Natural Living in Muskegon

Nature lovers unite! Muskegon County serves up a heavy dose of the great outdoors. Living along one of the Great Lakes within 27 miles of Lake Michigan beachfront makes the area a great place to call home. We are all connected by an abundance of water, including 27 inland lakes, so every day can truly be a day at the beach. The shoreline hosts beach lovers, volleyballers, kayakers and sunset gazers alike. After enjoying the sand and water, you will have worked up an appetite. No worries! Muskegon has more restaurants accessible by boat for waterfront dining than any other county in Michigan including Dockers, The Deck, and The Lakehouse just to name a few.

Back on land, there are more than 65 miles of trails to explore by foot or bike. You can hike or bike your way around the city on several paved trails that weave through downtown, to the parks, or even to Grand Rapids! Among the three state parks in the county, Muskegon State Park and the Winter Sports Complex serve up an adrenaline rush. This park has groomed cross-country trails that weave around the scenic wooded dunes or pull on a pair of skates and glide through the skating trail in the woods. To really ramp up the adventure, choose a run on the luge track, one of only four luge tracks in the U.S. Muskegon’s track has hosted past luge greats and is also used for Olympic training. You don’t have to be a world-class athlete to test your sliding skills. It’s open to the public and boasts a summer luge track as well. For a reward after, stop in at the Red Rooster just down the road for a burger and beer.

All year round Muskegon is an exceptional place to get close to nature. From sand dunes to crashing waves, no matter where you are in the county, a nature escape is minutes away. Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan have formed a partnership that provides residents a watery and wonderful playground. Naturally, it’s a community ideal for living, working and playing.