Kirk Park, on Lake Michigan between Holland and Grand Haven, is set in the forest. Trees shade the drive to the playground, picnic shelter, and parking. Paved paths lead through the woods to the wide beach. Other trails climb steeply up the wooded dunes to scenic overviews and make several loops through the park. Trails are closed to bikes but they are open for cross-country skiers in the winter.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.