Macatawa Greenway Trail 1.0

Working with our partners in the Holland Area, the Parks & Recreation Commission is developing a multi-use trail along the Macatawa River that will connect Paw Paw Park, Adams Street Landing, and Upper Macatawa Natural Area to the Fred Meijer Kenowa Trail in Zeeland Charter Township, downtown Holland, and the Lake Michigan shoreline.

In partnership with the Outdoor Discovery Center the Parks & Recreation Commission developed the Macatawa Green Trail 1.0. This initial effort provides trailhead maps and wayfinding along a designated route through the greenway. It will utilize existing non-motorized paths, bike lanes, and sidewalks to provide a safe cycling route through the Holland area. Nearly 30 miles in total, the route will connect over a dozen park spaces and nature preserves together and to local communities.

While more work must be done to accomplish the overall greenway vision, this first step will provide a visible reminder of the connections we are trying to make between people and nature along the Macatawa River.

Park improvements will continue at Paw Paw Park (West), a park on the Macatawa Greenway in 2020, including the complete removal and repaving of the main parking loop along with new curbing and pavement markings.

About the Author

Jessica VanGinhoven

Jessica is the media contact for the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Department: jvanginhoven@miottawa.org, (616) 994-4716