Holland is on the shores of Lake Michigan, and is bordered by the much smaller Lake Macatawa.
Lake Michigan is approximately 118 miles wide and 307 miles long. The beaches at South Haven, Holland and Grand Haven state parks are some of the best in the world. From April through October, Lake Michigan ports offer great salmon fishing and perch fishing. Lake Michigan also offers swimming, surfing, snorkeling, water skiing and tubing for people of all ages.
Located in Holland is the famous “Big Red” lighthouse shining from the southern pier. Enjoy sunsets by walking the piers between Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan! Weekends are great to have a picnic and watch the large luxury boats come through the channels at Holland, South Haven, and Grand Haven state parks.
Lake Macatawa is a large inland lake fed by the Black River and is connected to Lake Michigan by a navigation channel. Lake Macatawa is a great lake for boating, fishing, and jet skiing. Lake Macatawa is lined by luxury homes. Lake Macatawa is approximately 6 miles long and 1.25 miles wide. Most of the lake is 6 to 12 feet deep with a shipping channel that is over 30 feet deep.
There are numerous boat launches, parks, marinas, yacht clubs and restaurants around Lake Macatawa. There are also board walks and fishing piers on both sides of the lake. A beautiful dune with a boardwalk with 157 steps leads to breathtaking views of Big Red, Lake Michigan, and Lake Macatawa at “Mount Pisgah” on the north side of Lake Macatawa near Holland State Park.