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Ferrysburg is situated in Ottawa County and was founded in 1857. The city is bounded by Spring Lake and the Grand River, which have contributed to its maritime history. Major thoroughfares in the area include North Shore Drive and Ridge Street, making it accessible to other parts of Michigan. Ferrysburg is known for its water-related recreational activities, facilitated by its proximity to major bodies of water. Landmarks in the area include Coast Guard Park and William Ferry Park, both of which are popular spots for outdoor activities. The city is part of the Grand Haven Area Public Schools district. Due to its smaller size, Ferrysburg has a close-knit community atmosphere.