The Lakeshore Trail is Ottawa County’s showpiece. The 20-mile paved pedestrian path runs parallel to Lakeshore Drive andoffers many recreational opportunities along the way. Aside from the famous state parks at either end, the trail travels through three Ottawa County beach parks and natural areas: Rosy Mound Natural Area, Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.
Along the route, the trail follows a ridge of rolling dunes surrounded by a protective canopy of shady trees. Tunnel Park and Holland State Park are good access points if you would like to begin your trek from the south. At the north end of the trail, Rosy Mounds Natural Area offers the easiest access. Kirk Park is a great midway point with a beautiful beach, nature trails, parking, restrooms, and picnic and playground areas.A boardwalk along Pigeon Creek, south of Kirk Park, offers great views of a pristine wetland and natural area. Just south of the Pigeon Creek, analternate eastern spur of the trail follows Butternut Drive to downtown Holland.
HoursDawn to dusk
Cost(s)No fees unless you are parking at a park that requires a day pass.