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Lake Michigan
With a surface area of 22,300 square miles -- about half the size of Tennessee - it averages 279 feet deep and reaches 923 feet at its deepest!

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Holland, Michigan

We’re No. 1!

  • According to the 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, there’s no metropolitan area in the country where people feel safer walking alone at night than Holland.

  • Holland also ranked first in the “Access to a safe place to exercise” category.

  • Holland-Grand Haven also placed first in the physical health category


"One of the Happiest Places in the U.S."

Rated #2 in the nation (following Boulder, CO.), Holland, Michigan scored the prize in the 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index.


Holland hosts 2,500,000 visitors a year, and has been named one of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

"With plenty of quaint cafes and unique downtown shops stretching along a scenic lakeshore, the town is the perfect setting for a weekend getaway or a family vacation."
National Trust for Historic Preservation