Muskegon Lakeshore Trail

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Muskegon's Lakeshore Trail provides scenic views of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake, while also passing among beautiful sand dunes, lively parks and the city of Muskegon itself. Small sections of the trail follow designated on-road bike lanes but easily link the segments of this lovely trail.

The trail follows part of the old corridor of a railroad that once served the former Sappi paper mill. Native plant landscaping along the trail has replaced brownfield sites and enhanced the natural aspects. And you'll have access to the historical sites, maritime attractions, the beach, restaurants and seasonal festivals.

The Muskegon Lakeshore Trail loops around Pere Marquette Park, where you can take in South Pier Light Station and the Muskegon Channel. The trail is also close to longer regional trails, allowing you to extend your journey.

Parking and Trail Access

You can reach the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail directly from the Lake Express terminal. Park at Pere Marquette Park (southern trailhead), Heritage Landing (mid-point) and the Muskegon Lake Nature Preserve (North Muskegon trailhead). You can also park along Lakeshore Drive.

Reviews

nice

   July, 2014 by judykb2

Easy ride with nice views and along beach, only one section on road not a path. Easiest to park across from tipsy toad (easier to map directions), it's a tourist center. We are walleye at tipsy road after on rooftop, yummy. Probably 10 miles round trip ...read more

Exploring Muskegon was fun!

   August, 2013 by mmeeske

We started at W. Western Ave (near Holiday Inn Hotel) and rode to Pere Marquette Park. Easy ride with pretty scenery. Fun board walk down there to ride on. At the beach you can catch a hot dog, or we returned to W Western and enjoyed the Tipsy Toad Rooftop. ...read more

Memorial Day!!!!!

   May, 2013 by renee55555

Awsome family friendly trail with great sights and a great hot dog stand for hungry travelers!! WWII ships, subs, lights houses, marinas wildlife!!! read more