Get sandy, tour a historic ship, speed down a luge run, or scream as you rocket down Thunder Hawk’s next bend. If recreation is your life, Muskegon County is the place to explore your passion!
Muskegon’s slice of the Lake Michigan shoreline features 26 miles of sandy beaches, including a nationally-certified clean beach, Pere Marquette Park. Walk or hike the dune trails in one of three state parks and seven county parks. Muskegon County attracts recreational boaters and fisherman alike to a collection of inland lakes and rivers. And over 60 miles of trails weave through the area…. follow them to a deck or patio for a sunset toast.
Adventure in Your Blood
For thrill-seekers (adults and kids), visit Michigan’s Adventure Amusement and Water Park where you can ride miles of thrills aboard Shivering Timbers Rollercoaster or defy gravity on the Funnel of Fear. The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex offers another rare thrill, an 850' luge run. Built by Olympians and available for mortals to try. Or, try the fiberglass summer luge, the only wheeled luge in North America.
Our History is Deep
As one of the deepest ports in the Great Lakes, maritime attractions are a must see in Muskegon County. Visit a lighthouse or tour the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, USS Silversides Submarine Museum, or the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper. Tour Muskegon Lake or enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the Port City Princess.
Reflect on a time when Muskegon was known as the “Lumber Queen of the World.” Lumber Baron Charles Hackley’s legacy includes the renowned Muskegon Museum of Art, historic Hackley Park, the Hackley & Hume Historic Site, and so much more.
The Muskegon Heritage Museum will walk you through our industrial past. The Lakeshore Museum Center traces the area’s history from when mastodons roamed the area. The new Michigan’s Heritage Park in Whitehall is where visitors can experience 10,000 years of Michigan history on a live tour through a natural woodland area. Talk to a fur trader or lumberjack, churn butter in a settler’s cabin or visit a logging camp bunkhouse.