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.

little boy walks along inland lake shoreline. trees line horizon

Photo by Lillian Dotzlaff

A Dream Realized: Dune Harbor Park wouldn't be possible without the incredible partnership between the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Land Conservancy of West Michigan, Muskegon County, and the visionary support of Robert Chandonnet, owner of Nugent Sand. Their combined efforts secured this land for public enjoyment.

Ribbon cutting, tree planting and dedication ceremony in May of 2022.

Here's what awaits you at Dune Harbor Park:

  • Over 376 acres of forested dunes, pristine shorelines, and inland lakes.
  • More than two miles of hiking trails winding through diverse ecosystems.
  • Two inland lakes perfect for kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing (perch, bass, and bluegill!).
  • Abundant wildlife: Look out for white-tailed deer, coyotes, foxes, and a variety of bird species migrating along the Lake Michigan Flyway. Monarch butterflies also grace the park thanks to the plentiful milkweed.
  • Opportunities for birding: With diverse habitats, the park is a haven for birders and photographers.
  • Dog-friendly (on leash): Bring your furry friend along for an adventure!

two couples walk along trail flanked by green trees and foliage.

Exploring the Park:

  • South Lake: Enjoy a scenic 2.3-mile sandy trail around the lake, with parking options at Lincoln Street (2925 Lincoln Ave.) or Seminole Rd. (2161 Seminole Rd.).
  • North Lake: Seeking a quieter adventure? Follow the trail northwest from the Lincoln Lot to the crosswalk leading to North Lake. Remember, parking is only allowed in designated areas (not along Winnetaska Rd.). The trail continues to the Lake Michigan shoreline, offering breathtaking views. Be mindful of private property boundaries - the park ends at designated points.

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Come explore Dune Harbor Park, Muskegon County's newest outdoor destination!