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Ray Kestner Waterfront Park

1100 W Lakeshore Dr, Houghton, MI 49931-2434
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Pleasant and windy!

Nice for a stroll and enjoyable views. Can be windy and cold along the waterfront though; good to... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2017
Raintree_Thailand
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Bangkok, Thailand
I hate going here

I do not like going to this park. There is no shade on hot days. You fry in the sun. There are... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Lkoivu
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Houghton, Michigan
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“chutes” (2 reviews)
“benches” (2 reviews)
“picnic” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1100 W Lakeshore Dr, Houghton, MI 49931-2434
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Nice for a stroll and enjoyable views. Can be windy and cold along the waterfront though; good to have warm clothes.

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

I do not like going to this park. There is no shade on hot days. You fry in the sun. There are always a bunch of sea gulls flying above so it makes it hard to picnic. My 6 year old had her French fries...More

Thank Lkoivu
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

great park for fun, picnic, music in the park on Thursdaus in July and Ausust, not sure about Sept. Slides, swings for younger. picnic tables, pavillion. I live in Houghton so go there often.

Thank Cher1952
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Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The access streets are all torn up making access difficult. The park is very nice despite the access issue. I liked the historical info boards posted along the waterway.

Thank Charlie M
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

Wonderful little park to visit. I loved it in the early morning. A quick walk along the waterfront, wakes you up to cool breezes & sparkling water. A lovely park.

Thank Mary Y
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

My kids call this park "Chutes and Ladders" because of the huge slides. My grandkids just call it "awesome"! great way to spend an afternoon or early evening in summer. The view is beautiful, too!

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Reviewed 2 June 2017

There are a few benches and a nice view of the canal. I went and got a coffee early one morning and just watched the sunrise from one of the benches, great place for a quiet coffee.

1  Thank bill f
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Chutes and ladders, fun for all. Also a good picnic/family reunion area. Right on the waterfront and fun to watch the boats go by.

Thank pixie1945
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a lovely park with a view of Portage Canal, lots of benches too. In the summer they have FREE summer concerts in the park here with local artists.

Thank MarriedWidow
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