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
Ludington has no shortage of places to h... READ MORE...
Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Hits the LakeshorePosted on 02/25/2020 There’s no better place to play 3-on-3 basketball than at the beach in Ludington! Join us June 20-21 at Stearns Park for all of the action - featuring up to 800 teams on 50 courts. Gather your family and friends: This is a magnificent way to spend Father’s Day weekend, with a backdrop of beautiful Lake Michigan.
Registration is happening now for this 29th annual tournament. Create your online account and sign up your team at macker.com/local/ludington-mi. Registration is $160 per team and ends June 1.
Gus Macker tournaments are designed for basketball players who love the... READ MORE...
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...
Your Guide to Antiques Around LudingtonPosted on 02/12/2020 If you are a treasure hunter, you won’t want to miss the number of specialty antique shops in and around Pure Ludington. Mason County is a mecca for those who love to ruffle through the riches of days gone by. Start your trip in Scottville and make your way through this tour of barns and emporiums to find your latest prized possession.
1. Cole’s Antique Villa
Located in an old country store in Downtown Scottville, Cole’s Antique Villa features the artifacts and treasures of 10 dealers, who are dedicated to finding the most interesting, quality antiques and collectibles.... READ MORE...
Standout Valentine's Day Events in Pure LudingtonPosted on 02/03/2020 Looking for a special way to spoil your sweetie? Here are some unique ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Pure Ludington!
1. “Cupples Night”
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is hosting a novel date night idea for couples: a pottery class in which you can create a pair of drinking glasses. Pizza is included in the February 13 workshop price ($45), and participants may also purchase tickets to that evening's “An Intimate Evening with Serita's Black Rose Duo” concert (2/$5). Space is limited, so call ahead.
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