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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

More of the Lakeshore Connector Trail

Holland Lighthouse

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.

Lakeshore Connector Trail

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.

Lakeshore Connector Trail

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.

Ottawa Beach Inn

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.

See Biking Date


Ann said...

A perfect day. Love that second picture, what a great place to ride.

rainfield61 said...

You always have a good day!

RNSANE said...

What a pleasant outing you two had. The leaves are changing and it looked like it would have been a very crisp and pleasant day. Dinner at the Inn was a nice reward for your efforts@

jeanlivingsimple said...

I so enjoy your outdoor hikes and bike rides. The photos are always a plus. Hey...I like the wall decoration.

The Oceanside Animals said...

That looks like just the sort of ride I used to love in New York, and that we don't have in San Diego.

spinninglovelydays said...

I always enjoy reading about your quality days. I have to see your area of the world some day (we mostly stick to the west coast when we visit), it's gorgeous!

Duxbury Ramblers said...

What a perfect area for a bike, I think it's one of the best ways to travel and see the sights and the plus is you can stop anywhere. The leafy avenue looks so inviting.

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