Muskegon: The Birthplace of Snowboarding

Did you know Muskegon, Michigan is the birthplace of the snowboard? Originally called the “Snurfer” it was invented in 1965 by Sherm Poppen and manufactured by Brunswick - both right here in Muskegon! History of the Snurfer and Snowboard On Christmas Day in 1965, Muskegon resident Sherm Poppen took…

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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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Top Five Sledding Hills of Muskegon County

Ready to blaze a trail on your toboggan? Pack your winter wear and sled and head for a beach town with "a reason for every season" - Muskegon, Michigan! Sleigh snow-covered dunes along 26 miles of Lake Michigan Shoreline. Hit the hills at city parks. Slide through state parks filled with frosted…

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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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Michigan's Largest Amusement Park Located in Muskegon!

Michigans Adventure is the state's largest amusement park and water park. Visitors will find more than 60 world-class rides, slides, unique attractions and special events. This "two parks for the price of one" amusement park is one more reason to visit Muskegon, Michigan - a Lake Michigan…

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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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