5 cool and quirky things to do along the lakeshore

For a new and exciting experience, look no further than your local neighborhood. Uncover these quirky, hidden gems in the West Michigan region this fall.

cat yoga

1.   Cat yoga classes

You bring the mat, BestPals Animal Rescue Center provides the cat. BestPals in Holland offers cat yoga at a go-at-your-own-pace, while friendly felines wander around and play with a variety of enrichment toys. The classes keep the rescue cats simulated and socialized, while also keeping you in shape.

BestPals Animal Rescue Center, Holland

2.   Belly dancing

Add some variety to your exercise routine with a belly dancing class at Girlfriends Fit Club in Holland. This torso-driven workout has a strong emphasis on hip movement, resulting in a toned tummy in no time. Girlfriends Fit Club also offers other group classes including step, yoga, zumba, cardio pump and body sculpt.

Girlfriends Fit Club, Holland

3.   Brighten up a shopping spree

Make a bold fashion statement with a few pieces from Del Sol in Saugatuck. Del Sol sells UV-activated apparel and accessories; everything changes color in the sun. Add a pop of color to your wardrobe with a vibrant, new shirt or pair of sunglasses, or even select a shade of color-changing nail polish.

Del Sol, Saugatuck

4.   Cupping massage

Cupping massages combine three different techniques to provide a unique, yet relaxing experience: traditional, fixed and sliding. A 60-minute cupping massage at Body Perfections in Holland can relieve tension and pain while increasing circulation to remove toxins and inflammation in the body. Body Perfections offers a variety of other massages and body treatments.

Body Perfections, Holland

Live Mannequin Night, Holland
Photo: Holland Area Visitors Bureau

5.   Live Mannequin Night

On Sept. 14 from 7–8:30 p.m., live mannequins will pose in over 25 storefronts in downtown Holland, while following this year’s cartoons and comic books theme. Stroll down Eighth Street for some shopping, dining and live entertainment. And at the end of the night, vote for the business with the most creative display.

Live Mannequin Night, Holland