The Montague and Whitehall areas boast a long list of sports and outdoor activities. From biking and boating in summer to cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in winter, there’s something for everyone.
The Hart-Montague Bike Trail is a 22-mile-long paved path curving smoothly through scenic countryside. Perfect for biking, hiking, and jogging in summer and ideal for snowmobiles in winter, this trail is a can’t-miss on your up north adventure. The best part? The trailhead is steps from The Weathervane Inn’s front door.
Skate, ski, and sled till your heart’s content. Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park offers nearly every winter sport imaginable — all within the confines of impressive Muskegon State Park. Enjoy the high-end facilities of a well-curated winter sports park at affordable prices. For the truly adventurous, try the Olympian-designed luge track. Equipment rentals and lessons are available.
Explore the many waterways of the Montague-Whitehall area! Most popular are of course White River, White Lake, and Lake Michigan. White River is an easy-going river, ideal for paddle boarding and kayaking. As it leads directly into White Lake, once you feel confident, take your chosen mode of transportation out in deeper waters for more fun. White Lake then leads into Lake Michigan, which offers its own types of water recreation opportunities — from swimming and bodyboarding, to boating, kayaking, jet skiing, and tubing.
Located just east of downtown Montague, Clear Springs Nature Preserve offers a haven for nature lovers. Take a trip to hike, jog, canoe, or sit back and watch for wildlife amongst the 100 acres of woods and natural springs. It’s the perfect place to relax for an afternoon or pack a lunch and have a picnic.
Duck Lake State Park is one of the most popular natural attractions in the area. Its boundaries extend from the shores of Lake Michigan to the northern shore of inland Duck Lake. The extensive park includes safe and well-maintained trails and public spaces for hiking or picnicking as well as opportunities to fish, swim, and relax.
White River Light Station Beach is home to the historic White River Light Station, constructed in 1875. Today, the light station acts as a public museum, offering regularly scheduled tours and fascinating photographs and nautical artifacts. Come for a tour or simply to stroll around the well-cared-for grounds and shoreline.
Follow White Lake and the White Lake Channel all the way west and you’ll run right into Medbery Park, situated on Lake Michigan. This park is ideal for picnicking, swimming, fishing, or beach volleyball (just be sure to pack your own net). Although there is no running water, restrooms are also available.