Muskegon, MI

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Muskegon which includes 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

Quality Inn & Suites
Quality Inn & Suites
2.5 out of 5
1675 E Sherman Blvd, Muskegon, MI
The price is $64 per night from Nov 18 to Nov 18
Situated in Muskegon, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Muskegon Museum of Art, Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, and Hackley and Hume Historic Site. ...
3.5/5 Good! (568 reviews)
"Nice lobby, staff, hallways (love the sconce lights) and decent room. Upstairs neighbors were very loud all night, stomping around so hard it was making my door rattle loudly. Probably rambunctious kids."

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Quality Inn & Suites
Shoreline Inn & Conference C, Ascend Hotel Collection
Shoreline Inn & Conference C, Ascend Hotel Collection
3 out of 5
750 Terrace Point Blvd, Muskegon, MI
The price is $110 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated on the boardwalk, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lakeshore Convention Center and Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts. Muskegon Museum ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (954 reviews)
"It is often windy near the entrance."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Shoreline Inn & Conference C, Ascend Hotel Collection
Baymont by Wyndham Muskegon
Baymont by Wyndham Muskegon
2.5 out of 5
4677 South Harvey Street, I-96 and US 31, Muskegon, MI
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $68 per night from Nov 9 to Nov 9
Situated in Muskegon, this hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Hoffmaster State Park, Lake Michigan, and USS LST 393. Mercy Health Arena and Muskegon Museum of Art ...
3.8/5 Good! (963 reviews)
"The property was quaint. It wasn't anything fancy but the room was clean. I was sad that the hot tub was out of commission, but the pool was warm and my kids enjoyed it. I was very happy to see they had a charging station for my electric vehicle."

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

Baymont by Wyndham Muskegon
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.
Close to the beaches of Lake Michigan, Downtown Muskegon & more!
Close to the beaches of Lake Michigan, Downtown Muskegon & more!
Muskegon, MI
The price is $175 per night from Oct 26 to Oct 26
Located in Nelson, this historic vacation home is within a 10-minute walk of Muskegon Museum of Art, Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, and Lakeshore ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great location
"Downtown Muskegon has everything we need. The neighborhood was great and the house was clean and tidy."

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Close to the beaches of Lake Michigan, Downtown Muskegon & more!
Always Philo Ave, Muskegon, MI
Always Philo Ave, Muskegon, MI
Muskegon, MI
This family-friendly Muskegon vacation home is located on the waterfront, within 2 mi (3 km) of Muskegon Beach, Lake Michigan, and Lake Express Ferry Terminal. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (48 reviews)
Fall Break trip
"Super cute place! Easy access to amenities. Beds were amazing! Would definitely come back and stay again."

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Always Philo Ave, Muskegon, MI
Beautiful Lakefront Cottage -New PONTOON BOAT INCLUDED* Hot Tub-Expansive Decks
Beautiful Lakefront Cottage -New PONTOON BOAT INCLUDED* Hot Tub-Expansive Decks
Muskegon, MI
Nestled on the beach, this Muskegon vacation home is within 6 mi (10 km) of Hackley and Hume Historic Site, Muskegon Beach, and Lake Express Ferry Terminal. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (84 reviews)
Awesome!
"Very happy with the property!"

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Beautiful Lakefront Cottage -New PONTOON BOAT INCLUDED* Hot Tub-Expansive Decks
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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