This semester, I did a lot of adventuring. It’s one of my new favorite things. I’ve been coming to Holland since I was 10 years old, but there’s always so much more to explore and discover! Here are some of my favorite places I went for the first time this semester!
Over Fall Break, I discovered a super cute coffeeshop in Grand Haven called Jumpin’ Java. I love everything I’ve ever ordered there and it’s so cute. It’s usually not too busy either, so it’s the perfect place to do homework.
Somehow, I went all of last year without realizing how many awesome adventure spots Holland has. I loved visiting Sanctuary Woods this fall. It is so beautiful and such a relaxing place to take a hike!
The new Spring Sweet
Spring Sweet, one of my favorite stores in downtown Holland, recently made the move onto 8th Street and I LOVE their new store! It’s so beautiful and right on the same street with all the other stores now. So nice!
Saugatuck Dunes State Park
Saugatuck Dunes State Park is pretty neat. I had a ton of fun exploring there with my boyfriend Larry a few months ago!
Pro tip: Stay on the trails to prevent getting lost. Seems obvious, but…
This is a pretty well-known spot for Hope students, but I had never been there before RA training this fall! It is a beautiful beach and I really enjoyed spending an evening there with friends.
I’ve listened to my friends raving about The Biscuit for the past year, and I finally tried it this November! It was everything I hoped for and it is super cute inside. Such a perfect spot for a cozy midday meal.
Ditto is another place I’ve been hearing about for a while but had just never made it to. It lives up to the hype! It’s an awesome upscale resale store at affordable prices. I’ve gotten awesome gently used clothes here from brands like J. Crew and Ralph Lauren, and the proceeds go to Holland Christian and Zeeland Christian schools. It’s such a great place!
“He will feed his flock like a shepherd.
He will carry the lambs in his arms,
holding them close to his heart.
He will gently lead the mother sheep with
– Isaiah 40:11