Red Arrow Hwy / Blue Star Memorial Ride

Average Rating - This road has been rated by 3 visitors


State: Michigan
Date Submitted: May 1, 2008
Submitted by: Rocketman
Motorcycle Road Length: 107 Miles

Written Directions

Beginning in New Buffalo,MI, hit the Red Arrow Hwy north. You'll see lots of art and craft stores. Once in a while you'll see a break in the trees so you can see Lake Michigan. Stop at Hager Beach, it's very secluded with very soft sand. Farther north becomes more scenic with trees. Late Sept/early Oct is the best time. Blue Star Memorial Hwy is very scenic in the Fall. Once in Holland (we stayed at Country Inn and Suites, tough to find, but nice), take James St. west to Lakeshore drive. This was an awesome ride seeing the nice homes on Lake Michigan. Once in Grand Haven, turn left on Grand Ave, then right on Harbor St. If you're riding close to sunset, I would stop at the Kirby House and sit upstairs outside and watch the sunset and boats coming in. Very romantic. I would stay off of Hwy 31 unless you're in a hurry. It's a rough hwy.

Scenery  

Art gallery, craft stores, Lake Michigan, Red Arrow Hwy, Blue Star Memorial Hwy.

Road Quality  

The Red Arrow Hwy is a great road, gradual turns, no twisties here. Blue Star Memorial Hwy is a bit old with the occasional pothole, but nothing major. There are spots than need resurfacing, but you can avoid them. Lakeshore Drive is a pleasure.

Roadside Amenities  

Lots of small towns south of Holland, MI. Holland and Grand Haven have tons of shopping, fuel, and eateries. I would recommend the Country Inn and Suites in Holland, MI off James St. (turn right off Hwy 31, in the shopping area in the back). Kirby House in Grand Haven, Mi is a neat place, sit up top outside and watch the boats and sunset.

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Reviewed by Guest on May 9, 2013
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Creator: Flhx
motorcycle_year: 2011
motorcycle_make: Harley Davidson
motorcycle_type: Touring
Comment: Great road to get south of town into wine country
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Reviewed by Guest on April 2, 2010
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Creator: Josh
motorcycle_year: 2006
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: Done this ride before and enjoyed it. Bout ready to venture out again this afternoon. Hope it goes as well as last time.
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Reviewed by Guest on March 1, 2010
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Creator: Mike
motorcycle_year: 1997
motorcycle_make: Honda
motorcycle_type: Cruiser
Comment: One of the few roads worth riding in this state.
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