Outdoor Activities in Holland, Michigan

Whether engulfing yourself in all the nature surrounding the town, soaking up the sun on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan,  or taking part in some shopping on Eighth Street, there are plenty of things to do outdoors in Holland, Michigan for all visitors.  Being rich in Dutch heritage, Holland creates an experience like no other with loads to explore and see.


There are over 150 miles of bike trails that surround the Holland area. Enjoy the lush, scenic paved pathways whether you are looking for some off-road mountain biking or scenic rides around the lakeshore for sight seeing. 

Nature Preserves

There are two nature  centers that cover over 170 acres located in Holland, The Outdoor Discovery Center and DeGraaf Nature Center. Both centers have live animals on site, educational and interactive programs for the family, trails for hiking and exploring, and naturalists to educate and inform.

Farmers Market

Browse and shop local at the Holland Farmers Market.  Open for the season every Wednesday and Saturday starting at 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and located at the Eighth Street Market Place in downtown. The farmers market is home to nearly 100 vendors throughout the season. Proudly featuring only Michigan grown produce and Michigan made goods. 

Blueberry Farm

Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market has fresh, delicious blueberries that they’ve been growing since 1954. Whether you would rather pick them yourself or buy them from the market, enjoy a a fun day in the sun, picking your own fruit and then visiting the bakery for freshly made sweet treats. 

Mount Pisgah

Mount Pisgah is a soaring dune off of Holland State Park with breathtaking panoramic views. At its highest point, the dune is 157 feet above Lake Michigan. Public parking is available at an Ottawa County parking lot near Black Lake Avenue and Ottawa Beach Road.

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