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.
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.