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Hoffmaster State Park

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Address: 6585 Lake Harbor Road, Muskegon, MI 49441
Phone Number: 231 798-3711

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Bring GPS

I love hiking in the moss lined trails but they are super badly marked. Bring a charged cell phone and GPS the well worn path you are on my not be the Homestead Trail.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Muskegon, Michigan
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129 reviews 129 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I love hiking in the moss lined trails but they are super badly marked. Bring a charged cell phone and GPS the well worn path you are on my not be the Homestead Trail.

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Norton Shores, Michigan
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My husband and I visit Hoffmaster several times a year to hike, sometime with our dog and sometimes without. We usually get lost and always enjoy ourselves! Last year we ended up taking a trail that ended up at a beautiful beach. I'm not sure if we can replicated it, but Hoffmaster is always wonderful! Regarding dogs in the park... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Wonderful beach, there are some stairs to climb to the beach, very relaxing place to take the kids or for a couple. Nice place to take walks and they have a small visitor center.

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I like the combo of a beach/dunes/walking trails. I never stayed in a campsite, but have spent many afternoons sunbathing and watching the boots go by. The parking area is large and the bathrooms at the entrance are convenient. No concession stands, though.

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Muskegon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Longer walk to the beach from parking through woodsy path, stairs down the dune edge to the wide beach. Much less crowded than the more well known beaches in Grand Haven, Holland etc but probably more beautiful and spacious. Nature walks through woods dunes and quiet hollows are worth a separate trip all by themselves at most any time of... More 

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Lapa, PR
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Oak Wilt disease has killed the trees in the camp ground. Haven't been there, but the pictures look real bad.

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Muskegon Michigan
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112 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This park is huge and wonderful place to get forests and beach. Located right on Lake Michigan you can go to the beach but they also have wonderful trails through the woods. Bathrooms are available.

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Muskegon, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Everything from the entrance to the long winding trails make this a park with great adventure! Hiking is my favorite thing to do here and there are lots if different trails to go on. The beach is beautiful and goes on and on for miles. It is by far one if the nicest, cleanest parks in West Michigan!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This was an amazing 3 day weekend getaway! We stayed at PJ HOFFMASTER'S STATE CAMPGROUND. We reserved online, using the Michigan DNR website. It was a great place to get all the details, campground maps, site pis etc.. Our choice was 2sites near the main beach access trail. It wormed out great, with just a short walk down a shady... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

there are many hiking trails that highlight the biological diversity of this area. the dunes are home to multiple ecosystems, all within walking distance. at the nature center, you can watch informative, award winning films; observe a live animal exhibit; and learn about dune ecology. picnic areas are available and, of course, there is a swimming beach. clean restrooms are... More 

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