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Beautiful woods

Good workout with all the steps. Lovely, quiet woods. We didn't meet lots of people. Does not have... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2017
345jva
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Port Republic, Virginia
Beautiful view from the top

Beautiful view of Lame Michigan from the top. Not at all crowded. Many many steps before you reach... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
Oma44
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MI
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66th Street between 147th Avenue and 32nd, Holland, MI 49423
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We travel to Holland often and it’s Fall so we were looking for outdoor activities. Sanctuary Woods will get your heart pumping, with over 200 steps, you also walk over streams and an overlooking view of Lake Macatawa and Holland State Park. View will be...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the woodsy path. Stairs were fun. Never saw the lake besides through the massive trees. The mosquitos were stalking us throughout the adventure. Only reason we walked the path was to see the water from a high point. Never did...

Thank BarclayB3
Reviewed June 18, 2018

I love climbing the stairs to the 1mile circle path at the top of the hill. This is s wonderful up and down pathway with great overlooks of both Lake Macatawa and Lake Michigan.

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Reviewed May 23, 2018 via mobile

We love Sanctuary Woods! The climb is easier than Mt Pisgah or Mt Baldie. If you continue on the lovely wooded trail at the top, you will see Lake Macatawa & a bit of Lake Michigan. Last time out we even saw a barred owl...More

Thank 120Debra
Reviewed December 31, 2017

The stairs were a challenge to us (mid 60s), but we were able to stop and rest along the way. The path is easy to follow and the footing is usually very good. We hoped to see one of the lakes, but the foliage prevented...More

Thank MarkRBman
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Good workout with all the steps. Lovely, quiet woods. We didn't meet lots of people. Does not have much a view of either lake.

Thank 345jva
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We missed a trail I guess and never made it to the top to see the views. No color yet either. Nice rather rigorous climb though.

Thank LVRLubbock
Reviewed October 2, 2016

Beautiful view of Lame Michigan from the top. Not at all crowded. Many many steps before you reach the beach. If you don't like steps try another beach

Thank Oma44
Reviewed August 24, 2016

I enjoy this hiking spot but it does have a lot of steps to climb to get to the trails. There are also a lot of houses around that can be seen from the trail. But it is very pretty and they keep it clean....More

Thank Pam V
Reviewed August 1, 2016

A beautiful place to enjoy nature and peace and quiet. I have been here several times for hiking and running. There are a ton of stairs to get the top loop. The loop at the top goes up and down moderately with some additional stair...More

Thank Julie5672
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