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Fall color tour from Muskegon to Whitehall and Norton Shores

Fall color tour from Muskegon to Whitehall and Norton Shores

The leaves are nearing their peak color in West Michigan.  You don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful tour starts in Muskegon and takes you through Whitehall and back through Norton Shores.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Muskegon

US-31 north to westbound Whitehall-Colby St exit (US-31BR). Left on Mears, left on Main, right on Benston, right on Durham, right on Lakewood Rd. Left on Weber, right on Michillinda. Left on Nestrom, right on Duck Lake Rd, then left on Scenic Dr along Lake Michigan to Muskegon State Park. Left on Memorial Dr to Whitehall Rd/US-31BR (Seaway Dr). South to Laketon Ave (becomes Lakeshore Dr after curve) to Pere Marquette Park. Follow shoreline. Right on Beach St, left on Sherman Blvd, right on Lincoln, right on McCracken, left on Seminole.

Fall color tour from Montague to Hart to Silver Lake Sand Dunes

Fall color tour from Montague to Hart to Silver Lake Sand Dunes

The leaves are nearing their peak color in West Michigan.  You don’t have to go far to catch the fall colors.  One beautiful tour starts in Montague and takes you through Rothbury, New Era, Shelby, Hart, Pentwater and the Silver Lake Sand Dunes area.

Color Tour Directions Starting from Montague

North on US-31BR, north on Whitehall Rd through Rothbury. East on Cleveland Rd, north on 90th Ave, west on Arthur Rd, north on Oceana Dr through New Era, Shelby and Hart. West on Monroe Rd (becomes US-31BR) to Long Bridge Rd along Pentwater Lake. South on Ridge Ave (becomes Hazel Rd, then Silver Lake Rd at Silver Lake). South on 18th Ave, west on Buchanan, south on 16th Ave (becomes Scenic Dr, then Webster Rd). South on 48th Ave (becomes Lehman Rd in Muskegon County), east on Meinert Park Rd, south on Chase Rd, west on Hancock Rd and south on Old Channel Trail.

City of Whitehall Leaf Pickup

City of Whitehall Leaf Pickup

City of Whitehall leaf pickup will run November 1 through November 30.

Visit http://www.cityofwhitehall.org/ for additional information.

White Lake Area Guided Nature Walks

White Lake Area Guided Nature Walks

Discover the beauty of the White Lake Area.  Naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas.  A variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife will be covered, depending on the time of year.  The walks are appropriate for adults and familes; no children allowed without parents.

Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month beginning in June and continuing through October.  Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon.

Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  Bring water and snacks if needed.  Other optional items include: hat, suncreen, insect repellent, umbrella, binoculars, cameras, sketchpad, and pencils or pens.

Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe.  Please call to confirm if you have questions.

White Lake Area Guided Nature Walks

Discover the beauty of the White Lake Area.  Naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas.  A variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife will be covered, depending on the time of year.  The walks are appropriate for adults and familes; no children allowed without parents.

Walks will take place the first Saturday of the month beginning in June and continuing through October.  Walks begin at 10:30am sharp and last until approximately noon.

Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes.  Bring water and snacks if needed.  Other optional items include: hat, suncreen, insect repellent, umbrella, binoculars, cameras, sketchpad, and pencils or pens.

Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe.  Please call to confirm if you have questions.

Information on lake and beach safety

Information on lake and beach safety

You can now find information about whether the beaches are safe at your local lake or river.

That information is available from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

Click on the links below to see information about Montague / Whitehall area beaches:

More beach to love

More beach to love

MONTAGUE - It looks like there is more beach to love this summer along the Lake Michigan shoreline at Montague and Whitehall.

There is a good extra five or six feet of beach due to lower lake levels, compared to last year.  Last year, there was barely enough room to walk is some places without getting your feet wet in the cold lake.