Holly is a village in north Oakland County in Michigan.
The Village is located within Holly Township. It is about 15 miles (24 km) south of Flint and 55 miles (89 km) northwest of Detroit. Lodging and accommodations are plentiful and range from luxurious vacation rentals to cozier condo rentals.
Holly is home to some great historic festivals
including the Annual Holly Dickens Festival and the Michigan Renaissance Festival. It is also the starting point of the Shiawassee River Heritage Water Trail at Water Works Park.
History enthusiasts can relive the glory days of Holly’s railroads
at the Detroit Model Railroad Club or delve deep into heritage at the Hadley House/Holly Historical Museum. The Great Lakes Artisan Village in the historic downtown offers original pieces from Michigan artists. There is some accommodation, vacation rental and condo rental options available close to all the historic sites.
For winter-lovers staying in the local accommodations and vacation rentals can enjoy Holly’s lakes which are ideal for ice-fishing. Mount Holly is also Southeast Michigan’s premiere ski resort
, and the Village hosts ice-skating and 3-on-3 hockey at the rink at Lakeside Park. Mount Holly, the largest ski/snowboard resort
in southeastern Michigan has 19 trails with a range of difficulty, and a high-speed quad chairlift.
There are activities for every sports enthusiast
in Holly. Holly Township Parks & Recreation offers adult softball leagues and many other fitness and recreational programs, as well as managing public swimming at Holly High School. Headwaters Trails sponsors several canoe/kayak events on the Shiawassee River. The Holdridge Lakes Mountain Bike Trails in Holly Township are groomed and maintained by the Flint Chapter of the Michigan Mountain Biking Association.
The Village of Holly is also home to five parks
: Crapo Park and Cyclone Park in the downtown, Lakeside Park on picturesque Bush Lake, Ganshaw Park overlooking Bevins Lake, and Waterworks Park on the Shiawassee River.
The Seven Lakes State Park and the Holly Recreation Area
is in neighboring Groveland Township. Both parks provide rustic and modern camping, swimming and water sports, hiking, hunting and fishing.
Come rain or shine Holly not only offers wonderful accommodation and vacation rental choices but all year round recreation.