The Lakeshore Trail

Sailing, Boating, and Fishing

Without a doubt, Muskegon is a boaters paradise. With the sheltered waters of Muskegon Lake and access to Lake Michigan, boating opportunities of all kinds await. Cruise the “Big Lake”, fish Muskegon Lake, spend a restful day at the dock or tour local attractions. Whatever your boating needs or interests, Muskegon is here to help.marinas

The City of Muskegon provides 4 launch ramps. They are located at Hartshorn Marina, Fisherman’s Landing, Cottage Grove and Grand Trunk ramps on Lakeshore Drive. They serve thousands of boaters each year and even provide access for great ice fishing in winter (check out our Muskegon Salmon Fishing section). Ample parking and restrooms are available at Hartshorn Marina and Fisherman’s Landing. Fisherman’s Landing also offers camping, showers, a fish cleaning station, a chair lift for disability access and overnight docking.


The state of Michigan is one of the leading states in the US as far as golf courses go. Muskegon and its surrounding areas are no exception. There are many challenging public and private golf courses within a 20 mile radius of Muskegon. Whether its a 3 par, championship, or even miniature golf course you prefer, it is all here in Muskegon.

Community Sports Programs

The City’s Leisure Services Department coordinates with other organizations in the City to provide recreational activities for youth throughout the year. Contact Leisure Services at 724-6702 to obtain further information on programming available.

Open Swim and Gym

Muskegon High School pool and gym open for all ages. Gym supervisor and lifeguard on duty Saturday and Sunday afternoons. November through March.

Summer Adventure Playground Program

Kids 7 to 14. Free breakfast and lunch provided along with games, arts and crafts, drug awareness and safety programs and much more. June through August at Joe Clifford, Smith Ryerson, McGraft, Seyferth, Moon, McLaughlin, Nelson, Nims, Beukema and Sheldon.

Punt, Pass and Kick

Boys and girls ages 8-15 compete in the fundamental skills of football. Winners can advance to sectional, state, and national championships. September/October.

Inner City Baseball

16 game schedule at Marsh Field. Season runs June through July.

Men’s Soccer

Mondays and Fridays at Reese soccer field. Season runs June through August.

Men’s Hockey

Various nights, at LC Walker Arena.

The newly renovated LC Walker arena offers various recreational activities.  Public skating is offered on Saturday and Sundays.  Youth and adult hockey leagues are also available during the week.  The West Michigan Speed Skating Club skates out of the LC Walker Arena.  The LC Walker Arena is also home to the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League

LC Walker Arena

955 4th St.