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Welcome to the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau.

Guides & Maps

To truly Live White Lake, it’s easier when you can find your way!

We make it simple by providing useful area maps and guides below. Peruse maps of our city centers, snowmobile trails, and other local areas. We’ve also included useful guides, outlining some great ideas for things to do while you’re here.

Have questions about where to go? Our Visitor Center team members are always here to help out: (231) 893-4585.

To view an enlarged version of each map or guide, click on the thumbnail. Maps and guides can also be freely downloaded as PDFs.

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Whitehall and Montague Area Map & White Lake Area Map

The White Lake area encompasses the sister communities of Montague and Whitehall, two towns separated by a bridge across White River. As White River moves west, it empties into White Lake, which then empties into Lake Michigan.

Our map of the White Lake area includes Whitehall, Montague, and the surrounding areas, extending east to the nearest highway, US-31. Use this map to locate primary and secondary roads, bicycle trails and state parks, shopping areas, and other important landmarks and points of interest.

Click on the map to the left to view the enlarged version (PDF).

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White Lake Area Snowmobile Map

West Michigan is known for excellent snowmobiling landscapes, and as a result, features over 175 miles of well-maintained, interconnected snowmobiling trails. Go soaring over the graceful hills and valleys of the countryside and experience a thrilling Michigan winter adventure with your family or friends — it’s the perfect place!

We want to help make your West Michigan snowmobile trip as smooth as possible, which is why we’ve provided this comprehensive map of the area’s snowmobile trails. The map points out ideal places to park, eat, lodge, and find gas along each route, including medical service locations and port-a-jons.

Click on the map to the left to view the enlarged version (PDF).

Hart-Montague Trail State Park
Counties: Muskegon, Oceana
Trail Length: 28 miles
Trail Category: Rail-Trail
Trail Surfaces: Asphalt
Trail Activities: Biking, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Snowmobiling, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

The paved 22-mile Hart-Montague Trail State Park is one of Michigan's great rural rail-trails. The trail is located in Oceana County, the "asparagus capital of the world," and the town of Hart hosts the “Asparagus Festival,” complete with a parade, floats, and an Asparagus Queen, every year. Agriculture may have a hold on this area today, but Montague, Mears, and Hart all have museums [ https://www.whitelake.org/businesses/things-to-do/museums/ ] showcasing a time when the railroad and lumber industry reigned.

Your trail trip starts here

The Hart-Montague Trail State Park begins lakeside at the Montague trailhead. It then heads north for 22 miles. Or, going south, there also exists a connecting trail: The 4-mile White Lake Trailway. This shorter trail crosses White Lake River and continues through the City of Whitehall.

Whichever way you decide to go, remember that the Montague trailhead is also the spot to see the world's largest weathervane — a 48-foot structure depicting a Great Lakes schooner that went down in a 1901 storm.

Experience undisturbed scenery

The southern segment of the trail is straight and flat, with Christmas tree farms and orchards lining the path. Look for cherries, peaches, apples — and even apricots and plums!

Also be on the lookout for deer milling around in the fields and orchards, especially in the morning and evening. Springtime features a colorful and fragrant trip past the blossoming fruit trees, while autumn brings the crunch of leaves in spectacular reds, oranges, and gold hues.

Stop for a bite

As the trail moves north through the small towns of Rothbury, New Era, Shelby, and Mears, it becomes hilly and winding. Between Rothbury and Mears, there are viewing platforms with picnic tables, which offer lovely scenic views of the wooded areas.

The Village of New Era is near the halfway point of the bicycle trail. During the summer, a favorite New Era stop is Country Dairy Farm [ https://www.whitelake.org/business/country-dairy/ ] — the perfect place to grab a sandwich at the deli or a delicious ice cream cone (fresh from the farm)!

In the tows of Hart, which has plenty of places to stop for food and drinks, you’ll spot remnant prairie grasses along the trail. The gently rolling terrain offers a peaceful country ambiance with picture-perfect views.

Explore new horizons

The Hart-Montague Trail State Park winds down in the quaint town of Hart, but your adventure could just be heating up: Hart is the gateway to the beautiful beaches and giant sand dunes of Silver Lake and Lake Michigan.

Parking & Trail Access

To reach the southern trailhead in Montague, take US Highway 31 north to the Whitehall/Montague exit. Turn right on Business 31/Colby Street. Follow Business 31 past the stoplight in Montague, and find trailhead parking on the right.

To reach the Hart trailhead, follow US Highway 31 north and turn right onto Tyler Road/Main Street. Gurney Park and the trailhead are at the corner of Tyler Road and Oceana Drive.