Lake Express Ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan.

Lake Express Ferry
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Lake Express Ferry from Milwaukee

Want to enjoy the spectacular scenery of Lake Michigan while avoiding heavy traffic and relaxing in style? Consider taking a trip on the Lake Express Ferry from Milwaukee to Muskegon, Michigan. 

The 2024 season begins May 3 and runs through October 20, with summer trips up to three times a day. 

The ferry travels 40 miles per hour, with each trip lasting two and a half hours. 

Travelers can bring their autos, motorcycles, or bicycles for an additional charge. 

Lake Express Ferry Milwaukee

Ferry guests can choose from two seating options: the classic or premier cabin. Great for the business traveler, the premier cabin includes many amenities including steward service, complimentary wi-fi, table seating with electronic service for laptops, and complimentary nonalcoholic beverages. 

Visit the ferry’s galley for drinks and hot and cold food selections and enjoy the comfort of a climate-controlled cabin, or step onto the spacious deck to enjoy gorgeous lake views. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for passengers with special needs. 

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Michigan Destinations:

Breathtaking beaches, gourmet food and wine, and boutique shopping are only a ferry ride away when you visit these Michigan destinations.

From lighthouses to regattas and historic homes to a farmer’s market, plenty of restaurants, a distillery, and unforgettable views of shipwrecks, port city Muskegon offers a wonderful day or overnight trip for the whole family. 

Grand Haven
Grand Haven’s numerous hiking trails, beaches and sand dunes make the city an ideal getaway for those who love the great outdoors. Be sure to take a stroll along the city’s two-and-a-half-mile-long boardwalk, lined with restaurants, shops, marinas and charter fishing boats, and visit its charming downtown area.

Grand Rapids
With more than 80 breweries, it’s no wonder that Grand Rapids was voted Best Beer City by USA Today. One of the fastest-growing major cities in the Midwest, Grand Rapids, with its dynamic arts scene, which includes the 158-acre Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, and diverse restaurants, buzzes with energy.

Nature meets art, culture, and wine in scenic Saugatuck, which lies in the middle of the Michigan wine trail and is home to a variety of restaurants and boutiques. Located near tranquil beaches, the city has a lake with a sizeable walleye and trout population, the perfect spot for fishing enthusiasts. 

Silver Lake Sand Dunes
Be sure to snap photos of the 2,000 acres of windswept sand dunes that form for miles along Lake Michigan’s shoreline and the 690-acre Silver Lake.