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Celebrate Fall with Octoberfest Posted on 09/10/2018
Usher in the fall season with a weekend of craft beer, chili and family activities in downtown Ludington. Octoberfest kicks off on Friday, Sept. 28 with Pub Crawl Games, and festivities that will last throughout the weekend at this craft beer and music festival. Pub Crawl Games will launch the event with 4-7 p.m. registration at Ludington Bay Brewing Co. The games begin at 5 p.m., and participants must return their maps to The Mitten Bar by 9 p.m. for a chance to win prizes. We want to warn you, that these are not your average games; they are minute-to-win-it style. Add a few beverages...
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A Guide to Navigating Fall Colors in the Ludington Area Posted on 09/06/2018
  Planning a trip to check out Michigan’s spectacular fall colors? Look no further than Pure Ludington for an enchanting view of orange, red and yellow hues decorating the Lake Michigan landscape. Peak colors are predicted for mid-October, when you will want to explore Ludington’s unspoiled natural resources and unrivaled outdoor recreation. Fall is a great time to explore it all. Whether driving, hiking, biking or paddling, we have opportunities for you to take a front-row seat to the changing scenery and vibrant fall colors. Here are some of our favorite places and ...
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Palate-Pleasing Ludington – the Local Food Scene Posted on 08/31/2018
When it comes to Ludington’s food scene, you have a myriad of choices to fill your belly. From quick and casual to upscale, and everything between, we’ve got you covered. Comfort Food If you’re looking for something that’s down-home, relaxed and with plentiful portions, try one of these Ludington traditions: House of Flavors – Kids of all ages love the iconic, 70-year-old House of Flavors with 50s diner décor, vintage memorabilia from its days as Park Dairy, and plentiful servings of some of the best comfort food around. Breakfast is an all-...
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Ludington: Gone to the Dogs Posted on 07/18/2018
Need help finding Fido-friendly spots while you’re on vacation in Ludington? We’ve got you covered. This handy pet primer tells where you can take your pooch in Mason County. Outdoor Spaces Ludington has many dog-friendly spaces where you can stretch your pup’s legs. Just be sure to read posted rules. Dog Park – Central Bark, a one-acre, fenced-in dog park in the northeast corner of Cartier Park, is Ludington’s ultimate dog-friendly park. As the only off-leash park in the city, it features separate large and small dog areas plus a bag dispenser and tr...
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Culture Shock – Ludington Guide to Music, Art and History Posted on 07/11/2018
For a small town, Ludington packs a big punch of culture – from juried art fairs, to jazz brunches, to historic exhibits. Tune into the cultural side of this Lake Michigan getaway for an enriching experience!  Outdoor Music Concerts  Ludington’s vibrant live music scene explodes in the summer when local musicians take to outdoor venues. BYOS (bring your own seating), grab your cooler and head to these free, family-friendly outdoor concerts at Waterfront Park overl...
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Lighthouses of Ludington, MI Posted on 06/27/2018
Michigan, with its surrounding Great Lakes, holds a deep maritime history. And with its shoreline. Ludington boasts its very own maritime history. Two points of pride in that history are the long-standing, local lighthouses: the Big Sable Point Lighthouse and the North Breakwater Lighthouse.  Big Sable Point Lighthouse  Built in 1867 and set 1.8 miles north of the Ludington Sate Park entrance, just a half-hour meander through the dunes, at over one hundred feet tall, this historically noble, black-and-white navigational beacon sits nestled among sand...
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Ludington’s Outdoor Dining Scene Posted on 06/22/2018
Now that we’re in the long, lazy days of summer, you’ve got even more daylight to enjoy your #PureLudington visit. Continue your outdoor fun over an al fresco meal at a Ludington patio near you. Pub Patios and Beer Gardens Ludington’s top craft beer and spirits establishments feature inviting outdoor spaces. Ludington Bay Brewing Company has a spacious, 1,500-square-foot patio complete with a fire pit and fireplace if there’s a chill in the air. And cocktail bar Barley & Rye (with the largest whiskey and scotch collection in the area) has a cozy courtyard ...
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Find your Path – Top Trails in Ludington  Posted on 06/08/2018
Ludington is the perfect place to unplug and instantly connect with nature – and a perfect way to do that is on a trail. There’s something for everyone, depending on your desired views and appetite for adventure.  Trails by Water  These trails provide up-close water views (so do others down the list as well!).  Lost Lake Trail – This flat, one-mile one-way trail from Hamlin Lake Beach ...
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Get Cultured in Ludington Posted on 05/23/2018
While Ludington’s big draws like Lake Michigan are ideal in warm weather, you don’t need to wait until the mercury rises to visit Ludington.  An early summer trip is a great way to enjoy the “quieter” side of Ludington before the crowds of summer, while also snagging a lodging deal. And with many of these arts and culture stops located indoors, it also can be a perfect activity in the event of inclement weather. Art Galleries and Walks  Ludin...
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5 Things to Enjoy on your S.S. Badger Ferry Ride Across Lake Michigan Posted on 05/14/2018
The SS Badger has made its Maiden Voyage for the 2018 season, and it marks the ship's 65th Anniversary! This year many new additions make for an even more exciting and enjoyable ride for passengers aboard the last coal-fired, steam-powered ship operating in the United States. Whether you have traveled aboard since you were a child, or have never been, here are five things you will enjoy while traveling across Lake Michigan on your next trip.  1. Badger Bingo  A tradition while traveling aboard the ship is Badger Bingo. Take a seat in the main lounge and get r...
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