Sandy Beach of Baw Beese Lake Hillsdale MI

Sandy Beach is a public park on the Eastern shore of Lake Baw Beese in Hillsdale Michigan. It has been a summer destination for generations of folks from Hillsdale County. It is located near the end of the Southbound paved portion of the Baw Beese Trail.  This is where many local residents learned to swim as children.
Hillsdale Rotary Club has taken on the challenge of rejuvenating the landmark park. They have completed phase one of the renovation project which includes the addition of picnic tables and a shelter. Shade trees have been planted and a walking path is newly paved. 650 tons of Lake Michigan sand has been trucked in from South Haven to improve the quality of the beach. Video surveillance cameras have been installed to curb vandalism.


Funding for phase 2 is underway. The goal is to raise enough money to erect a new concessions building and public restrooms with hopes of also addressing an extension to the roadway and paving the parking lot. Phase 3 hopes to address volleyball pits, an extension to the Baw Beese Trail, canoe/kayak rentals, and music.


The Rotary Club is working with the Hillsdale Community Foundation to accept donations and pledges to complete all three phases of this huge project. They are about a third of the way into completing their fundraising goal of $200,000 for the next phase.
Sandy Beach is located about 15 minutes from the Munro House B&B in Jonesville. It is a great place to swim, relax, and enjoy the weather.
Mike Venturini
Jonesville Michigan Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper
“Life is good in Jonesville”

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