The western shores of Michigan are famously beautiful year-round. During summer, their sandy beaches are packed with vacationers. But they’re just as nice, albeit a bit chillier, in Spring or Fall. Saugatuck Dunes State Park has a stretch of open beach worth the hike through the woods. A quick easy drive from Holland, but far away from the madding crowds of Tulip Fest.

Saugatuck Dunes State Park
6575 138th Ave,
Holland, MI 49423