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4759 Lake Harbor Rd Norton Shores, MI 49441

Travel Tips

Getting There

One of the best features of Maranatha Christian Writer's Conference is its location. Located at Maranatha Bible & Missionary Conference, this beautiful place brings inspiration and peace to all that attend. 

From Grand Rapids, Lansing, Detroit and other points east taking I-96 into Muskegon Fastest Route: I-96 becomes Business 31 / Seaway Drive, about two miles after the road becomes Business 31 there will be a split. Stay to the left (stay on Business 31 / Seaway Drive). Continue on to Seminole and make a left on Seminole (this will be the third traffic light after the road turns into Seaway Drive.) Take Seminole to Lake Harbor Road, then make a left on Lake Harbor Road to Maranatha (directly on the right after the bridge.)

Scenic Route: Follow I-96 west to Exit 4 (Airline Road - Fruitport.) Follow the signs to Hoffmaster State Park. Take Airline Road south to Pontaluna Road. Then turn right (west) on Pontaluna. Follow the road to Hoffmaster State Park, continue on this road as it curves north by the park and turns in to Lake Harbor Road. Continue and Maranatha is on the left (west side of the road.)

From Ludington, Traverse City and other points north taking US 31 into Muskegon: Take US 31 south to the Pontaluna Road exit, south of Muskegon. Turn right (west) on Pontaluna. Follow the signs to Hoffmaster State Park, continue on this road as it curves north by the state park and turns in to Lake Harbor Road. Continue and Maranatha is on the left (west side of the road.)

From Grand Haven, Holland and other points south taking US 31 toward Muskegon: Take US 31 north to the Pontaluna Road exit, north of Grand Haven. Turn left (west) on Pontaluna. Follow the signs to Hoffmaster State Park, continue on this road as it curves north by the state park and turns in to Lake Harbor Road. Continue and Maranatha is on the left (west side of the road.)

From Newaygo, and other points north-east taking M-46 into Muskegon: Take M-46 (Apple Avenue) west toward Muskegon until US 31. Take US 31 south to the Pontaluna Road exit, south of Muskegon. Turn right (west) on Pontaluna. Follow the signs to Hoffmaster State Park, continue on this road as it curves north by the state park and turns in to Lake Harbor Road. Continue and Maranatha is on the left (west side of the road.)

Discounted Accommodation

Staying on campus is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the conference. Everything is taken care of on-site and all the amenities are within a short walking distance (including the lake!) 

New this year, the option to have a roommate or two is available to those looking for cost savings. Single rooms are an option as well.  Breakfast for both Friday and Saturday mornings are included with your reservation. (Lunch and dinner are included as part of the conference registration.) 

If any special arrangements need to be made for your stay, please call 231.798.2161 and do not book your lodging online. 

Nearby Attractions
RESTAURANTS

For local eats, here is a list of local restaurants in the area:

Toast N' Jams - 2.6 Miles - Hours and Directions

Pints & Quarts - 2.7 Miles - Hours and Directions

Hearthstone Bistro - 3.1 Miles - Hours and Directions

Jimmy Johns - 2.8 Miles- Hours and Directions

Brooklyn Bagels - 3.1 Miles - Hours and Directions

SHOPPING

Whether picking up a few essentials or looking to do a little shopping (after the conference, of course!) We have a list for you:

Walmart (Open 24/7) - 2. 8 Miles - Directions

Meijer (Open 24/7) - 3.1 Miles - Directions

Target - 5.7 Miles - Hours and Directions

The Lakes Shopping Mall - 5.1 Miles - Hours and Directions