Funding from Michigan Economic Development Corporation is driving public access to Grand Traverse Bay at Discovery Pier. Construction continues to convert the former coal dock into a park-like destination.
Dredging is underway that will expand the size and depth of the harbor’s basin. New floating docks will be installed this spring with ramps and boarding platforms to accommodate people of all physical needs. The Pier is home to the largest tall ship fleet on the American shores of the Great Lakes, including historic replicas and schooners that ply the Bay today.