Ottawa County Parks & Recreation
19610 Main St.(approx.)
Conklin, MI 49403
Musketawa Trail, Marne Trailhead
15295 - 8th Ave. (approx.)
Marne, MI 49435
The Musketawa Trail is a 26 mile paved (12 foot wide) all-season linear park constructed on an abandoned rail line between Marne and Muskegon. Ottawa County Parks manages the 10 mile section of trail from Marne to the Muskegon County line between April 1 and November 30. Trail uses include hiking, biking, roller-blading, snowmobiling and horseback riding. The Musketawa Trail was acquired and developed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources with assistance from the Friends of the Musketawa Trail.
For more information, visit the Friends web site at www.musketawatrail.org or contact the county parks office. A brochure is also available. Questions regarding snowmobile use and trail conditions, contact Oscar Reed at (231) 744-5731 (West Shore Snowmobile Council representative).
Park Map - This printable map shows facilities, parking areas, features and trails (if any).
- Picnic tables in parking areas
- Portable toilets in parking areas.
Park HoursThe Musketawa Trail is open year 'round.
FeesThere are no fees to use the Musketawa Trail.
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.
DirectionsIn Ottawa County, parking for the trail is located on 8th Avenue near Marne and on Sehler Street near Conklin. See map below for parking locations.
Parks Administration Office
12220 Fillmore St.
West Olive, MI 49460
8:00am - 5:00pm
Fax: (616) 738-4812
(888) 731-1001 ext.4810
General Park Hours*March 1 - October 15
7:00am - 10:00pm
October 16 - February 28
7:00am - 8:00pm