If you are looking for a fresh idea for your next summer vacation, Muskegon Michigan has you covered. With 26 miles of some of the cleanest sandy beaches in the Great Lakes basin, as well as numerous parks for outdoor recreation, this scenic Lake Michigan town aims to put the "relax" in "relaxation". Here, culture meets fun, and if you are looking for that great find to add to your home decor, shop the many antique malls Muskegon Michigan is known for. Its historic charm is accentuated with beautifully restored Victorian mansions, and family fun reaches its peak at the top of the state's oldest wooden roller coaster found at Michigan's Adventure Amusement Park. It's the largest amusement park in Michigan, complete with over 40 rides, slides and attractions. General admission, at $24, includes entry to WildWater Adventure, a great remedy for those hot, summer afternoons. Its historic points of interest include scenic lighthouses, a World War II submarine and Landing Ship Tank, a restored 1895 train depot, and the restored Depression era Scolnik House. Board the Lake Express for a 2/12 hour trip across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Roundtrips daily get you out on the open seas.
In Muskegon Michigan families and nature lovers alike should head to the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center. Its location at the top of a dune in P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, allows for a unique way to explore the back-dune wooded area with its wildflowers and chirping birds. Learn all about the history of Michigan's sand dunes through state-of-the-art exhibits. Trails through the dunes give sweeping views of Lake Michigan. Hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, in-line skating, snowmobiling, and horseback riding can all be enjoyed at the City of Muskegon Lakeshore Trail, the Musketawa Trail, and the Hart-Montague Trail State Park.
As you take a break from shopping at some of the popular
antique malls Muskegon Michigan offers, enjoy a leisurely
stroll downtown at The Monet Gardens. Inspired by
the original "Monet Garden" in Giverny, France, this once
vacant city lot is now a picturesque spot where sitting
on a park bench is a great way to idle some time away.
Camping Michigan Muskegon is a great way to enjoy the natural beauty of
the area. Open grassy layouts along two picturesque
private lakes are ideal for pitching your tent, or holing
up at one of the rental cottages. If your idea of
camping Michigan Muskegon involves the beach, there are
sites to be found along the shores of Lake Michigan.
RV's will appreciate the shaded spots reserved for
them, and anglers and swimmers can both take advantage
of the waters here. Boaters camping Michigan Muskegon
can find their ideal spot at Fisherman's Landing,
complete with 5 boat ramps, a shower facility, a large
parking lot, picnic options, a fish cleaning station,
2 restroom sites, and a vehicle stored waste disposal
site. There's also a playground apparatus
for the kids to work out some of their youthful energy.
If camping isn't your thing, worry not, as there
is a nice selection of hotels, motels, bed
and breakfasts, resorts and lodges to be found in
Summer events are just a part of the scene here. Frauenthal Theatre offers Broadway scale plays and plenty of other shows and festivals keep the entertainment going all season long. Board the Port Princess for a number of different dinners and affairs while cruising along Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan. The Muskegon County Museum is open year-round featuring different exhibits, with primary focus on the history of Muskegon County, and features a 10,000 year journey through time with its Coming to the Lakes exhibit. So take advantage of the antique malls Muskegon Michigan boasts, and take home something special to remember your overall experience at this wonderful Lake Michigan "Beachtown".