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Visiting West Michigan in the Fall and Winter

Autumn in West Michigan is truly unbeatable. Cooler temperatures during the day are offset by the warm sun but perfect for nighttime bonfires. Experience vibrant color changes and intense sunsets over beautiful Lake Michigan. You may not be spending the days laying on the beach, but there are countless activities to do and sights to see while vacationing in West Michigan during the fall.

Explore the Trails

   There are so many beautiful trails and parks to explore:                   
   Lakeshore Bike Trail - Grand Haven to Holland, 20 miles of paved paths
   Muskegon Lakeshore Trail - 12 miles of paved paths 
   Hofma Preserve - Located in Grand Haven, great for dogs
   Mt. Pisgah - Breathtaking views of Holland (dogs are not allowed)
   Little Sable Point Lighthouse - Located in Mears, walk through the dunes 


Wineries and Breweries

   Check out these local places for tasting and events:
   Odd Sides Ales - Grand Haven
   Lemon Creek Winery - Grand Haven
   New Holland Brewing Co - Holland 
   Pigeon Hill - Muskegon 
   Pleasant Valley Farm - Hart


Orchards and Activites for Kids

  Lewis Farms - Muskegon 
   Crane Orchards - Fennville 
   Robinette's Orchard - Grand Rapids


Winter in West Michigan is pure magic. The towns are decked out in lights and decorations, the shops feature holiday merchandise, the restaurants switch to a winter menu, and the weather is different daily. One morning you may wake up to beautiful white fluffy snow covering the sand, other days the sun will be shining, the grass can be seen, and all you need is a light jacket. No matter what, there are many things that can fill your winter vacation with fun, laughter, and great memories. 

Mulligan's Hollow 

    Mulligan's Hollow in Grand Haven is a great place to spend winter days.They offer different size hills as well as lessons for all! 


Pigeon Creek Park 

   Ski and snowshoe rentals are available once there is enough snow on the ground.Check out their website to learn more!


Holiday Lights 

   Grand Haven Lights kick off middle of November
   Spring Lake Lights usually start end of November 
   Holland Lights usually start Thanksgiving weekend
   Muskegon Lights kick off Thanksgiving weekend


Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

The fun is endless here! From ice skating and hockey, to skiing and luge track; you could spend all day here! Check out their website for all the information. 


Beautiful Relaxing Views

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