Lakeshore Trail in Holland, MI

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Favorite Grand Rapids Bike Trails for All Ages

Family bike ride season is here! Training wheels or not, if you have a way to transport bikes to a different location, you’ll have miles of Michigan to explore.

You can do an easy 1- or 2-mile ride on a paved path, or venture out for something longer or more difficult. There are many Grand Rapids bike trails that hook up to other parks or scenic areas, and some even include ice cream pitstops (think Rockford or Caledonia trails).

One local family loves biking the White Pines Trail at Comstock Park and riding to Rockford for dinner and then topping it off with ice cream at the end of the trip back in Comstock Park.

Hard core mountain bikers will enjoy bike trails like Merrell Trail or Wahlfield Park. Just search for “moderate” paths from the list below and get ready to ride!

West Michigan Bike Trails You’ll Love

Grand Rapids bike trails are found in local parks, state parks, or are part of a larger network of trails that interconnect.

Search by location, trail make-up or difficulty level and get ready to feel that cool breeze on your face as you explore West Michigan!

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About Lakeshore Trail

Address: 2215 Ottawa Beach Rd Holland, MI 49424

Lakeshore Trail is 20 miles of rolling hills, curves and beautiful sights.

It follows Lakeshore Drive and connects Grand Haven State Park to Holland State Park. It also crosses through beach parks and natural areas - Rosy Mound, Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.

Because the trail runs along Lakeshore Drive, pedestrians and bikers should watch out for cars coming in and out on driveways in residential areas.

Lots of activities along the way to break up your walk or ride - beaches, parks, dunes, playgrounds and more. Parking is available at several of the parks.

Good access points are Holland State Park, Rosy Mound, Kirk Park and Tunnel Park.

Trail Difficulty: Moderate

The Walking Path at Lakeshore Trail

Trail is 20 miles of asphalt and offers lots of rolling hills, which makes it more moderate in difficulty. It is more of a roadside trail than a nature trail.

Lakeshore Trail Features

  • Accessible
  • Dog Friendly
  • Free Admission
  • Good for Rollerblading
  • Lake or River
  • Paved Walking Path
  • Paved Bike Path


Stroller-Friendly? Yes, all or most areas

Time of Year? Open all year

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1 thought on “Lakeshore Trail in Holland, MI”

  1. What a great list! I love riding bikes with my family and it will be fun to have some new destinations in mind. It is a bit of work right now because we have a tag-along plus a Burley and then our 2 adult bikes and 1 child bike to transport- that means we do a lot of neighborhood rides. Do you have any tips on how to get so much gear from point a to point b easily?

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