Ludington’s Top 5 Activities for Memorial Day WeekendPosted on 05/15/2020 The kickoff weekend to the summer season is anything but ordinary in 2020, but there are a number of ways to safely enjoy some social-distancing activities. Get outdoors, stretch your legs and do some exploring. We’ve compiled a list of options to make your planning easier.
1. Head to the links
All of Mason County’s golf courses are open for business, and it’s a perfect time to practice your swing as you head into summer. Golf carts are sanitized, and courses have taken numerous steps for you to be able to enjoy your time outdoors safely.
2. Go fishing
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PM River Makes Ludington a Recreation HotspotPosted on 05/04/2020 The Pere Marquette National Scenic River is not only tranquil and beautiful but also an outdoor enthusiast’s dream, providing recreation from canoeing and kayaking to steelhead and salmon fishing, as it winds through the Manistee National Forest. The PM River is a waterway open for all seasons and flows into PM Lake in Ludington, which has always been known as a hotspot for those seeking outdoor adventure.
The Manistee National Forest encompasses 481,000 acres of woods, streams and lakes along the Lake Michigan shoreline, offering year-round outdoor activities including hunting, off-r... READ MORE...
Sandcastles Activities Will Keep Kids EngagedPosted on 04/28/2020 From craft projects and science experiments to virtual puppet shows and concerts, Sandcastles Children's Museum has activities to keep your kids busy during the stay-at-home order.
Check out the Sandcastles Facebook page for these free weekly events. The museum also has a YouTube channel; subscribe and get instant access to tutorials and musical performances.
Tuesday is puppet show day by The 3 Sisters Puppeteers. Tune in to enjoy fairy tales and fables with your favorite characters.
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The Ludington Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 as the situation continues to unfold.Posted on 03/31/2020 The Ludington Area CVB will continue to be here to serve and inform our community as things change throughout this epidemic.
Due to Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order, many Mason County businesses have either closed or moved as many staff as possible to work-from-home. The Visitor Center is currently closed, but the telephone lines remain staffed to answer your questions at 1-800-542-4600. A Presidential Order to remain home and socially distant is in effect until April 30, 2020.
Update on Events
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Scenic Drives to Enjoy While Social Distancing Posted on 03/27/2020 Open your car windows, turn up the music and enjoy a drive through Mason County, while taking in some scenery and fresh air to help curb cabin fever. Here a few places we are fond of and hope you will also enjoy this spring:
This stretch of highway proceeding north to the Ludington State Park is one of the most scenic in the Midwest. On one side you will experience vast Lake Michigan and its sand dunes; on the other, more dunes, wetlands and native vegetation. This is one spot that makes you feel like you’ve left town for a vacation.
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Off the Beaten Path Spots to Enjoy Nature Posted on 03/27/2020 There is no shortage of remote places to enjoy nature in Pure Ludington. While practicing social distancing, it will be valuable to take in some fresh air and exercise to maintain good physical and mental health as we otherwise shelter in place during the COVID-19 crisis.
Check out some of our favorite off-the-beaten-path locations:
Path to the Big Sable Lighthouse
While the lighthouse itself isn’t yet open for the season, the hike to this historic landmark is a pleasurable journey. To get there, take M-116 to the Ludington State Park and park in the lot north of the entranc... READ MORE...
Ways to Love Ludington (from near or far)Posted on 03/23/2020 The outbreak and spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has altered everyone’s behaviors, including leisure activities like travel. Tourism is Ludington’s largest industry, responsible for 1,549 total jobs in Mason County, generating $26.93 million in direct annual wages and $43 million in total labor income. In addition to the health risk of COVID-19, the economic impact could be devastating to vacation communities like Ludington if the outbreak continues.
We appreciate you and ask that you throw some love to Ludington from afar until you can visit us again.
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Top Ways to Socially Distance in Pure LudingtonPosted on 03/18/2020 These are unprecedented times, and we are first and foremost concerned for everyone’s health and well-being. We urge everyone to follow CDC guidelines to stay healthy. We also know it may be difficult to pass the time in this new era of social distancing. We have put together some creative ways to get out, spend time with your family and enjoy our natural resources - while maintaining six feet of distance and following proper hygiene. (And please refrain from visiting any public spaces if you exhibit any signs of COVID-19.)
Take a Hike
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The Best Campgrounds Near Lake MichiganPosted on 02/21/2020 If campfires and s’mores are included on your summer to-do list, check out the number of campgrounds near Lake Michigan, which will allow you to take full advantage of the lake and its beaches. Make reservations now for the upcoming camping season, and pack your gear for a Pure Ludington outdoor experience.
Here is a list of the 5 best campgrounds near this big, freshwater lake:
1. Buttersville Campground
Best Sunsets on the Bluff
Located on the Buttersville Peninsula along the Lake Michigan coastline, Buttersville Campground is an 18.5-acre campground... READ MORE...
7 Reasons Your Dog Will Love Pure LudingtonPosted on 02/18/2020 If your pooch is your traveling companion, no worries. Ludington is ready to welcome you and your furry friend to its many attractions and eateries. To make your trip planning a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of all of the pet-friendly places here - and we would even argue that your dog will love Ludington as much as we do!
1. 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... READ MORE...