Region 8 -Muskegon to Newaygo
Region 8 -Muskegon to Newaygo
Michigan Life's Region 8 Muskegon and Newaygo Area including Lake County, Mason County, Mecosta County, Muskegon County, Newaygo County, Oceana County and Osceola County Michigan.
Every year we are open, we have more fun that the year before. We expect this year to be the same. Our maze, pumpkin patch, and horse drawn wagon rides all waiting for you still at the same low prices as the day we opened in 2007 (see details below).
Buttersville Park Beach is a dog-friendly beach south of Ludington and a little less crowded than the beaches closer to downtown. Follow the scenic drive to the Buttersville Peninsula to this quiet escape off the beaten path.
May - September
Just down the shore from Big Sable stands the Ludington North Breakwater Light, another charge of SPLKA’s and a partner with the City of Ludington. This 1924 light is also open for tours and tower climbs and boasts a vibrant green light from its tower.
Just south of Ludington is a magical world of seventy foot sand dunes and evergreen forests. Here, burrowed amidst the Silver Lake State Park sand dunes, stands the spectacular Little Sable Point Lighthouse.
Day after Thanksgiving through January 1, 2023
The Colors of Christmas is a drive-thru wonderland of lights and Christmas displays. Every night from 6:00pm to 11:00pm starting day after Thanksgiving through January 1st!
Open every night 6pm-11pm November 27 - January 1st.
The Colors of Christmas is a drive-thru wonderland of lights and Christmas displays. Every night from 6:00pm to 11:00pm starting the day after Thanksgiving until January 1 - the Croton Township Campground will be open for you and your family to drive through or hike through "The Colors of Christmas" light displays.
2nd & 3rd weeks in February
Pentwater’s Winterfest is the second and third weeks in February and includes a fishing tournament, the Snowman Scram 5K and opportunities to go cross-country skiing in the Pere Marquette State Forest.
Come join us on a sleigh ride through the beautiful countryside of west Michigan. The sleigh trails wind through our third generation family farm which consists of agricultural fields and a beautiful forest that features rolling hills, deep ravines, river bottom and thick swamp.
December 3, 2022 at 2pm
Santa’s comin’ to town! Join us for the Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Montague and Whitehall. The American Legion and VFW will lead the event, along with our generous Title Sponsor, Shepherd & Shepherd Law.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex is a place to get the family out and active for the winter. We have ice skating, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and luge! You can purchase a season family pass and enjoy the outdoor rink all season! Skate rentals also available.
Double JJ Resort is Michigan's favorite Four Season Destination Resort. Whether you're visiting to explore the woods on horseback, splash in the waterpark, play a round of golf, or just escape from the world for a while, we are eager to meet & exceed all of your expectations.
The Ludington House, a historically significant home, is a three-story, Queen Ann Victorian set on a beautifully landscaped corner lot with ample off-street parking. We are conveniently located a short walk from Lake Michigan, downtown shops, galleries and fine restaurants.
Ryke’s Bakery has been a culinary cornerstone in West Michigan since 1937, providing generations of loyal customers with the most delectable baked goods and deliciously inspired cuisine. Countless families have celebrated each of life’s special moments with a Ryke’s cake and our Butter Thin cookies.
Located in Muskegon, the park is situated on 3 miles of stunning Lake Michigan shoreline and features a modern campground, towering dunes, 10 miles of scenic trails and the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Cente
WaterDog Outfitters is your one stop shop for all things fun in the White Lake area. No need to leave the beautiful lakeshore community, contending with elbow to elbow shoppers at the big box store.
Nestled among jack pines, just a quick two mile walk along a breathtaking trail, stands Big Sable’s noble black and white tower. At over one hundred feet tall, this historic beacon is a huge attraction for its owner, Ludington State Park.
Join Rainbow Ranch on a horseback ride through the beautiful countryside of western Michigan.
Ride horseback through several miles of trails with scenic views of our third generation family farm, including agricultural fields, rolling hills, deep ravines, river bottom, and thick swamp.
The White Lake area is a beautiful lakefront community in West Michigan. It is made up of the quaint towns of Montague and Whitehall. The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce is located on White Lake near Lake Michigan on the shores of Western Michigan in Muskegon County.
Muskegon is our little slice of the Lake Michigan shoreline in Muskegon County, Michigan!
September 9 - 11, 2022
This Annual Wheatland Music Festival is held the first weekend after Labor Day in September. In addition to the star-studded lineup on the main stage there is a wide variety of activities.
September 9-10, 2022
Apple & BBQ Cook-Off Festival
Come enjoy this Fall Festival highlighting the Michigan Sanctioned Kansas City BBQ Cook-Off Competition & farm fresh apples of Oceana County. Festival is held in the business district of Silver Lake Sand Dunes located six miles west of US-31 at the Hart/Mears exit 149.
Unruly Brewing Company is about community. It's about being creative, and living life in high contrast with a punk-like attitude. It's getting up in the morning and giving yourself a big high-five in the mirror.
July 26-30, 2022
The Muskegon County Fair Association strives to continue making improvements to the fairgrounds! Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who continue to sponsor our efforts to build a great facility in Muskegon County!!