This mostly wooded 20-acre site includes a mature beech-maple-hemlock forest, a steep dune formation, and 738’ of Lake Michigan frontage. Improvements completed in 2012 include a paved parking area, modern restrooms, a barrier-free trail loop, and an extensive series of stairs and boardwalks traversing the dune and providing access to the sandy beach. Decks provide seating and views of Lake Michigan and host a display highlighting the property as the site of a scene from the Tom Hanks movie, “Road to Perdition.”
Amenities & Activities ~
-Swimming beach (NO LIFEGUARDS)-Hiking trails & boardwalks-Stairways & decks with scenic views of Lake Michigan-Picnic tables-Modern restrooms-Paved parking area
*Barrier free facilities include parking lot, restrooms, and picnic tables. Some trails are wheelchair accessible and all stairs are designed to be ADA accessible.
Park HoursOpen April 1 until the first snowfall: 7am to 10pm
Dog PolicyDue to the narrow paths, stairways, boardwalks and trails, dogs are not allowed at Olive Shores. Dog policies vary from park to park, so please check each park’s webpage carefully for rules. Leader dogs for persons with disabilities are permitted.