West Michigan is full of outdoor enthusiasts living active and healthy lifestyles – yes, even in the winter! For example, with more than 1,500 miles of bike trails across the state, Michiganders are biking their way around the mitten as leisurely hobbies and gratifying workouts. One city in particular has access to some of the best bike trails in Michigan. Here’s the inside scoop on the bike trails, routes and paths in Muskegon, Michigan.
Enjoy a ride from Pere Marquette Beach to North Muskegon on the Muskegon Lakeshore Trail. Relish in the view of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake as you pedal through a series of marinas, parks and sand dunes. Ten miles of paved pathway ensures a smooth and magnificent bike ride.
Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail
The Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail connects Muskegon to Whitehall. This trail is a beautiful ride through the Manistee National Forest with Lake Michigan just to the west. The majority of this trail is a quiet and peaceful ride, but you’ll start to feel (and hear) a little more energy as you pass by Michigan’s largest amusement park, Michigan Adventure. Conveniently, the Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail also connects to the Hart-Montague Trail.
The Hart-Montague Trail is one of Michigan’s rural-rail biking paths that runs through a few small Michigan towns and provides beautiful Midwest scenes. Along the 22.7 miles of bike path between Hart and Montague, you’ll also ride through the towns of Rothbury, New Era, Shelby and Mears. As you ride, be on the look out for the world’s largest weathervane, countryside views, and nature’s gorgeous colors.
Scenic Drive Connector Route
Appropriately named, the Scenic Drive Connector Route offers some of the best views of the Lake Michigan lakeshore you can find. Enjoy 21 miles of endless beauty between North Muskegon and Whitehall on this amazing road route. This ride takes you through Muskegon State Park, Pioneer County Park and Duck Lake State Park.
The Musketawa Trail
For a visually diverse trail, try pedaling down the 25-mile long Musketawa trail. This bike trail stretches from Marne, which is just west of Grand Rapids, to Muskegon. Being a trail of variety, you’ll pass through light industrial areas as well as rural hay fields and crop farms. Along this bike route, you can also experience the quaint towns of Conklin and Ravenna.
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