Holland State Park


My husband Greg loves to fish and it was so much fun to watch him teach the girls how to put the bait on a hook and try fishing for the first time. My daughter Shea was so brave!  Those nightcrawlers didn’t bother her one little bit as she gave them to her Daddy to put on the hooks. My older daughter Dunovan tried her hand at casting and both girls did a great job!  By the way, we got all of our supplies at Mac Baits Shop where my husband was thrilled with the selection and enjoyed the advice of the owner, Jerry Doornewerd.


When you finish with fishing, you’ll want to visit and get great photos of the Big Red Lighthouse. You can get the perfect shot of Big Red from the pier and if you time it right, you can catch the sun in the perfect spot. If you want to get some good tips on how to find that magical time of day to take photos, check out this article I found by Photography Concentrate…hope it helps you too!


We did a lot of research for the show! Though we couldn’t visit every destination, we did want to show you what else we found.

Perhaps you want to get a little more adventurous while you are on Lake Michigan? Well, Outpost of Holland offers Stand Up Paddling Lessons!  Since 1972, Outpost has sold men’s and women’s clothing, outerwear, shoes, tents, trail footwear and…stand up paddle boards.  What better way to try out the gear that they offer than to take a paddle board lesson offered on Tuesday nights and Saturday mornings, from June to September on Lake Macatawa?  Have a blast with your family learning this fun water sport. I highly recommend that you try this and don’t be scared! Very experienced instructors train you!

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