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Looking for some great things to do while staying at the Swan Cottage or Swan at Stonehearth? Below are a sampling some great local attractions that you should visit while you are in the area.

Little Sable Point Lighthouse

1-little-sable-point-light-station-larry-carr.jpg.180x130_defaultWhether you come during the day for sunning and swimming or at night for the best sunset location in the county – you won’t be disappointed with this beach. The beautiful red brick lighthouse built in the late 1870’s is a must see. Large parking area and restroom facilities are available.  The walk out to the beach involves some dune crossing and climbing. Located 1/2 mile south of Golden Township Park. Requires a State Park Sticker.

White River Light Station and Museum

white-river-light-station-msm.jpg.180x130_defaultWhite River Light Station is located in Whitehall, Michigan about 25 miles north of Muskegon on the shore of Lake Michigan. Built in 1875 by Captain William Robinson, the White River Light Station now serves as a physical reminder of the rich nautical history of Michigan. The lighthouse is now a museum and open to the public.  Plan a visit to the museum and climb the spiral staircase to the top of the light house tower, browse the many 19th and early 20th century photographs and examine the collection of nautical artifacts, look out across Lake Michigan as the lighthouse Keeper.  In addition to the museum, the Whitehall area has much to offer. The Lake Michigan coastline offers many recreational opportunities. Several golf courses are within a short drive as is Michigan’s Adventure Amusement Park. In addition, the City of Whitehall offers small town charm, culture and entertainment with many unique shops and restaurants.

Howmet Playhouse

howmet-playhouse.JPG.180x130_defaultWelcome to our hometown theatre, the Historic Howmet Playhouse. The playhouse is a City of Whitehall project, located two blocks off the the main street of a traditional downtown in Whitehall, Michigan. Our ninety-four year old theatre has been presenting fine arts and entertainment to the greater West Michigan area since 1916.

USS SILVERSIDES Submarine Museum

silversides2.jpg.180x130_defaultYour journey has just started as you travel through the exhibits and the theater inside of the new Robert G Morin facility. Enter WWII at the bombing of Pearl Harbor — from the gathering storm of 1919 – 1940 to the time line during WWII, learn how the Pacific War leaders lead the world. Learn about Passive Sonar and Active Sonar, Periscopes, and how Submarines Dive and Surface. Explore the Depths of the Ocean. Continue your journey through the Cold War and read about nuclear SILVERSIDES, SSN-679.

World’s Largest Weathervane – Montague

mimonweathervane-plourde.jpg.180x130_defaultBuilt by Whitehall Products employees in the factory in Montague. This functioning weathervane is 48 feet tall with an arrow 26 feet long. Very unique and interesting.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in picturesque Muskegon State Park is one of the finest winter sports centers in Western Michigan. The complex boasts one of three luge tracks in the United States and is operated and designed for introducing beginners to the sport of luge. lugeatmuskegon.jpg.180x130_defaultThe complex also has the original “Nordic Nights” lighted x-c ski trail system with 7.5 kilometers of lighted and groomed trails and and additional 8 kilometers of advanced day trails. There are three ice skating rinks catering to hockey, family skating, and a kiddie rink. Snowshoe trails traverse through the dunes on the shore of Lake Michigan. The heated sports lodge is complete with rentals, food service, fireplace warming area.

Michigan Adventure

thunderhawk-1.jpg.180x130_defaultMichigan’s Adventure is an amusement park in Muskegon County, Michigan, about halfway between Muskegon, Michigan and Whitehall, Michigan. It is the largest amusement park in the state and has been owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company since 2001. The park features seven roller coasters, including the critically acclaimed Shivering Timbers (a high speed wooden out and back roller coaster), a common Corkscrew coaster, and a suspended looping coaster, Thunderhawk. The park also includes a number of “flat rides” such as the “Scrambler” and “Flying Trapeze”.