Last weekend we had another camping weekend away, this one was directly West across the State of Michigan, to Holland on the shores of Lake Michigan. Just so you can see what I’m talking about here’s a map, showing where I live (C) in relation to both Holland (D) and Petoskey (B). I put Petoskey in for good measure as we go there every year and it’s also on the shores of Lake Michigan but much further North.
One of the things we love to do when we’re in Holland is to sample the Farmer’s Market. And it’s really rather special at the beginning of the Fall with the pumpkins, flowers and seasonal fresh fruit and veggies. It’s a great market anytime of the year, it runs from May right through to December.
After we returned from the market we went for a walk along the large sand dunes separating the campground from Lake Michigan to walk up an appetite for lunch as there was also coffee and cake at the market too!
Sunday was much cooler and cloudier. After packing up the camp and getting some exercise in the form of a quick 14 mile bike ride, we wandered about by the lake before heading home again.
The State park where we camp doesn’t close until the last weekend in October, so if the weather stays nice we’re planning on one last trip there before winter sets in. Failing that I’d really like to go in December when they hold their Christmas market, just for the fun of it.
I’ve posted about Holland twice before if you’d like to see more photos: