Michigan has an incredible off-roading tradition, and there are plenty of places to enjoy some motorized action in natural environments. Today, we're heading out to Cedar Creek Motorsport Trail. This trail is tops when it comes to off-roading exploration, and with its proximity to great nearby restaurants and other attractions, you can make a whole trip of it! Here’s how to have the ultimate ATV off-roading adventure near Cedar Creek.
Pancakes are the order of the day at Mr. B's Pancake House, which features all-day breakfast every day. There's a lunch menu for those who show up a little late, but Mr. B's will offer one of the best pancake experiences that Muskegon can offer. Check out the Crab Cake Benedict for a taste of something unusual, or the Big Taster for a taste of absolutely everything. It features one slice of French toast, one pancake, two eggs, potatoes, two slices of bacon, two sausage links and toast.
This 24-mile single track trail with hilly sections runs alongside Cedar Creek. The course permits OHVs 50 inches or less in width. It will be difficult to leave this beautiful landscape, as the trail crosses two bridges and features stunning, rolling terrain. This could easily become your new favorite off-roading destination.
If your ATV experience calls for something a little more relaxing—and educational—afterward, stop in at the USS Silversides Submarine Museum. A host of exhibits await your perusal here, including a tour of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter McLane, a Prohibition-era cutter. You'll be able to get in on a series of lectures depending on when you go, and it's even possible to book a stay on board a World War II submarine with a little notice in advance.
By now, you're probably getting hungry, and one of the best dinners Muskegon can offer is found at the Hearthstone Bistro. In operation for the last 40 years, Hearthstone has learned a lot about the best tastes of Michigan. The menu boasts a staggering array of options ranging from escargot de bourgogne—in a puff pastry cap, no less—to a three-soup sampler known as the Soup Trilogy. Try the Chicken Milanese or lake perch featuring an almond and butter brioche. There are even sandwiches and burgers for the smaller appetite.
One of the best overnight accommodations around is the Shoreline Inn. The only waterfront hotel in Muskegon, it's got a 4.4 out of five on Expedia, which gives it some real credibility. Check out the rooms with full-wall atrium windows, French balconies, and even covered terraces to get the full effect of that water view. Free Wi-Fi, same-day dry cleaning, a 24-hour indoor pool, and even a game room will provide most every experience you could ask for.