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Ludington State Park Temporary Closure Posted on 02/09/2024
A Conversation with Ludington State Park Manager Jim Gallie Ludington State Park will temporarily close most of the park from Sept. 3, 2024 through July 1, 2025 while it undergoes a major infrastructure improvement project as one of 27 Michigan state parks receiving federal relief funding to tackle critical park needs. This historic investment, including ARPA relief funds as part of a “Building Michigan Together Plan” infrastructure package, will repair, replace and/or modernize core components of state parks and trails.  We caught up with Ludington State Park Manage...
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5 Ways to Treat Yourself or Your Sweetie for Valentine’s Day in Pure Ludington Posted on 01/30/2024
If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, friends in Pure Ludington can help! There are some events and activities in the works that will provide ways for you to enjoy the holiday alone or with someone special. Love Yourself Take a break from your busy work schedule and treat yourself to a time of relaxation and meditation. Ludington Bay Brewing Company is hosting PiYo & a Pint on Saturday, Feb. 17. This is a 50-minute Power Yoga class – and afterward, you get to enjoy a pint of your favorite beer on tap. Salute! Take a Cooking Class L...
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Pure Ludington Events Heat Up Winter Nights Posted on 10/31/2023
Plan to take a trip to the lakeshore this winter season! You won’t be disappointed in the attractive events Pure Ludington has to offer that are unique to this West Michigan community. Pack your warm gear to take advantage of these outdoor activities that celebrate the season. Snowshoe/Ski Hikes Lantern-lit snowshoe hikes, winding through the forest of the Ludington State Park, are such a special treat for visitors to this protected area. Smiling faces from the Friends of Ludington State Park group greet you upon arrival, get you fitted with snowshoes, and assist you to the trailhead...
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Embrace the Beauty of Fall: Top 8 Things to Do in Ludington Posted on 09/06/2023
As the vibrant colors of summer make way for the cozy hues of autumn, Ludington transforms into a picturesque wonderland that offers an array of activities to captivate every visitor's heart. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a craft beer lover, or simply seeking scenic beauty, Ludington has something to offer for everyone. Here are the top 6 things you must do when visiting Ludington this fall. Explore Ludington State Park: Ludington State Park, a true gem of the region, is a must-visit for any nature lover. This destination for recreation is a paradise to view th...
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5 Ways to Love the SS Badger Carferry Posted on 08/02/2023
While the SS Badger has suspended daily excursions for the remainder of the season due to damage to its ramp system, Pure Ludington hopes the passenger carferry’s fans will find other ways to support the Badger in 2023. Here, we have outlined some Badger-themed ideas for you to try, whether you are near or far! 1. Shop the Online Gift Shop Lake Michigan Carferry offers a great variety of carferry-themed items in its online gift shop. Complete a project like a mini-Badger model or puzzle, purchase a t-shirt, or collect a 70th anniversary commemorative coin - all at ssbadgerstore.com...
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Ludington's Sesquicentennial: Unveiling Rich History and Immersive Experiences Posted on 05/22/2023
Ludington is not only one of Michigan’s favorite beach towns – it’s also a city with a rich history – and in 2023, it celebrates its sesquicentennial. Here’s a look at Ludington through the lens of history, and some unique ways to experience it today. Lumber Heritage In the mid-1800s, settlers were lured by Ludington’s virgin pine forest as a business opportunity. Lumber barons such as James Ludington were attracted to the region’s natural resources, with 14 mills operating on the banks of Pere Marquette Lake alone at the peak of the lumbering er...
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Discover Ludington's Unique Beaches Catering to Every Beach-Goer's Preference Posted on 05/22/2023
Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, Ludington is a haven for beach enthusiasts, boasting 28 miles of sugar-sand coastline. Regardless of your beach-going preferences, the area offers a variety of beaches to suit every personality. Whether you seek convenience and amenities, a serene encounter with nature, a dog-friendly shoreline, or warm waters for relaxation, Ludington has it all. Let's explore the distinctive beaches that make Ludington a beach-lover's dream destination. For Convenience/Amenities: Stearns Park Beach If you crave convenience and a range of amenities, St...
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Family Fun: Plan a Vacation with the Whole Crew!  Posted on 04/17/2023
Family in tow for your vacation? Pure Ludington has plenty of family-friendly fun, and we have rounded up a list of 14 activities you will enjoy. From a visit to the park to an afternoon at the farm, these destinations and happenings will entertain all ages! 1. Paddle a River Ludington State Park is known for its four-season paddling and floating around the park and Hamlin Lake area. A four-mile canoe trail is perfect for an afternoon on the water. The trail winds along the shoreline and passes through small ponds and features three portages across marshy areas. Or the Big Sable River of...
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‘Friends’ Group Helps to Make Ludington State Park the Most Accessible Park in Michigan  Posted on 04/17/2023
In the 1990s, a group of pals set out to promote the wise use of Ludington State Park, one of the best-known “jewels” in the state of Michigan. The park boasts miles of sand dunes, Hamlin Lake, the Sable River, Lake Michigan beaches, and various ecosystems are home to wildlife and visitors. By organizing a group of volunteers, assessing the park’s needs, and holding regular fundraisers, Friends of the Ludington State Park was born – and it has put Ludington on the map as a place where people of all abilities are welcome to visit.  Visitors to the park will wa...
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