The White Lake Area is the perfect vacation destination!
Whether you’re looking for outdoor fun with plenty of recreational opportunities, or a wonderful fall color tour …. White Lake has it.
Canoe or fish, golf or play tennis. Enjoy our spectacular sunsets. Enjoy quaint shops and restaurants.
Poke around in our museums. Whitehall, located in northern Muskegon County about five miles from the Lake Michigan coastline, is named for its location at the end of beautiful White Lake, actually the mouth of the White River at Lake Michigan. Although much of its economy is tourist-related, especially its extended marina on the lake, it also contains some small businesses and manufacturing facilities.
Whitehall’s recorded history began around 1859 when Charles Mears, a noted lumber baron to the area platted the village along with Giles B. Slocum, naming it Mears. In 1862, it was renamed Whitehall. It grew because of its strategic location for floating and distributing lumber, incorporating as a village in 1867.
It later was incorporated as a city in 1942.
We hope to see you in Whitehall!