Ludington is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, and cyclers can find a number of trails to explore both in the heart of Ludington and along the lakeshore. Trails are ideal for all ages and getting outdoors with the whole family is something to aim for, with bike rentals, pathways and gear accessible in close vicinity.
The Ludington School Forest, Memorial Tree Park and Cartier Park Pathway are all connected and form an easily-available, 10-mile loop in town.
You might also take a scenic cruise along M-116 to the Ludington State Park, with a magnificent backdrop of sand dunes along Lake Michigan. Inside the park, 24 miles of trails are accessible, winding through wooded landscapes with a picturesque lake and river.
Find Rentals & Gear
At its convenient downtown location, Spindrift Cyclesports supplies a variety of high-quality bicycles from Scott, Jamis, Salsa and more. From balance bikes to adult trikes, and full-suspension trail rides to the latest in e-bikes, you will find what you are seeking. Spindrift also offers bike rentals, accessories and apparel, and the shop’s expert mechanics will keep your ride finely tuned.
Dinner on the Town
For casual dinner downtown after your ride, check out Barley & Rye, with its wide variety of specialty sandwiches, zesty mac & cheese with toppings (don’t forget the bacon), Mexican rice bowls, Bloody Mary bar and local whiskey. Grab a Michigan beer from the adjacent Mitten Bar and unwind in a relaxing atmosphere.
Quiet Resort Stay for Cyclists
Get away from it all at the quiet Sunset Bluff Resort, located on a wooded bluff overlooking Upper Hamlin Lake! Enjoy clean, comfortable cottages, rent a boat, lounge by the pool, picnic in the park, or take advantage of nearby biking trails at the state park and hiking trails in the Manistee National Forest. There are endless, fun and relaxing ways to enjoy the outdoors.