Why we love Muskegon Lake:
When you purchase a lake house or cottage on Muskegon Lake, you’re signing up for life in a four-season Pure Michigan playground where you can truly experience the lakeshore. This stunning 4,150-acre freshwater lake is situated at the mouth of the Muskegon River and forms a 12-square-mile harbor along Lake Michigan’s glittering eastern shoreline. Michigan’s second-longest river, the Muskegon River, empties into Muskegon Lake’s eastern end before entering Lake Michigan.
When you’re not busy enjoying the beautiful waterfront, nearby Muskegon amenities are both close and endless. Whether you’re taking the kids for a splash and a rollercoaster ride at nearby Michigan’s Adventure Amusement & Waterpark or slip-sliding down an 850-foot luge track (the only wheeled luge in North America) at the Muskegon Sports Complex, the lakeshore fun seeps into all 4 seasons.
Nearby major parks include Muskegon State Park on northern Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Park on southern Lake Michigan, and Heritage Landing in downtown Muskegon. Also on Muskegon Lake’s southern shore, you’ll find docks for the Lake Express Cross-Lake Ferry, where you can hitch a ride from Muskegon to Milwaukee (or take a sightseeing trip aboard the Port City Princess)!
Waterfront fun is endless on this freshwater lake, from recreational sailing and boating to hiking and picnicking. Sport or leisure fishing is another popular way to enjoy the best of Muskegon Lake — whether from the shore, on a boat, or at the pier — with King Salmon, Coho Salmon, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Lake Trout, and Perch as some of the main catch. Channel Campground also features top-notch pier fishing access to the channel between Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan, known for its Bass fishing.
When you’re ready for a serene, romantic escape, you can enjoy a sightseeing tour of Muskegon Lake or an evening dinner cruise aboard the Port City Princess. After a day of water sports, fishing, and other lakeshore adventures, you’ll also enjoy Muskegon’s annual festivals and events, many featuring live music by the lakeshore.