Muskegon, MI, USA

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Muskegon, MI, USA

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Natural beauty surrounds pretty Muskegon

If you’re looking for a fun family break in a friendly city that blends cultural attractions with outdoor activities, look no further than Muskegon. Set on the eastern banks of the shimmering Lake Michigan, Muskegon boasts a range of water and beach activities – from sailing to volleyball – while nearby state parks celebrate idyllic camp grounds and winter sports complexes. Many Muskegon vacation rentals offer immediate access to the area’s natural beauty, but if you’re after buzzing urban energy, book a Muskegon vacation rental in the city proper, with its history museums, art galleries, and theaters.

Boating, swimming, and woodland walking in green Muskegon

The glinting, deep blue waters of Lake Michigan lend themselves to sailing and recreational boating – particularly in summer, when the hot sunlight dances across the gently lapping waves. There are plenty of opportunities to cast a fishing line in near Muskegon, too – the wide Muskegon Lake is home to salmon and brown trout. For a slice of eden-like natural scenery, get lost in Muskegon State Park, 1,233-acres of wild woodland, dotted with campgrounds and swimming holes. In winter, the park bustles with cross-country skiers and ice-skaters – there’s even a luge track.

Cultural highlights and family-friendly amusements

After a hearty al fresco breakfast on the peaceful porch of your Muskegon vacation rental, head into town for fine Michigan culture. Art lovers can visit the Muskegon Museum Of Art, which houses paintings by American masters such as Grant Wood and John Steuart Curry. Military buffs, meanwhile, can’t miss the USS Silversides Submarine Museum, which counts among its collection the enormous gunmetal-grey World War II Silversides sub itself. Before venturing back to your Muskegon vacation rental, take the kids up to Michigan’s Adventure, a sprawling theme park with retro timber and steel rollercoasters, bumper cars, and water rides.

Muskegon flourishes in summer and winter alike

If you’re after a sun-drenched holiday with plenty of time on the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, travel during the summer months, from June through August. Just bear in mind that this is peak Muskegon vacation season, and things can get busy. September, however, sees bright balmy days and a drop in vacationers – a sweet spot for sun-seeking travelers. The cold and oftentimes snowy winter months – from November to February – are ideal for skiers, who can explore the state park’s cross-country routes and cozy-up by roaring fires in its log cabins.

Wild woodland and glistening lakes in Muskegon

Muskegon is based in the forested, river-rich Muskegon County of Michigan. The city itself – with its wealth of 19th-century architecture – is grouped around the pristine fresh-water Muskegon Lake, and borders Lake Michigan, one of North America’s 5 Great Lakes, so named due to their oceanic size. Muskegon boasts its own beach – Pere Marquette Beach – a 2.5 mile stretch of clean, sugary sand, which crests into towering dunes that overlook Lake Michigan. Muskegon’s lake waters are home to perch, salmon, steelhead, and trout, while its pine-rich forests have 100s of bird species – including wild turkey.