If you happen to run out of things to do in Holland--not an easy feat--you might want to trek to the surrounding communities for some other enjoyable diversions. In Saugatuck and Douglas, hop on a dune schooner, take a paddleboat ride down the Kalamazoo River, or enjoy the lively arts scene. Or try Fennville for a slice of apple pie or a u-pick experience at Crane's Orchards and wine tasting at Fenn Valley Winery.
Just east of Holland is Zeeland, where the whole family will enjoy places like the Critter Barn and annual events like the Pumpkinfest and the Holiday Train Show. Grand Haven is north of Holland, and has a waterfront downtown with the world's largest musical fountain. Just south in West Olive are the acres of dunes, woods and breathtaking Michigan shoreline of Rosy Mound Park, Kirk Park, and Olive Shores Park.
No matter where you venture around Holland and the surrounding area, you're sure to reutn home with cherished memories- and plans for your next visit!
The Crane family Michigan fruit orchards in Fennville Michigan is the heart of the state's fruit belt. Enjoy the Pie Pantry Restaurant for home-cooked food, dessert and fresh-pressed cider.
The Critter Barn is a delightful place to meet bunnies, ducklings, chicks, calves, hogs, goats, donkeys, cats and sheep. Milk a goat or bottle feed a kid. Collect eggs in the chicken coop. Visit the
For a great golf course near Holland, head down the beautiful wilderness of the Allegan State Game Area. Nestled in 250 acres of oak and pine-clad sandhills, Diamond Springs is a dramatic setting.
A jaunt south of Holland, is Fenn Valley, one of West Michigan's premiere wineries. They offer several ways for you to experience their wines and better understand the effect Lake Michigan has on
Rosy Mound is a classic Great Lakes dune system inclduing high wooded dunes, foredunes, a beach and a dune blowout. A .7 mile (one way) hiking trail from teh parking area to the Lake Michigan
Enjoy a leisurely, narrated cruise aboard the Star of Saugatuck II, an old-fashioned stern wheeler paddleboat. Cruising the Kalamazoo River, catch a glimpse of wildlife in their natural habitat along
No trip to Western Michigan is complete without a visit to the famous Dune Schooner Rides of Saugatuck, located just 15 minutes South of Holland. Discover the slopes and valleys of the natural
A day-use park along a secluded strip of Lake Michigan shoreline, Saugatuck Dunes State Park offers 2.5 miles of shoreline. The park has fresh water coastal dunes that you can explore through a
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