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Address: Muskegon, MI
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Lake Michigan All To Yourself

This park is so lovely and isolated .....it's lake front living w/o the tax bill. I like to hang a left and walk down to the water plant. Good meditation walk. If you want cardio... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Muskegon, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This park is so lovely and isolated .....it's lake front living w/o the tax bill. I like to hang a left and walk down to the water plant. Good meditation walk. If you want cardio with a view hang a right up the steep steps and follow the boardwalk. Pavillions are great for parties, bathrooms and playgrounds round out the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This gem is tucked at the end of West Sherman Ave and can be easily missed. The park, named after former Muskegon Mayor Norman F Kruse, has pavilions that can be reserved, areas to walk, and a small beach with a fenced off area for a dog area. The boardwalk area was quite disappointing as it in desperate need of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I have been here a few times and have never been disappointed. I love the dog beach. Watching dogs of all breeds jump through the surf is a great way to spend an hour or two. There are steps you can climb to get a great view of Lake Michigan. There are benches to relax on as you climb the... More 

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I have two dogs; this park has a dog beach which allows me to walk them off-leash. They are in dog heaven; they both think they are so important--lol. As long as everyone picks up after their dogs (most do), the beach is clean and litter free; there are both steps and ramp from the parking area to the beach.... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Our cockapoo loved playing with his new doggy friends on the beach. My kids loved climbing the sand dunes. It was a hit with everyone.

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Jackson, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Spectacular day on a beautiful beach exclusively for our Chocolate Labrador ! We are very appreciative of the Muskegon County Parks for this beach access!

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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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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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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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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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Address: Muskegon, MI
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Muskegon County  >  Muskegon

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