GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) - While the skies over much of West Michigan were cloudy most of Saturday it was a different story along the lakeshore.
Skies were clear and the sun was out. It created a picture-perfect day in Grand Haven drawing thousands to the beach.
Kathy Hardy said her daughter and her daughter's family, including her two granddaughters, made the drive out from Ada to spend the day at the lake.
"Before the girls go back to school, to have a little bit of fun doing Pronto Pups, Dairy Treat and probably pizza at Fricano's. And the kids wanted to go swimming in this beautiful lake," said Hardy.
Her granddaughters Ella and Addie Stauffer said they are trying to enjoy this weekend as much as they can. They are not necessarily looking forward to hitting the books next week when school starts for them again.
"My grandma and grandpa live here so we come out here a lot," said Ella.
Hardy said they are taking in what they can, soaking up the last bit of summer.
"It's just fun to do things like this. Come and enjoy Grand Haven, it is gorgeous," said Hardy.
Up the road a bit in downtown Grand Haven businesses are hoping this beautiful weekend will fill their stores with one last summer rush.
"Every Labor Day we have to over staff because there are just so many people," said Amanda Molenkamp who manages the Mackinaw Kite Company store.
Something new on the shelves this summer at the Mackinaw Kite Company store, Love Michigan merchandise, and Molenkamp said it's brining in new people and is flying off the shelves.
"In the summertime we have a lot of people form Chicago, and Florida, and Kentucky and Texas, I mean just everywhere. So many people," said Molenkamp.
In front of a festive downtown crowd at Rosa Parks Circle.
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