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Norman F. Kruse Park

Muskegon, MI
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Muskegon
Type: Parks, Beaches
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texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This park is a hidden gem near Lake Michigan. There is a nice playground for the kids and nice bathroom and picnic facilities. You can climb up to the top of the dune on nice walkways and have a wonderful view of the lake. Well worth a visit.

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Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Like farther down in the shore, this beach was very clean - even though it is a dog-friendly beach. My puppy had the time of his life. It was great being able to take him to a place where we all had fun. Will definitely be heading back there!

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detroit
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67 reviews 67 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Instead of entering the park at official entrance, select the last parking spot on beach street. The walk is flat and only 50 yards to the dog section from Pere Marquette beach. Beach is fantastic. Large area for dogs and owners. Shallow when first in the water. Dogs run unleashed. Everyone is friendly and considerate with their dogs and yours.... More

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

My friend and I bring our dogs here every few weeks and really love the area. When you first come into the park you'll walk down a winding trail or steps to the beach area with signs pointing to where you can have your dogs. It is a bit different from other dog beaches in that there are no fences.... More

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite place to go swimming, walking, hiking, picnicking and you name it. Off the beaten path yet not, lol. I could go here every day. I love the steps and the view :)

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Oswego, Illinois, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I have two four year old Border Collies who love the beach and water. They chase the waves and run up and down the beach. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for providing such a wonderful space. Dog owners are frequently unwelcome. It is really great to have this first class beach as a place where we can take our... More

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detroit
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I love this place. Our Jack Russel especially loves this place. Not many beautiful sandy beaches where one can roam free with your 4 legged friend. We live on the east side of the state and we take the 2 1/2 hour drive just so we can take the dog to the beach. Be prepared to walk down and up... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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120 reviews 120 reviews
46 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

With the hundreds of miles of Great Lakes shoreline you'd think it would be easier to find a beach that allows dogs along Lake Michigan (and you'd be wrong!). Kruse Park is free and run by the city of Muskegon. It is a beautiful beach with a few flights of stairs down to the beach level. Dogs are allowed to... More

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Orlando, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Awesome. Good dogs, polite owners, easy access, calm waters. Too bad not everyone picks up after their dogs.

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Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This is a great beach to take your dog. It's a disignated dog beach and there are dozens of dogs enjoying time on the beach with owners who clean up after them.

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