Om and I wanted to see the rest of the Lakeshore Connector Trail from Holland to Grand Haven, and we managed to schedule it for today. We began at Holland State Park, where the Holland Lighthouse guards the channel to Macatawa Lake.
After our other ride, we learned that we actually got off the Lakeshore Trail for part of the ride. There are a lot of paved bike paths near Holland. So today we went all the way to Holland, rode north on the Lakeshore Trail to the tip of a triangle of paths, and then turned and took the trail along Butternut Avenue back to Holland.
Just like last time, the trail is near the road, with beautiful large estates on the lake side.
This is just part of a decoration on one wall. I liked it... no other reason.
This southern half of the Lakeshore Connector Trail was a lot more fun to ride than the northern section. All the homes were farther back from the road, and the trail itself had quite a few little dips and hills. Om wanted to ride back the same way, because it WAS fun, but I held out for the different route.
We rode for 2 1/2 hours, which was perfect. Everything was just about perfect! The weather, the bikes worked great. Then we went to the Ottawa Beach Inn for an early dinner. We had chargrilled chicken breasts. They were yummy too.
Tomorrow... well, of course... fall colors and more that we saw on the way.
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