With clear, blue lakes, sugar-sand-beaches, wooded trails and sun-dappled scenic routes through the forested dunes, Muskegon is spectacularly beautiful any time of year. But when autumn arrives, foliage throughout our county creates a burst of fall colors that rival any in America!

You're never far from a beautiful view of the autumn leaves in Muskegon County.  In addition to the state parks and eight county parks, Muskegon County has over 65 miles of hiking and biking trails and numerous picturesque routes from which to enjoy our vibrant fall colors. Muskegon State Park, bordered by both Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan is of particular interest, offering over 10 miles of hiking trails that meander through a variety of landscapes. The Blockhouse, a wooden structure located in the park, allows visitors to view Lake Michigan over a canopy of mulit-colored trees. Scenic Drive winds through the woods along the coast of Lake Michigan and is the main route for our "Depot to Depot Fall Color Tour".


Downtown Muskegon alone has over 20 restaurant choices to begin your culinary excursion.

Rainbows in the Fall

You don't have to be Irish to love this Festival! Join us for a traditional Irish beverage, live music or traditional Irish Food.

Fall Color Tree

Muskegon is famous for its long, wide sandy beaches. In fact, our beach is the biggest in West Michigan and loved by kite surfing enthusiasts.

Fall Guy

Muskegon County offers a premier destination for freshwater fishing surrounded by waterways including Lake Michigan, inland lakes, streams, and the world-renowned  Muskegon River for year-round fishing action.

Muskegon State Park
Frauenthal Center

This completely restored 1920's movie palace is home to West Michigan Symphony, the Muskegon Civic Theatre and a host of nationally touring events.

USS Silversides

The USS Silversides Submarine Museum features a real World War II submarine that you can tour inside and out year round.

Lakeshore Museum Center

The LSMC is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the natural and cultural history of Muskegon County.

Muskegon Museum of Art

One of the most highly respected art museums in the Midwest, the MMA offers a full schedule of permanent collections & traveling exhibits.