the south and back before the marker light.
Access- via sidewalk from the parking at the end of Chester Street
Distance and time- about 0.38 mile each way
Trail Markers- none, just stay on the pavement or boardwalk
Treadway- cement or boardwalk
Grades- one gradual ramp, otherwise flat
Most recent date this info personally checked on foot- June 2007
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Scenic Views- Lake Michigan, watch boats in Pentwater Lake channel, best view of the village of Pentwater
Interpretive Signs- "Railroads and the Eldred Shingle Mill" and "The Ferry and the Swing Bridge"
Handicap Accessibility- latrines are accessible
the entire walkway and seating area is accessible, partly cement, partly boardwalk
Rest Rooms- latrines
Potable Water- none
Access- via paved roads on the south side of Pentwater Lake
Restrictions- 6 am to 10 pm, no camping, no overnight parking, pick up after pets, note that private property is very near- be careful to not trespass
Seasonality- breakwall icy in winter
Ecosystem- channel edge between Lake Michigan and Pentwater Lake, sand dunes
Other points of interest- the drive to reach the park passes by many nice homes
most recent date this info personally checked- June 2014
Additional Facilities- bike racks
Maintained by- City of Pentwater
327 S. Hancock Street
PO Box 622
Pentwater, Michigan 49449-0622
More- Pentwater Chamber of Commerce
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