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Muskegon, MI

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You can’t go wrong in a community featuring the largest beach in West Michigan and being known for being one of the friendliest cities in all of Michigan and that’s just what you get in Muskegon, Michigan. Muskegon continues to be one of the biggest tourist cities in Michigan because of its beautiful beaches, salmon and steelhead fishing, and 26 miles of Lake Michigan coastline. Having a long history linked to its shorelines and fresh water, the City of Muskegon began as a thriving center for fur and log trade. Additionally, the timber from Muskegon was used to rebuild the City of Chicago after the great Chicago fire of 1871. Today, Muskegon embraces its history and continues to grow all while being one of the cleanest and friendliest cities in the Midwest.

Getting Around in Muskegon, MI

The Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) operates several bus routes, trolley routes, and a paratransit systems for the Muskegon area. Muskegon does offer commercial air service by United Airlines at the Muskegon County Airport; however, international service and other airlines are found in nearby Grand Rapids, Michigan. Muskegon, Michigan is also the eastern port of the Lake Express High Speed Car Ferry that takes residents, visitors, and their vehicles across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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The average commuter time in Muskegon is:
10 to 14 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 2.51%
  • 6.09%
  • 0.93%


<p>Looking for a little sailing, boating or fishing fun? Then Muskegon, Michigan is the place for you. Offering four launch ramps for your boating pleasure, residents and tourists can enjoy boating on Lake Muskegon and access to Lake Michigan. The beautiful beaches, fishing charter boats, and available camping make Muskegon a popular spot for many outdoorsman. You can even find a pet-friendly beach in Muskegon.</p>

Salmon Fishing

<p>People come from all over to partake in Muskegon's legendary salmon fishing. Whether you have your own boat or not is not an issue. There are plenty of charters available to take you and your family out to salmon fish at the channel arms to Lake Michigan or at the entrance to Jig. You're sure to enjoy your experience and catch some of the best tasting salmon you have ever had right in Muskegon, Michigan.</p>


<p>When visiting Muskegon, you will most certainly want to visit the USS SILVERSIDES Submarine Museum. Located on the south side of the Muskegon Lake Channel, not far from Lake Michigan, the museum is home to the USS SILVERSIDES submarine and the US Coast Guard Cutter McLane. The USS SILVERSIDES is a World War 2 submarine that was brought to Muskegon in 1987. You can even experience an overnight stay on the USS SILVERSIDES through the Overnight Encampment Program. The US Coast Guard Cutter McLane is a Prohibition-era Coast Guard Cutter. The McLane is one of the last of the Cutter-class in existence today.</p>