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.
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.