Spring Lake, Michigan



The village of Spring Lake is located in northern Ottawa County in the state of Michigan, on the other side of the Grand River from Grand Haven. Spring Lake is found within Spring Lake Township. The village lies 86 miles east of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and 27 miles northwest of Wyoming, Michigan., and is a part of the Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland metropolitan statistical area. It had a population of 2,514 at the time of the 2000 US census. Spring Lake was officially incorporated in 1869.

Things to Do

Popular recreational activities in Spring Lake include a tour to one of the numerous lighthouses in the area, stroll or hike in one of its national or state parks, or boat, swim or go fishing in one of the state’s inland lakes. Other recreational opportunities you can find within the village and nearby towns include canoeing, horseback riding, camping, bowling, golf, trail hiking, chartering boats for tours or fishing, finding hotels or cabins for your accodmodation, and a lot more. 

Best Hotel Accommodations

The accommodations in Spring Lake are varied so they can match your taste and budget. Depending on your budget, you can stay in higher priced accommodations like the Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake, the Lake Crest Villa, or the Luxury Waterfront Rental. You can also choose to stay in cozy family-type log cabin homes like the Cottage by the Lake, the Blue Cottage, and the Hidden Pines Log Cabin Home. Whichever type of accommodations you choose, you will be offered functional amenities to make your vacation restful at night and enjoyable by day. Book your Spring Lake Hotels with Reservations.com.

Fast Facts

  • Spring Lake is a popular destination because of its beautiful clear, spring-fed water which makes it an ideal swimming spot. The lake continues to be Spring Lake’s primary attraction, with tourism as its number one industry. The pristine blue waters is surrounded by marinas, parks, and dock walks which draws locals and visitors alike, making it an excellent summer destination for the entire family. 
  • Spring Lake was established when Canadian Benjamin Hopkins constructed a mill in the village on the Grand River water course leading to Lake Michigan. The village was first known as Hopkins Mill, which was later on changed to Spring Lake when the Milwaukee railroad constructed a station on the lake area. 
  • Jack Sprague (NASCAR driver), Winsor McCay (cartoon animator), and Ed Pizunski (pro hockey player) are among Spring Lakes most notable residents.

Tourist Attractions

Booking a Harbor Trolley sightseeing tour allows you to see Spring Lake and nearby Grand Haven in a more organized approach. This narrated tour passes through many of the area’s popular attractions and is a convenient and easy way to see and learn more about both towns. Or you can spend a day with your family on Lakeside Beach. Built on the former lake ferry dock site, it offers swimming, picnic shelters, with lifeguards on duty all day. Or you can cruise on Lake Macatawa, and along the ports and beaches of Lake Michigan on a chartered yacht. The scenic tour includes catering and yachting instructions.