Muskegon County Parks
The Muskegon County Parks Department operates an assortment of parks on Lake
Michigan, on inland lakes, and along creeks and streams throughout the County.
With a variety of options at each of the County’s parks, you’ll find time to relax,
play or gather with family and friends, right here on the lakeshore. Discover all the
Muskegon County Parks have to offer at www.muskegoncountyparks.org.
Over 60 miles of Trails
Whether you’re a cyclist, hiker, in-line skater or horseback rider, you can enjoy
the paved 22.5-mile Hart-Montague Trail through rural forests, or the paved
26-mile Musketawa Trail that runs east from Muskegon to Marne that cross into
three of our state parks. The unique 12-mile Lakeshore Trail provides a myriad of
landscapes and lake views through Pere Marquette Park.
If there’s more than 4” of snow, you can snowmobile in Whitehall. Get a
snowmobile map at www.whitelake.org.
Bird watcher? Fly over to the 11,000-acre Muskegon County WMS for one of
Michigan’s best places to watch more than 250 species of birds, such as Canadian
geese, bald eagles, snowy owls and more.
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Fishing and Hunting
Anglers and hunters can charter a boat for fishing on the Big Lake for salmon,
steelhead, lake trout or big browns. The whitefish run in November, drawing
thousands of fishermen to the Muskegon and White lake channels, or ice fish for
lake perch, pike or panfish. Hunting is available throughout the area for deer, duck,
pheasant and turkey.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages come to the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex in
Muskegon State Park for its two publicly accessible luge tracks – an 850’ ice track
in winter and a fiberglass track for summer (June-August).
You can cross-country ski or go snowshoeing on five miles of groomed, well-lit
trails. You can also choose from three outdoor ice rinks for hockey or
recreational skating, plus the Complex’s ¼-mile skating trail through the
woods. Call 1-877-TRY-LUGE or visit www.msports.org to rent skis,
snowshoes, ice skates or sleds.