Muskegon is the
greater populated of two principal cities of and included in the Muskegon-Norton
Shores, Michigan Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is further included
in the larger Grand Rapids-Muskegon-Holland, Michigan Combined Statistical
Area. Muskegon is the largest city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan.
Muskegon Summer Celebration
(late June/early July), is a ten-day festival, held during the July
4th holiday every year, that brings national music acts of all backgrounds
to the shore of Muskegon Lake at Heritage Landing. Also included is
the Muskegon Art Fair, street fair, Village Craft Market, and the
carnival rides. The Muskegon Film Festival is held in February.
In addition, Muskegon also
berths the S.S. Milwaukee Clipper a former car ferry that traveled
the same route as Lake Express does today. The boat is in the middle
of a long process of being restored to its original form, but in the
mean time is open for tours and hosts a museum aboard the vessel with
information on both the Milwaukee Clipper, as well as the history
of Maritime in Muskegon. Muskegonís entire history surrounds around
being a port for commerce or travel, and this is an image the city
Due to large amounts of
lake effect snow, Muskegon offers some of the best snowmobile riding
in the state.
For more information on
planning your next visit to Muskegon please visit the Muskegon
Convention and Visitor's Bureau or the Muskegon
Area Chamber of Commerce.