Unlock Muskegon County Parks with a Season Pass!

Explore Muskegon County's natural beauty all year long with a convenient and affordable season pass. Your pass grants vehicle entry to four popular parks: Dune Harbor Park (permit required year-round) Pioneer Park (permit required first Friday in May until the last Sunday in September.) Meinert…

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Muskegon Morel Mushroom Hunting: A Spring Foraging Guide

Spring has sprung in Muskegon, and with it comes Morel mushroom season! Morels, prized for their unique flavor and fleeting availability, are a delicious addition to any spring meal. But for beginners, venturing into the world of mushroom hunting can feel overwhelming. Photo Courtesy of Cindy Beth…

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Birding in Muskegon County

Birding and birdwatching are big! And this Lake Michigan Beach-town is a natural destination. Cover Photo and all images courtesy of Tom Espo. Click on images to see more of his work on Instagram. The popularity of birding is soaring. In 2011 there were approximately 46,700 birdwatchers or…

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Muskegon County: Hot Spot for Ice and Winter Fishing

With so many frozen lakes, rivers and ponds, Muskegon County is a hot spot for ice and winter fishing. Photo Courtesy of Kevin Lukens Muskegon County offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world. There are more than 27 miles of Lake Michigan waterfront, 57 inland lakes and 400 miles of…

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Muskegon County: Accessible Adventures for Everyone

Guest Blog by Jeffrey VanDyke I am a Peer Mentor, Graphic Designer, Social Media Manager, and Community Presenter at Disability Network West Michigan. My job is to talk of accessibility in terms of making the world a better, more inclusive place for others. But I also speak from a practical…

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Winter is Coming to West Michigan!

Get those hats and gloves ready, Winter is Coming! Take advantage of the winter weather and plan your great lakes getaway to the Muskegon Luge and Adventure Sports Park, located in Muskegon State Park. Enjoy ice skating, cross country skiing and Michigan's only public luge track! What is there to…

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Muskegon County's Four Nature Preserves

Muskegon, Michigan is home to three state parks, eight county parks and four nature preserves. A nature preserve is an area retained for the purpose of preserving native flora and fauna. Smaller in size than national, state or county parks, their primary purpose is the protection of nature. Simply…

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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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