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Enter 'Mask Up Mason County' Photo Contest Posted on 07/31/2020
As we grab lunch or visit with passersby, there is one way we can help each other during the pandemic: Wear a face covering.  Currently, Michiganders and visitors are required by a state executive order to wear a face mask indoors in public spaces and any time outdoors when 6 feet of physical distancing cannot be maintained.     To that end, the Ludington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau encourages you to keep yourself and others safe by wearing a mask - and being creative along the way! We want to see your mask photos at your favorite #PureLudington business ...
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The Most Instagrammable Spots in Ludington Posted on 07/29/2020
In Pure Ludington, you will find so many places to take the perfect photograph for your social media accounts. Here are some attractions we think are spectacular: The S.S. Badger  Wave as the carferry makes its way out of port. This is the last passenger steamship on Lake Michigan. Get a glimpse of its magnitude.   Ludington State Park Walk the beautiful Skyline Trail for dune views, or explore the popular Ridge or Island trails. There’s so much to see: wooded forests, Hamlin Lake, wildlife, Lake Michigan and more. Big Sable Point Lighthouse Y...
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Biking in Ludington: A Complete Guide Posted on 07/20/2020
If you love the outdoors, Pure Ludington is the destination for you. Explore the area on two wheels on our trail systems, available for all ages and abilities. Along the way, you will find gorgeous shoreline scenery, delightful wooded paths and charming country roads. Scenic Road Routes Considered one of the most scenic roads in the Midwest, M-116 is popular among cyclists. On one side of the route, there are endless sand dunes and ecosystems; on the other side, Lake Michigan spans the horizon. And, chances are, there will be a breeze off the lake that will help keep you cool on your...
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Outdoor Dining Options for Summer in Ludington Posted on 06/30/2020
To add to precautions visitors are already taking due to the coronavirus, Ludington restaurants are offering outdoor dining options and services that are new for summertime. We’ve caught up with local establishments to find out what they’re doing, so we can let you know where to find options that will make your dining experience comfortable. Indoor dining is at half-capacity, and here’s where you can find Lake Michigan breezes as you enjoy a socially distant meal al fresco: Waterfront Views Jamesport Brewing Company is a popular spot with a deck overlooking Pere Marq...
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No Festivities? No Problem. Here is a Lineup of Things to Do Fourth of July Weekend in Ludington Posted on 06/23/2020
Independence Day may not be a conventional celebration this year, but there is no shortage of fun to be had in Pure Ludington. Here are some alternative ways you can safely observe the holiday weekend with friends and family in this Lake Michigan shoreline community. Head to the Beach Stearns Park Beach is a popular destination to take in some rays, swim or walk the pier. In fact, it’s been named one of the Best Beaches in the World by Travel Addicts. The park is equipped for mini-golf, volleyball, shuffleboard and skateboarding, and has two concession stands in case you get&nb...
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Guide to Top 5 Adventures on Lake Michigan Posted on 06/15/2020
Lake Michigan’s unsalted waters beckon visitors to Ludington every summer. It’s one of the appeals of this small, coastal town. But why not try something new this year? Wander past the swim buoys and get your feet wet with one of our Top 5 adventures. 1. Charter a fishing excursion Ludington hosts one of the largest salmon fishing tournaments on the Great Lakes every July - but if competition isn’t your thing - try a charter to help you reel in a prized salmon or trout off the coast. This is a great family activity, and there’s nothing better than taking in a sunr...
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Events for a Pure Ludington Summer Posted on 06/10/2020
Summer may look a little different in 2020, but we’re sure you will find fun, recreational activities and events to keep you busy in Pure Ludington! For those of you who have been patiently waiting, here’s what you have to look forward to this season on the lakeshore. The lineup for June and July: Live in the Plaza series - June 18 - Sept. 3 Open-air concerts at James Street Plaza are free to the public every Thursday beginning June 18. Bring a chair, grab takeout from a downtown restaurant, and enjoy a free live music from 5-8 p.m. The artists change each week, so che...
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Ludington’s Top 5 Activities for Memorial Day Weekend Posted 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 Spring is a...
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PM River Makes Ludington a Recreation Hotspot Posted 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...
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Sandcastles Activities Will Keep Kids Engaged Posted 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. Wacky Wednesday is another popular segment, featuring Mrs. Eriksen’s demonstrative...
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