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  • Dave VanderWoude
    RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
    Windmill Island Gardens is situated on a 36-acre island within the city of Holland, MI,
    near the shores of Lake Macatawa. One of the main highlights of Windmill Island Gardens is the
    De Zwaan Windmill, which is the only authentic, working Dutch windmill in the United States.
    Originally built in the Netherlands in 1761, De Zwaan was dismantled, shipped to the United
    States, and reassembled on Windmill Island in 1965. Visitors can tour the interior of the
    windmill, learn about its history, and witness traditional Dutch milling demonstrations.
  • Dave VanderWoude
    RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
    Ask Dave a question about Holland.
    Holland, MI
    Discover the historical marker in Allegan County showcasing the establishment of Overisel in 1948. Settlers bought land for as low as three dollars per acre! Click the link to learn more.
  • Dave VanderWoude
    RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
    Holland is a city filled with adventure and rich with character. It has remarkable parks, beaches, downtown shops, arcades, roller rinks, or more. Filled with kind smiles, the community is extremely friendly. Visit during the Tulip Festival in May, or in December for the Parade of Lights.
  • Garrett Dennis
    RE/MAX Lakeshore
    Holland, Michigan, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts, boasting a trio of stunning lakes offering many fishing opportunities. Lake Macatawa, Pigeon Lake, and the vast expanse of Lake Michigan provide anglers with a diverse range of fishing experiences, from serene freshwater spots to the vast open waters of Lake Michigan. In this blog post, we'll take you on a journey through these picturesque lakes, exploring their unique fishing opportunities and the natural beauty surrounding them.

    Lake Macatawa: A Serene Fishing Haven

    Lake Macatawa, situated just east of Lake Michigan, is a tranquil inland lake with a perfect setting for a relaxing fishing trip. Spanning approximately 1,700 acres, this picturesque lake teems with various fish species, making it an excellent destination for both seasoned anglers and beginners.

    Fish Species: Lake Macatawa is known for its healthy populations of largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, northern pike, walleye, and a plethora of panfish species such as bluegill, crappie, and perch.

    Fishing Techniques: Anglers can utilize various techniques, including casting along the shorelines, using jigs and soft plastics for bass, or trolling for walleye and pike.

    Pigeon Lake: A Hidden Fishing Gem

    North of Holland and Lake Macatawa, Pigeon Lake is often overlooked but is a fishing paradise. Smaller than its counterparts, Pigeon Lake offers a more intimate fishing experience with equally rewarding catches.

    Fish Species: Pigeon Lake is well-known for its panfish, especially bluegill and perch. Additionally, you may encounter largemouth bass and northern pike while exploring its waters.

    Fishing Techniques: Given its smaller size, Pigeon Lake is best explored on a fishing kayak or a small boat. Light tackle and live bait are popular choices for catching panfish, while bass and pike can be targeted with spinnerbaits and jerk baits.

    Lake Michigan: The Great Waters of Holland

    No visit to Holland, Michigan, would be complete without experiencing the grandeur of Lake Michigan. As one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, Lake Michigan offers boundless opportunities for both shore and deep-water fishing.

    Fish Species: Lake Michigan is a vast ecosystem home to an array of fish species. Depending on the season and location, you may reel in salmon, trout, steelhead, smallmouth bass, and even the elusive lake sturgeon.

    Fishing Techniques: Casting with spoons or crankbaits for shore fishing can yield excellent results. If you're heading out on a charter boat, trolling with downriggers or using specialized gear for salmon and trout is the way to go.

    Conservation and Responsible Fishing

    As we embark on our fishing adventures, it's essential to remember the significance of preserving these beautiful lakes for future generations. Engaging in responsible fishing practices, adhering to local fishing regulations, and practicing catch-and-release when appropriate contribute to conserving these vital ecosystems.

    Holland, Michigan, offers a trifecta of exceptional fishing destinations that cater to anglers of all skill levels. Whether you prefer the tranquility of Lake Macatawa, the intimacy of Pigeon Lake, or the vastness of Lake Michigan, each water body presents its own unique charm and fishing experiences. So, pack your fishing gear, immerse yourself in nature's beauty, and prepare for an unforgettable fishing escapade in the picturesque lakes of Holland, Michigan. Happy fishing!
  • Garrett Dennis
    RE/MAX Lakeshore
    Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, Holland is a hidden gem that seamlessly blends natural beauty with a thriving real estate market. This picturesque city boasts a unique charm that captures the hearts of residents and visitors alike.

    The real estate scene in Holland is nothing short of remarkable. Diverse neighborhoods cater to all lifestyles, from historic homes with character to modern developments with cutting-edge amenities. Whether you seek a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature or a vibrant urban environment with bustling shops and restaurants, Holland has it all.

    One of the city's defining features is its Dutch heritage, evident in its iconic windmills, tulip festivals, and rich cultural traditions. Beyond its delightful aesthetics, Holland offers a stable and growing economy with abundant job opportunities, making it an ideal destination for young professionals and families.

    For outdoor enthusiasts, Holland's natural wonders are a dream come true. Miles of sandy beaches, lush parks, and picturesque waterfronts provide endless opportunities for recreation and relaxation. The enchanting beauty of the seasons is on full display here, with colorful tulip blooms in spring, vibrant foliage in autumn, and snow-capped landscapes in winter.

    Education is a top priority in Holland, with excellent schools and educational resources. Families can rest easy knowing their children are receiving a high-quality education, ensuring a bright future for the community.

    Considering its ideal location between Chicago and Detroit, Holland enjoys the best of both worlds - a tranquil small-town ambiance coupled with easy access to major metropolitan areas.

    In conclusion, Holland, Michigan, is a captivating destination that offers a blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and economic prosperity. Whether you're seeking a forever home or a lucrative investment opportunity, this charming city has something to offer everyone. Embrace the Dutch spirit and discover your dream property in Holland today!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Holland.
    Holland, MI
    Holland has been named one of the happiest places to live. With winter approaching, did you know that our downtown sidewalks are heated so that you can still enjoy the shops and restaurants without the fear of slipping? Just another fun fact that makes Holland great!
  • Kristin Ruther
    RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
    Want to feed the food lover in you? Look no further than Salt & Pepper, which has been serving the people of West Michigan for 10 years. You will find excellent appetizers, with some of the best entrees in this area. Every time that I have eaten there, I've enjoyed excellent service and a very clean environment. They are so accommodating and help with any allergies that you may have. Even those who I know who avoid going out to eat because of allergies feel comfortable eating here because the food is delicious and the chefs take care of their customers. I highly recommend you visit the next time you want to have a date night or a friend's day out. They have something for everyone.
  • Kristin Ruther
    RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
    Ask Kristin a question about Holland.
    Holland, MI
    The Seasoned Home is located in Holland, Michigan. It is so fun to walk throughout charming downtown Holland and stop in the Seasoned Home. It is a great destination for spices, tea, gourmet food, and kitchen accessories. I love exploring all they have in their store. They also have many mixes for simple soups that are made in Michigan, along with a cherry scone mix. In addition to great mixes and teas, they have excellent kitchen accessories and serving ware. The quality of their products speaks for themselves. Be sure to check out Seasoned Home next time you are in downtown Holland!
  • The community of Holland is going Irish for a day! Featuring Irish dancers, bagpipers and kilt-wearers, the 15th annual Downtown Holland St. Patrick's Parade will begin at the 8th Street Marketplace and travel east up 8th Street to the corner of College. Celebrating will continue at New Holland Brewing Company and the Curragh Irish Pub. Come cheer us RE/MAX Lakeshore crazies as we dance along in our Green Tutu's! The parade starts at noon and it's free!
  • Did you know that Holland, MI was ranked one of the happiest places to live in the United States? The ranking was based on a Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Boulder, CO came in first, Holland, MI came in second, and Honolulu came in third.

    Holland's quaint downtown is filled with all sorts of wonderful shops, eateries, and micro-brews and there is no snow or ice on the heated sidewalks and streets of downtown in the winter! The Dutch are so innovative. Also, the people are very giving. Holland has over 100 volunteer-based service organizations which is a huge number for a small town. There also is a strong sense of community and this is another reason why people of Holland continue to smile.

    There is always something happening in Holland! Whether a festival or parade or party, you will find it here. Holland is growing too. A new Multiplex with theaters and restaurants will be open soon in 2019!
  • Are you aware there are 38 (soon to be 40) County Parks? "The Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Commission was formed in 1987 to oversee County Park properties. Today the Parks Commission manages 38 parks and open space's totaling over 6500 acres. These natural resource-based properties offer year round recreational and educational opportunities for people of all ages and ensure the special natural features and rich heritage of Ottawa County will be protected for future generations."

    The parks offer many miles of hiking and trails to access scenic river corridors. The parks are open from March 1 through October 15 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Some parks are closed during the winter, but most remain open October 16 through February 28 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Learn more about our parks at website below.
  • Kristin Ruther
    RE/MAX of Grand Rapids
    The Critter Barn is so much fun for kids of all ages! At special times, there are new births of baby goats. These babies have tons of energy and hop all around. Kids have the opportunity to feed the baby goats a bottle and pet the young animals. Bunnies, chicks, calves, donkeys, and more are all nearby and you'll find your kids pointing and excited to see the next animal. As an added bonus, there is a live nativity at Christmas. Everything is free. Donations are accepted, but not expected. And there is no heavy sales pitch for donations. Come out for an enjoyable day for all of your family!
  • Tulip City! Don't miss the second week in May! This is the 90th year of the festival. Every year the city of Holland hosts the Tulip Festival, complete with wooden shoe dancers and parades! Plenty to do over the celebration period. Lake Michigan beaches are only minutes away and Lake Macatawa is close by! Plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment.

    We're going to "paint the town orange" in celebration of Tulip Time's 90th anniversary in 2019! You will see orange tulips of different varieties in our local parks and throughout the town, along with many events and activities. You can join in the fun of seeing three parades, hundreds of Dutch dancers, national and local entertainment, a Dutch market, an Artisan market, fireworks, and more. Make plans now to join us May 4-12, 2019!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Holland.
    Holland, MI
    Holland is a great place to be! Located right on 8th Street is the historical downtown. The downtown is filled with many shops and places to eat. This town is filled with people in the summer with Lake Michigan only a couple of miles away. In the winter, it even has heated sidewalks! You will definitely want to check Holland out. It is a great place to live!
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Holland.
    Holland, MI
    Holland is a great place to call home! There are many different nature trails and parks, beaches that go for miles, and a historical downtown area filled with shops and eateries. You won't be disappointed by Holland!
  • The Holland Eighth Street Farmers Market is a busy place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in the summertime. It is located at 150 W 8th Street in Holland which is just a block from the downtown shopping. There are over 50 vendors from florists to bakeries. The market also offers many events from cooking classes to kids camps. Follow the link below for more information.
  • Did you know that Holland, MI was ranked one of the happiest towns in the United States? The ranking was based on the 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, released by the Gallup Group. Boulder, CO came in first, Holland, Mi came in second, and Honolulu came in third. More than 353,000 interviews with Americans were interviewed and asked questions about all aspects of their lives including their physical and emotional well-being, healthy behaviors, work environment, and community.

    Can you believe it? I can, with Holland's quaint downtown filled with all sorts of wonderful shops, eateries, and microbrews. One reason to mention why Holland is one of the happiest towns is because it is known as the "City of Churches". Holland has 170 places of worship and even a college named Hope. The churches form an informal network that gets practical help to people who can use a helping hand. Also, the people are very giving, Holland has over 100 volunteer-based service organizations fanned out through the city which is a huge number for a small town. There also is a strong sense of community and this is another reason why people of Holland continue to smile.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Holland.
    Holland, MI
    Park Township is a wonderful community located on Holland's north side. Miles of bike and walking paths make it easy to get to the many parks and of course, beautiful Lake Michigan. Holland State Park and Tunnel Park are two of the most popular parks here. Home prices in Park Township will range from $150,000 to multi-million dollar properties on Lake Michigan.
  • Holland, Michigan is a great place to live and has won many awards to back up that statement! Conveniently located on the west side of the State it is less than three hours to either Chicago, IL or Detroit, MI. This is an affordable area to live with homes prices ranging from $100,000 for a smaller home to $200-300,000 in a more upscale neighborhood association and million dollar properties on Lake Macatawa or Lake Michigan. Make Holland your city of choice!

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