Pilgrim Haven Natural Area project begins next week

Dick Brunvand of South Haven rides his recumbent bike on the all-access recreation path leading to Lake Michigan at Pilgrim Haven Natural area. More improvement plans are underway for Pilgrim Haven this summer, including paving of the gravel parking lot, two new toilets, new walkways and benches, creation of a rain garden and installation of a kayak rack.

SOUTH HAVEN — Thanks to a grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and funding from two organizations, a second round of improvements will soon begin at Pilgrim Haven Natural Area.

The $140,000 project is expected to begin July 1 and includes paving of the existing gravel parking lot, installation of two new toilets, new walkways and benches, creation of a rain garden and installation of a kayak rack to serve individuals who want to kayak on the Lake Michigan Water Trail that runs adjacent to Pilgrim Haven.