Named for the shipping piers that supported the logging and fruit industry in the 1800s, this beach is an ideal place for families to play. You’ll find a small, warm creek for wading, smooth stones for skipping, and natural logs for digging. Pack a picnic and stay for the day.

Getting there: Park at 70th Ave. in Ganges Township and take the steep stairway down to the beach.

Parking: Limited, free

2290 Lakeshore Dr, Fennville, MI