A quintessential Michigan beach town known for its beaches and dunes.
Nestled between Grand Rapids and Lake Michigan, Holland is a quaint town long known as a vacation destination. Here, you’ll encounter authentic Dutch experiences, including windmill gardens and tulip fields, while being within a short distance from the massive Lake Michigan coastline, which offers a bounty of beach camping, state parks, boating opportunities, and so much more.
This is a well-known state park that delivers on its popularity. One reason to love this park is because it’s very large, so there’s lots of room to find your own space to spread out. This is also a family-friendly park that’s great for kids, with tons of places to rent and camp nearby. Park outside of the park and walk in for free, or buy an annual park pass.
At Saugatuck Dunes State Park, you can enjoy 2.5 miles of shoreline complete with coastal dunes. There are four trails you can take to reach Lake Michigan, which offer the chance to explore tall dunes and rare ecosystems. Visitors here also love birdwatching, hiking, swimming, and enjoying nature.
Another great way to enjoy the coast of Lake Michigan is to visit Tunnel Park. Here, you can take a tunnel through a large dune to the shore. Additionally, there’s a dune playground that includes picnic amenities, restrooms, and grills.
Lake Michigan will certainly have ice on it during winter, so the best times to visit are in the summer from June through September.