Discovery Pier

Fishing Pier Open to Public!

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The Discovery Pier can’t be beat for fishing opportunities in West Grand Traverse Bay. Deep water right off the Pier provides access to many species: Lake and Brown Trout, Salmon, Northern Pike, Bass, Perch and panfish. Picnic tables and benches make it a great place to take the kids. There’s even parking and a porta-john […]

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Pedestrian Crossing Deployed

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Early this morning a team from Molon Excavating reinstalled the pedestrian crossing island in the center of M 22, just in time for the busy memorial weekend. We are grateful that they fit this into their very busy schedule.

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Saved!

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Attending the National Working Waterfronts Conference highlighted how close the coal dock came to being lost to private development. It could easily have been sold by the City and TCLP for a LOT of money to a single person or entity for a mansion/megayacht or condo development. Instead, thanks to Rotary, it has been preserved […]

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Ship Shape Exhibit To Add USCG Icebreaker Model

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        Plans are taking shape for the USCG icebreaker model addition to the Ship Shapes exhibit in the courtyard. This phase of the exhibit is a tribute to the Coast Guard and the important role they play in keeping our Great Lakes safe. Fundraising is under way and volunteers will be organizing to begin […]

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Seasonal Island A Sucess

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MDOT Calls Seasonal Pedestrian Island a Success MDOT has declared the seasonal island of safe refuge between the Discovery Center & the Discovery Pier a success. See the article here: MDOT Calls Seasonal Pedestrian Island along M-22 a Success

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M22 Pedestrian Crossing

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Yesterday, crews from Elmer’s and Kent companies paved concrete sidewalk approaches in preparation for the Island of Refuge installation next Thursday, 22 June! 

Discovery Pier

What’s Up With This Curb-work?

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New Pedestrian Island Coming to Connect Discovery Center and Discovery Pier The Discovery Center had discussions for years with the Michigan Department of Transportation to find an effective and affordable way to move pedestrians safely across M-22 to West Bay. Both overpass bridges and underpass tunnels are incredibly expensive, difficult to maintain, and challenging to design to accommodate […]