Muskegon, Michigan, one of the deepest ports in the Great Lakes, is the largest populated city on the eastern shores of Lake Michigan, with about 38,000 residents (170,000 in the county). It is the commercial center and the county seat of Muskegon County.
Located along the shores of Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake where boating is popular, it is also home to a civic theater, museums, a State Park, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Bike Trail. Baker College and Muskegon Community College are located here and are an important part of the community. Michigan's Adventure, the largest amusement park in the state, is located a few miles north of the city.
Once inhabited by the Ottawa Indian tribes, the name Muskegon is derived from them and means “marshy river”. The city was once known as the “Lumber Queen of the World” and lumber baron Charles Hackley's legacy in Muskegon is seen throughout the town with museums, parks and historical sites.