Shake Off Winter with a Lake Michigan Spring Getaway

Michigan spring at a beach in Holland, Michigan.
Golden sands meet historic charm at Holland State Park, where the Big Red Lighthouse stands as a beacon of beauty and history. Discover this and more Spring adventures in this latest blog post about the bucket list things to do in Holland, Mi.

While it may not seem like it, the Lake Michigan spring will be here in a matter of weeks. Anyone who has spent time on “The North Coast” during the winter months can tell you why we’re so excited about longer days and warmer weather. But as beautiful as the snow-covered landscape can be, spring signifies a highly-anticipated departure from cold air and bitter wind chills. Needless to say, our joy will intensify as the ice melts! And as we inch closer to winter’s end, there’s no better time to start thinking about things to do in West Michigan this spring than now!

5 Things to Add to Your West Michigan Spring Bucket List

With so many unique things to do in West Michigan after the snow and ice are gone, it’s no wonder spring is a fantastic time of year. Our slice of the Lake Michigan shore has a lot to offer for everyone, from city dwellers looking for a break from the noise to families hoping to shake off winter. Below, we’ll share a few things you can add to your West Michigan Spring bucket list.

Go Biking Along Lake Michigan

With over 100 miles of bike-friendly pathways around Grand Haven, the easily-accessible West Michigan tourist hub is a hidden gem for cyclists. The Lakeshore Connector Path is a 20-mile paved corridor connecting two beloved West Michigan beach towns, Holland and Grand Haven. The biggest draw to this bike path is you can go from Grand Haven State Park to Holland State Park in one route. Other noteworthy bike paths include the Grand River Explorers Trail, Lakeside Trail, and Tri-Cities Connector Path.

Explore the Beaches

A wide-angle view of Oval Beach in West Michigan.You might think Michigan spring is too cold to hang out at the beach. Still, there’s something to be said for having fewer people taking up space on the shoreline. Empty beaches take on a new persona that any photographer, artist, or sightseeing enthusiast can appreciate. Check out our Best Beaches in West Michigan blog for a few ideas!

Work on Your Golf Game — Indoors

Many people may not realize it, but West Michigan is an excellent place for a golf vacation. Although some courses will be open as soon after the snow melts, some players will want to avoid soggy fairways. Thankfully, LiveGolf at Muskegon Country Club gives golfers the unique opportunity to brush up on their drives, chip shots, and putts in a controlled environment. Visit their website to see if you want to take a swing at it!

Visit the Holland Aquatic Center

Look no further than the Holland Aquatic Center if you and your crew can’t wait for summer to get in the water. This world-class water facility offers various features, such as a 50-meter competition pool. Your group will also love the warm-water lap pool, gigantic indoor water slide, and a welcoming “Splash Zone.” There’s something for everyone!

Set Your Clocks to Tulip Time

One of West Michigan’s most outstanding spring events is the Tulip Time Festival 2024in Holland. In addition to the iconic tulips found throughout the city, guests and visitors alike can enjoy a series of concerts, parades, and family-friendly activities. And the best part is Tulip Time Festival is a week-long celebration, making planning more manageable!

Unsalted West Michigan Spring Vacation Rentals

Slice of Heaven Lake Michigan vacation rental.Now you have an overview of some fun things to do during the West Michigan spring season. So it’s time to find a place to stay and start planning your itinerary! Choose from an astounding variety of options from Unsalted Vacation Rentals.

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