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Muskegon
Travel Guide

Muskegon featuring general coastal views

On the East Shore of Lake Michigan, enjoy rich history, golden sandy beaches and year-round adventure activities.

Originally inhabited by the American Indians and transformed by the fur and lumber trade, Muskegon County has a fascinating past. Learn all about it at the Lakeshore Museum Center and see some examples of the former lumber trade at the Hackley and Hume Historic Site, which features restored 19th-century mansions. Another grand wooden structure is The Blockhouse which gives wonderful views of Lake Michigan.

With several state and county parks and over 60 miles (97 kilometers) of trails, Muskegon County is an outdoor playground. Venture to Muskegon State Park, where you can explore miles of wooded trails through the park and over the signature sand dunes. The park is bordered by the famous Lake Michigan and the local Muskegon Lake. Muskegon Lake is a great spot for boating and fishing while the shores of Lake Michigan boast gorgeous beaches, including pristine Pere Marquette Beach. This beach is a favorite among both locals and visitors for a variety of recreational activities.

Go from sand to ice at Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, where you can slide down the luge tracks. You have the option of a traditional ice track or a wheeled summer track, the only one of its kind in the United States. The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex also features skiing, ice skating and ice fishing. Continue the adrenaline rush on the roller coasters and rides of Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park.

Muskegon is accessible by several major highways, or you can fly in through the Muskegon County Airport or Gerald R. Ford airport, which is located in Grand Rapids. Alternatively you can go for the scenic route and travel from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on the Lake Express High Speed Car Ferry. When you get to Muskegon the best way to travel between sights is by car, though it is possible to travel some places by bus.

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure or a family getaway, come and discover the “lake effect” in Muskegon County.

Where to stay in Muskegon

Best Western Beacon Inn
Best Western Beacon Inn
2.5 out of 5
1525 S Beacon Boulevard, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £105 per night from 1 Jul to 1 Jul
Situated in Grand Haven, this hotel is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Grand Haven Beach and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Grand Haven State Park. Hoffmaster State Park and Kirk Park ...
4.1/5Very Good! (657 reviews)
"our stay here was ok as it was a comfortable place to sleep but we are realizing we'd much rather have other types of lodging that provide games, puzzles, etc when its a rainy day but didn't find many in the area to choose from on short notice."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021

Best Western Beacon Inn
The Weathervane Inn
The Weathervane Inn
2.5 out of 5
4527 Dowling St, Montague, MI
The price is £114 per night from 30 Jun to 30 Jun
Located in the heart of Montague, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Huron-Manistee National Forest and Medbury Park. Duck Lake State Park and Lake Michigan ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (688 reviews)
Didn't expect much, but pleasantly surprised!
"From the exterior we didn't expect much, but the room was very clean and comfy. There was a gas fireplace and Jacuzzi tub in the room, which would make for a perfect fall escape! Next time we will get a balcony room overlooking the lake. As lovely as the view of the parking lot was, the lights from ..."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021

The Weathervane Inn
Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake, an IHG Hotel
3 out of 5
940 W Savidge St, Spring Lake, MI
The price is £203 per night from 6 Jul to 6 Jul
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Grand Haven State Park and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Grand Haven Beach. Hoffmaster State Park and Kirk ...
4.2/5Excellent! (599 reviews)
"The pool and outdoor area on the marina were super fun. Having the tiki bar and restaurant options were a big plus."

Reviewed on 21 Jun 2021

Holiday Inn Grand Haven-Spring Lake, an IHG Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Whitehall Cottages Boutique Motel #6
Whitehall Cottages Boutique Motel #6
305 East Colby Street #6, Whitehall, MI
The price is £91 per night from 29 Jun to 29 Jun
Located in the heart of Whitehall, this cottage is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Huron-Manistee National Forest and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Medbury Park. Michigan's Adventure ...
3.5/5Good! (4 reviews)
The parking lot needs work
"The outside appearance of this property is very off-putting and the explanation of how to use the electronic lock is non-existent but the room itself is clean. It is obviously updated as a DIY but you do get a little more than you pay for on the inside. The bathroom is clean and appliances and furniture ..."

Reviewed on 22 Jun 2021

Whitehall Cottages Boutique Motel #6
Captain's Cottage Suites
Captain's Cottage Suites
2.5 out of 5
19 Clinton Street, Grand Haven, MI
The price is £154 per night from 28 Jun to 28 Jun
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Grand Haven State Park and Grand Haven Beach. Lake Michigan is 1 mi (1.6 km) away.
4.7/5Exceptional! (99 reviews)
"Very clean. Huge bathroom with large jetted tub. Cottage atmosphere. Close to everything in town. Drive to beach. Would stay here again."

Reviewed on 14 Jun 2021

Captain's Cottage Suites
Lake Michigan Cottage - Newly Renovated & Private
Lake Michigan Cottage - Newly Renovated & Private
2689 Scenic Drive, Muskegon, MI
Nestled on the beach, this Muskegon cottage is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Lake Michigan and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Muskegon State Park. Duck Lake Outlet and Duck Lake State ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (62 reviews)
Lovely beach stay
"Had great (hot!) weather and enjoyed the excellent beach and location. Well appointed and clean home, would stay again!"

Reviewed on 15 Jun 2021

Lake Michigan Cottage - Newly Renovated & Private
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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