The Musketawa Trail is a four season recreational trail in West Michigan between Marne and East Muskegon. It traverses orchards and farmlands, under forested canopies in Ottawa County, passing through the farming village of Conklin and onward to Ravenna. There you will find the longest of 13 railroad trestles (216 feet long) over Crockery Creek. At Ravenna, note the 100-year old rebuilt railroad water tower and railroad signs and signals—all courtesy of the Friends group. A recent addition of a railroad caboose highlights Ravenna as the trails historical centerpiece. Then, it’s pleasant open farmland in Muskegon County all the way to East Muskegon with connections through towns westward along the beautiful nine-mile Muskegon Lakeshore Trail to Pere Marquette Park and its lovely beaches on Lake Michigan. There take time to admire the lighthouse, boating in the channel, the W.W. II submarine “Silversides” and Naval museum. One also passes the high speed ferry dock and a two hour trip across Lake Michigan to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Musketawa Trail becomes an important interstate connector. A newly paved seven mile extension, the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail, goes from Marne eastward to Walker and will eventually connect to the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail. Another new six mile extension north from Muskegon, the Fred Meijer Berry Junction Trail, has paving scheduled for late 2016/early 2017, The Berry Junction Trail will connect to Whitehall and the 28-mile Hart-Montague Trail in Oceana County which has just been newly rebuilt.
Join us for a tour through “Pure Michigan.”
21 years of trail work and still going!
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