Michigan: Holland and “Big Red”, I’m back!!!

The last stop on my recent day of Michigan lighthouse, beach and park hopping along Lake Michigan was Holland. It followed Musekgon and Grand Haven. Being at Holland State Park, before on this visit I decided to capture some shots first out on the open sandy sidewalk heading towards the north pier.

Holland, Michigan, Holland State Park beach, Lake Michigan

The sand retreated off the sidewalk onto the beach as I got closer and I soon wound up on…

Holland, Michigan, Holland State Park beach, Lake Michigan

Holland, Michigan, Holland State Park beach, Lake Michigan

…the narrow bridge that lead to the pier.

Holland, Michigan, north pier, Lake Michigan

The end of the walking and North Pier Light were in sight.

Holland, Michigan, north pier, Lake Michigan

The narrow pier has no barriers and rocks on both sides. The wind had died down from earlier in the day so it was a stress free walk out on the open pier! πŸ™‚

Holland, Michigan, north pier, Lake Michigan

The pier widens right before the light. I got some closeup shots.

Holland, Michigan, north pier light, Lake Michigan

Holland, Michigan, north pier light, Lake Michigan

Holland, Michigan, north pier light, Lake Michigan

Doing a 180, I see rocks up close, the path traveled and the popular and beautiful “Big Red” Lighthouse.

Holland, Michigan, Big Red lighthouse, Lake Michigan

On the walk back I captured some more shots of “Big Red” which sits opposite the Holland Channel.

Holland, Michigan, Big Red lighthouse, Lake Michigan

What is it with those park benches?! They’re everywhere I tell ya. Of course in a romantic spot. πŸ™‚

Holland, Michigan, Big Red lighthouse, park bench, Lake Michigan

It was a great early afternoon walk reacquainting myself with “Big Red” and the beach, north pier and Lake Michigan in Holland. No doubt I will be back again soon.

To get more information on everything, as well as photos from my previous visits checkout Michigan: Holland State Park and the β€œBig Red” Lighthouse.

Checkout the fun I had at my previous stops on this day again in Michigan: Back to Grand Haven Lighthouse I Go and Michigan: Coastal Muskegon on a Winter Day.

What lighthouse, pier and beach setups have you come across in your travels that you would recommend?

4 responses to “Michigan: Holland and “Big Red”, I’m back!!!

  1. How funny! I went to Holland, Michigan in March one year. (What was I thinking!!) It was so cold and windy that the sand was piled up everywhere and people had “Free Sand” signs stuck in their yards. I had no idea there were sidewalks. πŸ™‚

    • II’ve seen the sand take over roads, sidewalks and more at other beaches along Lake Michigan. πŸ™‚ Fun to photo capture, not so much for those that live there. Love seeing the sand dunes and piles in Holland in the summer months though, beautiful!

  2. Always great to see photos of beaches and lighthouses along Lake Michigan. Have to get up there this year.

    • Hope you do make it, so many great small-towns alongside the beaches and lighthouses! Need to explore more on your side of the lake.

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