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Things to Do in Norton Shores, Michigan

We are conveniently located in Norton Shores with easy access to the area's major thoroughfares and Muskegon County Airport. Our pet-friendly community features beautiful, lush landscaping, ample parking, and generous living space in our oversized apartments.  We invite you to come to tour our community and see why Shoreline Landing is a great place to call home!


Top 5 Things To Do In Norton Shores


1. Pere Marquette Beach 

Comprising more than 27 acres along the shores of Lake Michigan, Pere Marquette Beach is a popular Muskegon-area destination for outdoor activities. In addition to an expansive beach, the park also includes a playground, sand volleyball courts, The Deck restaurant, Muskegon South Pierhead Lighthouse, and more. Harbour Towne Beach on Muskegon Lake and Kruse Beach, the area’s only dog-friendly beach, are also popular places to catch a few rays!


Within a short drive of the Norton Shores-Muskegon Area, Hoffmaster State Park, Lake Harbor Park, Mona Lake, Muskegon Lake, Muskegon State Park, and Heritage Landing afford numerous additional opportunities for exciting outdoor recreation. With its proximity to Lake Michigan, there is no shortage of boating, fishing, beaches, camping, hiking, and biking options for outdoor enthusiasts in the Muskegon area.

3510 Channel Dr
Muskegon, MI 49441


2. USS Silversides Submarine Museum


Adjacent to Pere Marquette Park on the Muskegon Channel connecting Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan, the USS Silverside Submarine Museum honors, educates, and preserves the legacy of the men and women who served on the Gato-Class World War II USS Silverside. The Silverside was one of the most decorated submarines of World War II, receiving twelve battle stars for service, and sinking 23 enemy ships over the course of fourteen patrols between 1941-1945.


In addition to the submarine harbored in the Channel, a two-story museum features numerous exhibits on the War, as well as rental space available for private gatherings. The Museum hosts lectures, ceremonies, education programs, and other events throughout the year. The Museum’s popular overnight encampment experience provides visitors a behind-the-scenes tour of the boat before bunking down for the night in the same berths used by WWII heroes!

1346 Bluff St
Muskegon, MI 49441


3. Michigan's Adventure


Just a short drive north of Muskegon, Michigan’s Adventure is a 250-acre amusement park featuring over 50 rides, attractions, games, and more. With rides ranging from family-friendly favorites like Winky the Whale and Frog Hopper, to pulse-pounding rollercoasters like the famous wooden Shivering Timbers and the Corkscrew, and thrill rides like the Flying Trapeze and Thunderhawk, there’s something for everyone on the midway at Michigan’s Adventure!


Michigan’s Adventure started as a petting zoo back in the late 1950s and has since expanded to become the largest amusement park in the state. In 1990, the park also opened WildWater adventure, an expansive water park with slides, water rides, a lazy river, wave pool, and plenty of space to soak up the sun! The growing park will welcome the Peanuts-themed Camp Snoopy children’s area in 2021. Numerous restaurants, concession, and gift shop options are also available throughout both parks.

4750 Whitehall Rd
Muskegon, MI 49455


4. Muskegon Museum of Art


Located in the heart of Downtown Muskegon, the Muskegon Museum of Art has been a treasured local institution since its inception in 1912. The Museum features an extensive permanent collection of paintings, photographs, bronze sculptures, and blown glass, among others, as well as traveling and rotating exhibitions throughout the year. The MMOA also hosts workshops, classes, festivals, and other community events. Don’t forget to pick up a souvenir at the Museum store!


Rich with history from its heyday as a world lumber capital, Muskegon features several additional museums and historic sites that provide a glimpse into the past. The Hackley and Hume Historic Site features the beautifully restored homes of Muskegon’s two most famous lumber barons, or pay a visit to the Lakeshore Museum Center, S.S. Milwaukee Clipper, Muskegon Heritage Museum, USS LST 393, Scolnik House, Fire House Museum, or the Muskegon Railroad Historical Society.

296 W Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440


5. Craig's Cruisers

Featuring more than 120,000 square feet of indoor games and dining, as well as several outdoor attractions, Craig’s Cruisers on East Pontaluna Road in Norton Shores is one of western Michigan’s most popular destinations for family fun of all ages. From mini-golf and batting cages to indoor and outdoor go-carts and bumper boats, plus nearly 100 arcade-style games, dining options, and more, Craig’s Cruisers has something for everyone.


Craig’s is a popular venue for birthday parties, and also has packages available for company teambuilding, school field trips, team outings, church groups, and other community events. Craig’s team helps with set-up, greeting guests, and post-event clean-up so you can keep your focus on the guests.  With locations throughout Western Michigan in Grand Rapids, Holland, and Silver Lake, you’ll never be far from fun at Craig’s Cruisers!


1551 E Pontaluna Rd
Norton Shores, MI 49456


Top 5 Amazing Places to Eat In Norton Shores


The Hearthstone Bistro

Best Date Night Restaurant

Serving the Muskegon area since 1975, The Hearthstone Bistro on the southern edge of town serves up an eclectic selection of French, Italian, and American cuisine. From escargot de Bourgogne and Chesapeake Bay oysters to filet mignon with bordelaise sauce and Croque monsieur, The Hearthstone’s elevated fare is sure to impress your date!

3350 Glade St
Muskegon, MI 49444


Toast 'N Jams

Best Breakfast 

From their laid-back, no-frills, 50s diner-style digs in a south Muskegon strip mall, Toast ‘N Jams turns out breakfast classics like pancakes, French toast, omelets, scrambles, hashes, breakfast burritos, huevos rancheros, quiche, and more! A great selection of house-made soups, hot and cold sandwiches, wraps, fresh salads, and a variety of juicy burgers are also available from the lunch menu.

3462 Henry St
Muskegon, MI 49441


Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack

Best Deli

Located off Washington Avenue, Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack is a longtime local favorite for generously-portioned sandwiches using only the finest gourmet Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses. In addition to their famous sandwiches, Fatty Lumpkins also features delicious garden-fresh salads, homemade soups, and made-from-scratch sides like pasta salad and coleslaw.

971 Washington Ave
Muskegon, MI 49441


Pigeon Hill Brewing Company

Best Brewpub

In Downtown Muskegon off Western Avenue, Pigeon Hill Brewing Company crafts a wide range of Michigan-inspired beers from lagers and IPAs, to sours and stouts, all available on tap! While you choose from over 20 rotating beer selections, snack on Country Dairy cheese curds, Sweet Temptations popcorn, or order up a pie from Top Shelf Pizza just across the hall!

500 W Western Ave
Suite 1 
Muskegon, MI 49440


El Burrito Loco

Best Mexican Food

South of Muskegon near the Lakes Crossing shopping center, El Burrito Loco features authentic Mexican food in a vibrant, charming setting. With an array of Mexican and southwestern classics like tacos, burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, carne asada, and much more, El Burrito Loco is sure to satisfy your craving for something spicy! Pair your meal with a margarita, Corona, or Jarritos fruit soda!

5916 Harvey St
Muskegon, MI 49444


Schools in Norton Shores, MI

Muskegon City School District
(231) 720-2000