Michigan. America’s high-five.
Surrounded by the five Great Lakes, Michigan boasts more than 3,200 miles of freshwater coastline, the longest in the nation, which is the second-longest coastline of any state, after Alaska.
Since we’re a Michigan-based company, we couldn’t resist showing our love for one of the greatest places on earth – Holland, Michigan.
Not to be confused with The Netherlands, Holland, MI is located on Michigan’s west coast, right on Lake Michigan. Well-known for its Dutch heritage, Holland has the small-town feel you want, with the tourist attractions you need.
Named one of America’s Prettiest Towns in 2013 by Forbes Magazine, Holland is home to many beautiful attractions and festivals, including the Tulip Time Festival.
The Tulip Time Festival, which was created as a way for Dutch members of the community to celebrate their heritage, recently celebrated its 90th anniversary, and visitors from all over the United States come to see the nearly 5 million tulips that have been planted around the city.
Parades, Dutch dance performances, and artisan markets pop up throughout the nine-day festival, delighting the nearly 500,000 people who attend the festival each year.
When in Holland, you can also visit other local attractions, like the Dutch Village, Windmill Island Gardens, and the DeKlomp Wooden Shoe and Delftware Factory.
Perhaps the largest attraction in Holland is Holland State Park, located on beautiful Lake Michigan.
The state park is a perfect sandy paradise – featuring volleyball courts, BBQ pits, a pier, and designated spots for fishing, walking, and absolutely stunning sunset views.
Just around the corner (and visible from the state park) is The Big Red Lighthouse, one of Michigan’s most photographed lighthouses. Dating back to 1872, the lighthouse sits on the south side of the Holland Channel. The lighthouse can best be viewed by heading out to the end of the north pier or climbing up the 157-foot-tall dune, Mt. Pisgah.
The state park also features two large campgrounds, with both grassy, wooded, and paved sites, with full hook-up sites available. The campgrounds are extremely close to many bike paths, beaches, and metal detecting areas. And for the boating families, there’s a pier boat launch less than one mile away!
If you’re ready to start planning your trip to Holland, Michigan, check out the resources below!
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