Take a break this summer and visit Lakeside Emporium in Muskegon, an old-fashioned sweet shop that can satisfy a sweet tooth of any age. This little family-owned spot can take you on a blast from your past with a wide variety of candies, chocolates, and sweet drinks.
Sweets and Treats
Lakeside Emporium welcomes you inside with shelves upon shelves that are lined with tempting glass candy jars. These offer a very wide variety of hard candies, gummies, and other goodies to fill your bag with. Many allow you to pick and choose exactly which flavors you want including delicious saltwater taffy, Jelly Belly jelly beans, and even multiple types of candy corn. Then, stroll down memory lane with candies from your childhood such as old-fashioned fruit slices and licorice. Plus, enjoy newer ones like Nerds, SweetTarts, and Jawbreakers.
For all you chocolate lovers, this shop has plenty to offer with milk chocolate and dark chocolate treats. Take your pick from chocolate-covered nuts, fruits, coffee beans, and even chocolate-covered cookie dough. They also tempt you with the classics like turtles, chocolate peanut butter cups, and haystacks.
Can you even have a sweets shop without decadent homemade fudge? Lakeside Emporium has numerous fudge flavors to choose from. Stick with the tried-and-true flavors like chocolate and peanut butter, or try mint chocolate, chewy praline, and more. Then, complete your experience with a tasty milkshake, malt, float, or even choose from a wide variety of bottled sodas.
This shop keeps everyone in mind with a variety of sugar-free candies and chocolates, as well as salty options like nuts and snack mixes too. They also help you remember those at home with gift cards and holiday packages, or just box up some goodies to take to them.
More Things to Do in Muskegon
After you get your sweet treats fix at Lakeside Emporium, check out some of the other fun places to see nearby. Just a hop, skip, and jump away, the SS Milwaukee Clipper Preservation is a really neat, old passenger ship that you can tour. Enjoy taking a step back in time to learn about its history dating back to 1904. If you need a little more Muskegon history in your day, the Hackley & Hume Historic Site is less than 10 minutes away. This gorgeous house that you can tour is from the late 1800s and is an amazing example of Victorian architecture.
About 10 minutes down the road, Pere Marquette Park is a peaceful place to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. After enjoying the white sands and beautiful view of the lighthouse, head on over to The Deck for a bite to eat. Not only does it offer barbecue and craft brews, but also live music on the weekends plus a view of the water to enjoy. Then, you can grab a little pick-me-up to keep your day going at The Coffee Factory. Order a tea, coffee, or try one of the food options.
The Station Grill is a very unique restaurant option that is about 5 minutes away. Visit the remodeled 1940s service station, that offers a fun, retro atmosphere with a wide variety of burgers and more. If you’re looking for a menu option that is a little more upscale, travel less than 10 minutes to The Lake House Waterfront Grille and Event Center. This spot offers high-end food with a relaxed atmosphere. After dinner, finish your day at the Getty Drive-in and enjoy a double feature showing on one of the four movie screens. Enjoy the show your way with the option to sit inside or outside of your car. Plus, visit their concessions or have your snacks delivered to you.
Campgrounds in Muskegon
If you’re looking to enjoy some camping while you’re visiting the area, check out these nearby campgrounds:
We've included local campgrounds in most of the #MIAwesomeList posts to help you get the most out of your Michigan summer bucket list adventures!
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Whether you want to pull it behind you or have it all set up at your destination, renting an RV is the best way to enjoy all your summer adventures in Michigan!
Additional Lodging in Muskegon
Wanting to extend your Michigan summer bucket list fun along Lake Michigan? Here are some Muskegon hotel and vacation rental options:
- Shoreline Inn & Conference C, Ascend Hotel Collection
- Delta Hotels by Marriott Muskegon Convention Center
- Always Miner 2
- Bluffton Beach House