Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Musketawa Trail

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Musketawa Trail, Conklin Trailhead
19610 Main St.(approx.)
Conklin, MI 49403
Musketawa Trail, Marne Trailhead
15295 - 8th Ave. (approx.)
Marne, MI 49435


In Ottawa County, parking for the trail is located on 8th Avenue near Marne and on Sehler Street near Conklin.

Amenities & Activities

  • Paved trail for hiking, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling (when approved) and more
  • Picnic tables in parking areas
  • Portable toilets in parking areas


This Map shows amenities, parking areas, features and trails.  The Musketawa Trail is a 12 foot wide, all-season path constructed on an abandoned rail line between Marne and Muskegon. Ottawa County Parks manages 10 miles of the 26 mile trail between April 1 and November 30. For more information, visit A brochure is also available.

Snowmobiling is allowed only when trails conditions have been approved.  Contact Oscar Reed-the West Shore Snowmobile Council rep at (231) 744-5731. Conditions are often posted at the Michigan Snowmobile Association.

Park Hours

The Musketawa Trail is open year 'round.  Please note that the parking area is not plowed in winter. 


There are no fees to use the Musketawa Trail.

Dog Policy

Dogs are permitted on the Musketawa Trail. For the safety and enjoyment of all park guests, pets must be on ten foot leashes and under control. Owners must clean up after their pet and dispose of waste in a trash receptacle. Recognizing that most dogs enjoy running and playing freely, many Ottawa County Open Space Lands allow dogs year-round off leash.

Additional Park Rules


Parks Visitor Center

  • The Nature
    Education Center
    at Hemlock Crossing
    8115 West Olive Road
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Tuesday - Saturday:
    9:00am - 5:00pm
    12:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 786-4847

Administration Office

  • Room 267
    12220 Fillmore St.
    West Olive, MI 49460
  • Monday - Friday:
    8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Phone: (616) 738-4810
    Fax: (616) 738-4812
  • In Ottawa County:
    (888) 731-1001 ext.4810

General Park Hours*

March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm
*Some parks close in winter or have hours that vary. Select each park for specific park hours.