Laketon Township

New To Town

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to Laketon Township and congratulations on your new home. Laketon Township is a suburban Community encompassing approximately 16 square miles in northwestern Muskegon County. Our home is adjacent to Lake Michigan, Muskegon Lake and Bear Lake. We would like to invite you to become connected with your community and make you aware of the services that the township provides and the amenities it has to offer:

• On site building official
• 100 acres of Township parks (Mullally, Lange, Horton and Green Creek)
• Park Pavilion rentals
• 6.4 miles of walking/biking trails
• Township Cemetery
• Muskegon County land fill discount cards
• Yard waste site for leaves & small brush ($25 annual fee)
• Notary public available (small fee)
• Police officer property checks available (Form at township hall)
• In person payments -for taxes, water/sewer billing.
• Online payment options
• After hours drop box
• Dog licensing available
• Voter Registration
• Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month
• Planning Commission meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month

Please visit our website at or like our Facebook page (Laketon Township Community Information) to gain further information. The township office is located at 2735 W. Giles Rd. (Corner of Giles and Green Creek Rd.) Office hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to help with your township needs.

Laketon Township Board of Trustees
Kim Arter, Supervisor
Christina Achterhoff, Clerk
Lori Archer, Treasurer
Cindy Zaagman, Trustee
Eric Anderson, Trustee

Highlights of Laketon Township

Township Non-Motorized System

The Non-Motorized Trail System in Laketon Township is still young. (Currently located on parts of Bear Lake Road, Fenner, Dykstra, Horton and Giles) The Township Board has been focused on providing our community with bike/walking friendly systems through use of grant funding. Based on a recent township survey residents indicated a desire for more trails for safe walking/biking. The township is hoping to continue these trails and also tie into other trails allowing our residents increased recreational opportunities. Refer to the Township website for existing and proposed trails.

Township Parks

Horton Park – 1405 Glenwood Avenue (NEW pavilion & playground equipment)
Named after the Horton Family who were longtime residents of the township. Located on the shore of Bear Lake at the intersection of Glenwood and Lake Street. This beautiful park offers a launch for small watercrafts such as canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, very small boats and jet skis. This park has playground equipment, benches and restroom facilities. Please note, swimming is at your own risk as there is no lifeguard.

Mullally Park/Lange Complex – 1850 Horton Road (NEW playground equipment and pavilions)
On Horton Road approximately½ mile north of W Giles Road is where you’ll find this 58-acre park. This property was donated to the township by James and Mae Mullally. It offers picnic areas (pavilions for rent), baseball, football, volleyball, soccer fields, tennis courts, walking/jogging path, a 9-hole Disc Golf Course and two main playground areas.

Green Creek Park – 2735 West Giles Road (south of township hall) (NEW playground)
This small park is nestled in the woods just south of the Laketon Township Hall. This park has a small piece of playground equipment, swing set, small baseball field, basketball and tennis court (popular place for pick up roller hockey).

Township Attractions

Muskegon Luge Adventure Sports Park – 462 Scenic Drive (877-879-5843,
This complex offers many activities including two luge tracks (used in both summer & winter), cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, hockey, zip line, trail quest, archery, recreational and a wooded skating trail. The facility does have a lodge offering rental equipment. This complex hosts many community events throughout the year.

Muskegon State Park / Blockhouse – 3560 Memorial Drive (231-744-3480,­park)
Muskegon State Park is a 1,233-acre state park along Lake Michigan and Muskegon Lake. This site contains two camp sites, dunes, interdunal ponds, forests, fields, lakefront, and a rare coastal plain marsh. This destination is known for its beautiful beaches, wooded hiking trails, boat and kayak access, and camping. The Blockhouse is a local landmark built as a historic look out.

Pioneer Park -1563 North Scenic Drive (231-744-3580)
Pioneer Park resides on 145 acres and offers camping, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, tennis, softball, basketball and volleyball. Located on Lake Michigan, the park boasts over 2,000 feet of beach frontage.
Maple Ridge One Room School House – 1659 North Buys Road, (visit for more information) Maple Ridge school was used from 1887 to the early 1960s. Although the school house is NOT open to the public, it is still used for scheduled school field trips.