The underrated and charming area of Macatawa is a small-time getaway to escape the beaten path. Macatawa’s proximity to its namesake, Lake Macatawa, gives it plenty of activities and scenery for you and your family to enjoy. With beaches, parks, trails and other pastimes, Macatawa’s small town charm can be a peaceful retreat.
Macatawa and the surrounding area has a myriad of activities for you to enjoy. Lake Macatawa itself is an activity, as you can walk around the lake and enjoy the water. Lake Macatawa even has a campground that is part of Holland State Park. The grassy and woodlands sites are a great place to get adventurous with the family. Holland State Park also has a beautiful, clean sandy beach where you can spend the day. Let yourself relax with sunsets, sailing and swimming. The Ottawa bike trail runs through the park, with 25 miles of paved trails for you to enjoy. You can even see the Holland Harbor Light, or Big Red, which is a lighthouse at the tip of Macatawa. Enjoy what nature has to offer in Michigan!
Macatawa is close to some nearby big cities that will spark your imagination. A forty five minute drive will take you to Grand Rapids, the second largest city in Michigan, and on the Grand River. Right here in River City, you can visit the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. From early in the morning until well into the evening, you can experience the mixture of nature and man-made wonders, as the sculptures and horticulture interweave. With waterfalls and scenery for adults to take joy in, there are also interactive activities for kids. Next, see the restored Meyer May House in Furniture City, where you can find a free tour and movie about Frank Lloyd Wright (the famous architect). Two and a half hours away from Macatawa will get you to Chicago, the Windy City itself, and the hub of the midwest. Chicago is known for its blues, jazz, shopping and deep dish pizza. See the skyscrapers downtown! Experience the Art Institute of Chicago, with its large collection of impressionist and surrealist work — just like in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Visit Millennium Park, where urban art and the city meet nature. There, see the iconic Bean, as your trip to Chicago is incomplete without it.
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Getting around Macatawa, when you’re not walking around the lake or beaches, is best done by car. Rent a car to simplify your trip and to explore the area at your convenience. The Macatawa Area Express (MAX) runs until 10pm, for your public transportation needs, in case you’d rather not drive. There is also more public transportation, such as trains, in the nearby city of Holland.
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