Clear Springs Nature Preserve

Clear Springs Nature Preserve is a 118 acre nature preserve. It was once home to a trading post and fish hatchery. Now, it is a picture-perfect place for outdoor activities. Almost 3 miles of trails are popular for dog walking, hiking and jogging. Pathways include a Rim, Pond Side, Crest and…

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Vietnam War Memorial “Final Approach”

Tucked inside Hidden Cove Park is the Vietnam War Memorial “Final Approach”. Rising above the park, surrounded by flags, benches and plaques is a UH-1D helicopter; a combat veteran of of the Vietnam War. Tail number 958, her slogan was “God’s Little Helper”. The aircraft served from 1968-1970…

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Muskegon's Newest Gem: Dune Harbor Park

Muskegon County's newest outdoor haven, Dune Harbor Park, is now fully open to the public! This gem, a testament to collaboration and generosity, offers stunning scenery, diverse wildlife, and miles of trails for hiking and exploration. Photo by Lillian Dotzlaff A Dream Realized: Dune Harbor Park…

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Lost Lake: Discover a Hidden Gem in Muskegon County

Take a stroll through Muskegon State Park and discover a hidden gem, Lost Lake. Lost Lake is a rare coastal plain marsh and bog; a beauty of nature and accessible only by trail. This pond-like lake a treasure-trove of unique plants, wildflowers, waterfowl and birds. Follow the Lost Lake…

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Kearny Memorial Park: The Statue and Fountain

A small park is tucked away where Peck and Terrace St converge. This pie shaped park contains a statue of Philip Kearny Jr. and recently restored fountain. Kearny, nicknamed “The One Armed Devil”, was a US Army officer, notable for his leadership in the Mexican–American War and American Civil…

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Take a Walk and Take In Outdoor Art!

Muskegon is famous for its beautiful beaches, miles of multi-use trails, three state parks, six county parks, and nearly 50 city and public parks and gardens. But lesser known, is Muskegon's passion for art. This beachtown is also blessed with the historic and renowned Muskegon Museum of Art, award…

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Happy Birthday Charles Hackley!

The birthdate of lumber baron Charles Hackley has meaning to the residents of Muskegon. Hackley was an important figure in the history and heritage of Muskegon, Michigan. Born on January 3, 1837 in Michigan City, Indiana - the eldest of five children. In 1856, Charles arrived in Muskegon aboard the…

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Visiting Muskegon, MI on a Budget

Downtown Muskegon Splash Pad: Photo Credit Adam Alexander Visiting Muskegon, MI on a budget Traveling on a budget can be hard, with transportation and accommodations taking up a chunk of the budget, it can be hard to find interesting places and activities to visit while on a trip. Muskegon, MI…

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