The Area


Whether you’re here with family or looking for that romantic getaway, a stay at the White Swan Inn Bed & Breakfast coupled with any of the attractions below makes for a great vacation!

  • Dining
  • Arts & Culture
  • Attractions
  • Great Outdoors
  • Shopping

Bone Ends

We love the made-from-scratch menu with fresh ingredients and the special take on traditional Tex-Mex favorites!


Delicious ice cream options to beat the heat in the summer. Also best BBQ ribs in the area but only available summer weekends. 

Old Channel Inn

A great throwback vibe with knotty-pine paneling and antler chandeliers, best perch and walleye in the area plus the new owners are adding fun new additions to the menu throughout the season.

Pub 111

Love the fact that we can walk to a quick dinner or enjoy the music on weekends. Great burgers and tasty pub fair.

Fetch Brewing Co

They make beer. Really great beer! “Food friendly” location so you can bring your own or have a pizza or sandwiches delivered right to your table from a local restaurant.

Papa’s Pizza

Best pizza in the area. Try the deep-dish deluxe pizza. Deep-dish just means that there is more pizza to love!

Dog ‘n Suds

Authentic American drive-in with frosty root beer, chili dogs, burgers and fries with car hop service to bring your food to you!

Book Nook and Java Shop

Music, books, food and wine, all wrapped up in one of our favorite spots in the White Lake area.

Arts & Culture

The Playhouse at White Lake

After many months of construction and renovation, the Howmet Playhouse will re-open with a new name. Year ‘round productions will be ideal for our guests.

Hackley and Hume Historic Site

Magnificent restoration of late-Victorian homes originally built for Muskegon’s lumber baron.

Frauenthal Center

Captivating performances, beautiful event venues, thought-provoking art, and invigorating workspaces - all nestled in the historic heart of downtown Muskegon, a gathering place for culture and connections.

Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp

Summer performing arts camp for students and adults set in the Manistee National Forest. Public performances at Stewart Shell, Rose Theater or one of the additional venues create beautiful experiences for both performers and audience.

Muskegon Museum of Art

Hosting an incredible permanent collection that is the envy of many in the art world, the museum further enriches the community with a changing exhibition schedule.


White River Lightstation and Museum

Featuring a wonderful array of maritime artifacts, then climb to the top of the light for a view of the White Lake channel and Lake Michigan. 

Michigan’s Adventure

Just a short drive from White Swan Inn is the largest amusement and water park in Michigan. 

Mac Woods Dune Rides

Tons of fun. One-of-a-kind 40 minute, 7 mile ride over the dunes at Silver Lake along Lake Michigan.

Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum

Tour the WW 2 submarine, Silversides and adjacent museum honoring the men and women of the military.

Country Dairy

Visit “Moo School” for a 1 1/2 hour tour and learn about the history of Country Dairy, dairy farming, and the dairy industry. 

Northstar Cinema

While we don’t have a big fancy multi-plex in the White Lake are, we do have a multi-screen theater with first run films at very affordable prices.

Muskegon Heritage Museum

Dedicated to preserving the economic, industrial & social history of the greater Muskegon area.

Veterans Of The Michigan LST Association Memorial

History comes alive on Muskegon Lake. Walk where heroes walked. Honoring all American veterans from all branches of the service.

Great Outdoors

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

They’ve got it all. Groomed cross-country ski trails, ice rinks, ice skating trail and a luge run. Rentals available.

Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery

Canoeing, kayaking, tubing and rafting adventures while enjoying the natural beauty of the White River.

Rainbow Ranch

Bringing a bit of the Old West right here to West Michigan. Horseback rides through the beautiful West Michigan countryside.

Getaway Fishing Charters

Choose either Lake Michigan Charter or an action-packed Guided River Trips. Our two boats are state of the art and fully equipped to provide you with an absolutely unforgettable fishing adventure.

Third Swan Charters

Welcome aboard for a relaxing charter cruise on Third Swan, a 40 ft. twin diesel-powered cruiser. Experience the natural beauty of White Lake from a fresh perspective and enjoy the spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan.

Hart-Montague Trail, White Lake Pathway and Berry Junction Bike Trails

Bike the paved rail trails from Muskegon north to Whitehall/Montague and then continue north to Hart.


White River Gallery

Operated by the Arts Council of White Lake, the gallery offers a lovely selection of hand-crafted pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography and so much more.

Pitkin Drug and Gift Shop

A guest favorite for White Lake area clothing and all manner of gift items.

The Book Nook and Java Shop

White Lake area gathering spot for live music performances, books, food and more. Best Cellars Wine Bar for a great selection of wine by the glass or the bottle.

Colbys Hokey Pokey

In downtown Whitehall, this is the place to turn yourself around! Featuring new, used, re-invented and re-purposed furniture, home decor, gift items, local artisans, Michigan-made food products and more!

General Store

Step back in time for an old-fashioned shopping experience. Quilting cottons, locally made gifts, puzzles, games, toys, pottery, etc.

Figg’s Boutique

Step back in time for an old-fashioned shopping experience. Quilting cottons, locally made gifts, puzzles, games, toys, pottery, etc.

Lillie’s Artisan Shop

Antiques, upcycled items, handmade children’s clothing to melt your heart!

WaterDog Outfitters

Knowledgeable staff to assist you with outdoor and paddle sports equipment. Bike, kayak and paddleboard rentals.

Wicker Chicken

Eclectic mix of thrift and consignment merchandise.

Claybanks Pottery

A visit to the studio in the woods is not to be missed. Beautiful functional pottery plus artisan pieces fill the gallery.