Holly State Recreation Area Professional Review and Guide
"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."