P.J. Hoffmaster Spring Activities

By Megan Clute

Hoffmaster State Park

Photo: Michigan Department of Natural Resources

The month of March marks the start of spring events at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in Muskegon. The Exploring Nature program will kick off on March 3 and continue through April 21 during which, the park will host nature hikes and activities every weekend (except April 7). Events range from fitness training on the sand dunes to youth activities such as the Forest Fairies Green Tips Hike and the All Things Green and Lucky Hike.

P.J. Hoffmaster is home to 10 miles of trails and is located along Lake Michigan’s shoreline. The sand dunes in the area also serve as a main attraction to the park. The beginning of spring is the perfect time to explore and participate in the activities being offered.

While visiting P.J. Hoffmaster, guests are encouraged to take a tour through Genevieve Casey Nature Sanctuary, located less than an hour away from the park. It is known for its hiking trails, coldwater stream, pink ladyslipper, and even a hog-nosed snake which was recently discovered in the area. For more information or directions to the sanctuary, give us a call at 517-655-5655.

We encourage you to check out the many educational activities offered at P.J Hoffmaster. If you’re interested in additional nature education materials, MNA has a wide variety of resources for your use. Visit the education section of our website to learn more.

For more information on P.J. Hoffmaster State Park or the Exploring Nature program, please contact Elizabeth Tillman at 231-798-3573. For more information on the MNA and its nature sanctuaries and plant preserves, please contact us at 517-655-5655.