How to get to the Coast Guard Festival

If you’re going to the Coast Guard Festival on Saturday, the easiest way to get there from Grand Rapids or points east is to come into town on Mercury Drive.  There is usually a big back-up trying to get over the bridge in Spring Lake.  You can avoid that by coming west on M-45 (Lake Michigan Drive) or Warner to Lincoln and then north on 144th St.  You’ll turn left on Mercury Drive and take that right into Grand Haven.  Make sure you’re south of the Grand River.  The new Highway 231 from I-96 to M-45 helps the situation.  …