Enhance Your Visit by Bicycling Around Muskegon

January 9th, 2014 FSchossau_admin

Biking around MuskegonAs any visitors to the area know, Muskegon is a beautiful place. When you’re surrounded by breathtaking scenery, from the mighty Lake Michigan to the smaller Muskegon Lake, we here at Port City Victorian Inn suggest taking it in by bicycle.

Much like a bed and breakfast, bicycling helps to slow things down and allow you to immerse yourself in your surroundings, while still getting from place to place relatively quickly. Even though we’re currently enduring the worst throes of winter, it’s a great time to look ahead to your Spring or Summer trip to the area, and dream about exploring our wonderful area.

If you don’t have a bicycle of your own, or you don’t want to deal with the hassle of hauling a bike rack around for the length of your trip, we offer bike rentals right here at Port City Victorian Inn. Just ask Fred or Barb for the details.

After that, it’s time to head to one of Muskegon’s three long trails.

Your first option is the 12 Mile Lakeshore Trail, which provides great views of Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake, and the City of Muskegon itself. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop and check out some of the local historic attractions or to grab a quick bite to eat. This trail will continue to be improved and lengthened in the years to come.

Those looking for more natural and rural scenery might prefer the Musketawa Trail, which runs for 26 miles through forests, farmland, and small towns. All sorts of travelers, from wheelchairs to snowmobiles, enjoy the trail. For an even deeper connection with nature, try the Hart-Montague Trail State Park, with its dazzling scenic overlooks

Of course, the City of Muskegon is a bike friendly place as well, whether you’re going out for a bite to eat, to grab some ice cream, or to catch a movie.  There’s even a “Bike to Work” event to promote health and sustainability through commuting by bicycle.

The Port City Victorian Inn Bed & Breakfast is a great launching point for all sorts of experiences around the Muskegon area. So if you’re planning a trip for later this year, don’t forget the bikes!




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