Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Macatawa Park

Last Friday I repayed a visit to Macatawa Park. The first time I visited out here I only went to the Lighthouse. This time I concentrated on exploring around the cottages.



This community of cottages was originally established in the late 1800's. Many of the original cottages are no longer here due to many different fires, that took out a big group of cottages at a time. Which is really no surprise as close together as these cottages are.



I love all the detailing on the cottages, such a yesteryear feel.



This was one of my favorites. I love the trio of windows on the mini turret.

I took a little stroll along the beach as well...




As I left I took a picture of the guard house, used in the summer to keep out people like me.


Joining up with Lissa at Walk and Click Wednesday.

21 comments:

  1. I just love your beach-side cottages, Sarah! and yes, yesteryear-ish ... especially that turquoise one. I could see myself sitting on that red bench for hours at a time listening to the wind and surf. What a cute little guard house ... looks like a fun place to pass the hours and greeting folks as they come to visit. And what a fun composition ... your rain boots with the lighthouse in the distance. Thanks for sharing in Walk and Click Wednesday!!

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  2. Back in the day, I spent a fair amount of time out in that area. I actually worked at Point West which was a motel and restaurant that used to be located there. It was also the beach of choice. Happy to see that some of these cottages are still here.
    Have you ever been up in Mac Hills? Used to have a friend who lived up one of the winding roads.
    Another place I have thought of lately is Castle Park. Especially since Frank L Baum, the author of the Wizard of Oz had a cottage out there.
    Thanks again for the views of my home town.

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  3. Beautiful cottages. It looks like a magical place. I would love to have a cup of coffee and sit on one of the front porches and read.

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  4. Always a delight to see photos of the seaside and its cottages ~ lovely photos ~ Enjoy ^_^

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  5. wow, i want to live there. beautiful photos sarah.

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  6. So beautiful they look very grand and so well maintained thanks for sharing such a wonderful place....

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  7. Oh, I love these cottages - I sure would have loved for my bedroom to be in that turret room as a kid! These are beautiful photos!

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  8. I love these! It always amuses me to see such grand houses, which look like mansions to me, referred to as "cottages." It makes me wonder what the owners' REAL homes were/are like. It's wonderful to see these beautiful historic buildings not only still surviving but being well-maintained and enjoyed. It was fun seeing your paisley rain boots on the beach!

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  9. What a wonderful outing! I felt like I was time traveling back to the 1940s. I love the gingerbread architecture of the cottages.

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  10. What a delightful place! I love to stroll around and look at historic homes. I wish they could talk and tell their stories!

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  11. Your photos make this place look so inviting - I can just imagine it in the summer with a lovely blue sky and warm sunshine.....lovely!

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  12. Those are the biggest cottages I have ever seen - gorgeous!

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  13. Hi! Nice captures of many cottages. I want to stay one of them.

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  14. Amazing photos of those wonderful cottages. gorgeous post

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  15. You make me miss this great state of Michigan! So many unique places on the lakes....

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  16. Great walk! I was trying to imagine what the room with the turret looked like from the inside. So you still have some snow on the ground... we had another one coming Monday. I also like the Paisly Rain boots photo, it is your signature. Thanks! Hope you have a nice weekend.

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  17. I have to say, though: I looked at all those railings and imagined myself painting them every couple of years...

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  18. What a wonderful walk. My favorites are the cottage with the turrent and your beach shot with the bench in the grass. I have a fondness for benches anyway, but the mood you captured made me want to sit on the bench and visit. The cottages remind a bit of Cape May, NJ, a town FULL of Victorian homes. Many of them are now B&Bs! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Such beautiful cottages! Thanks for sharing xo

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