WEST MICHIGAN SPRING ACTIVITIES

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WALKING/HIKING

Check out a new park or trail in your area

It is okay if you do not get very far if you have little children.

Find a spot to play and explore.  

My Top 5 Trails in West Michigan for Families:

1. Saugatuck State Dunes

2. Upper Macatawa Nature Preserve

3. Riley Trails

4. Empire Bluff Trail

5. Ludington State Park

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PLAYGROUNDS

As the weather is warming up its a great time to check out your favorite or new playground.  

My Top 5 Playgrounds in West Michigan:

1. Holland State Park 

2. YMCA in Grand Haven

3. Huizinga Park in Zeeland

4. Waterfront Park in Ludington

5. Drenthe Grove Park in Zeeland

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PICNIC

Pack a Picnic, Go on walk, and stop and have lunch/dinner.  It is so simple but yet our kids think its a treat!

Top 5 Picnic Spots:

1. Ludington State Park along the River

2. Van Raalte Farm Park - boardwalk leads to a river with a nice spot!

3.  Holland State Park - lots of picnic tables along the channel

4. Pilgrim Haven - grassy area over looking Lake Michigan

5. Saugatuck State Park - pinic table availble or a lot of great logs on the north trail!

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BIKING

Get the kids back on their bikes and let them get some excersize and energy out

My Favorite places to bike with littles:

1. Upper Mac - Trail South of the parking lot.   Very flat and perfect for my 3 year old

 

OUTDOOR DISCOVERY CENTER

This nature preserve has so many things for families of any age.

Located at:

4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423

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Nature Playscape

Zip Lines

Bear Dens

Eagle Nest

Spider Web

And More

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Lots of Trails that are stroller friendly

Birds of Prey
Injured Birds who can no longer survive in the wild
Eagles, Owls, Hawks and More

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Catch and Release Fishing
Located in the back of the visitor center

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BIRD FEEDER

Birds are starting to migrate back north.  Make them a treat as a "Welcome Home"

Supplies:

Pinecones (Find on your next walk)

Peanut Butter

Bird Seed

String

Scissors

Pan

Tie a string at the top of the pinecone

Spread the pinecone with peanut butter

Roll in Birdseed

Hang in the tree

Watch the birds come in

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