Lake Michigan's shoreline will welcome residents and visitors this summer who want to stroll alongside Grand Haven's long awaited pier catwalk.

According to the Associated Press, the iconic catwalk will return to its former home over the South Pier before July 26th.  The reinstallation will begin in May.

The city opted to remove the century old catwalk in 2016 before the Army Corps of Engineers began a $2.1 million project to rebuild the pier.  The South Pier reopened last August after being delayed by record high water levels in Lake Michigan.

The work should be complete ahead of the reinstallation, which begins next month.  When you're out on a boat and you see the pier and the catwalk, you know that you're home.

I can't tell you how many times my wife Lori and I have made special trips to the Grand Haven area.   It's such a beautiful area with plenty of fun for everyone.  The beautiful beaches, shopping, and soon to be walking the iconic pier catwalk.