Holly State Recreation Area

Holly, Michigan

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Nearly 8,000 acres of park straddle Dixie Highway and I-75 east of Holly. This park is a popular destination for swimming, camping, mountain biking, paddling, fishing, and disc golf. Hikers know it as a great place for a walk in the woods, with rolling hills, woodland lakes, and open prairies. The unique quality of this hike becomes evident as the trail begins to rise. Once following close to the shore, south of the lakes the trail climbs to the bluffs above the water. The trail connects several picnic areas and boat launches that provide tables for resting, drinking water, and restrooms. The trail continues around to our starting point. From the causeway, as you walk back to the car, you can see the beach on Heron Lake in the distance. If you’ve thought ahead and brought your bathing suit, a dip in the lake is a great way to cool off from the hike.
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by Matt Forster (Falcon Guides)

Nearly 8,000 acres of park straddle Dixie Highway and I-75 east of Holly. This park is a popular destination for swimming, camping, mountain biking, paddling, fishing, and disc golf. Hikers know it as a great place for a walk in the woods, with rolling hills, woodland lakes, and open prairies.

The unique quality of this hike becomes evident as the trail begins to rise. Once following close to the shore, south of the lakes the trail climbs to the bluffs above the water. The trail connects several picnic areas and boat launches that provide tables for resting, drinking water, and restrooms. The trail continues around to our starting point. From the causeway, as you walk back to the car, you can see the beach on Heron Lake in the distance. If you’ve thought ahead and brought your bathing suit, a dip in the lake is a great way to cool off from the hike.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Holly
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Holly State Recreation Area, 8100 Grange Hall Rd., Holly, MI 48442; (248) 634-8811; michigan.gov/holly
Local Maps: TOPO! CD: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, disc 4; trail map available at the park office, at the old welcome kiosk near park entrance, and on website.
Driving Directions: Directions to Holly State Recreation Area

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