In Pure Ludington, we embrace the seasons, and winter is no exception. The fresh snow and beautifully blanketed landscapes make for new opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
This winter, don’t miss the chance to explore the Ludington State Park, where cross-country ski and snowshoe trails will lead you through forested lands and dunescapes near the Sable River, Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan. You can even take a guided snowshoe hike from a trained park ranger, who will take you on a tour of the area and share information about the park’s ecosystems and abundant wildlife.
If you don’t have snowshoes, no worries. The park has authentic, wooden pairs you can rent at no cost. Just sign up early (hikes are limited to 25 people), show up ahead of your scheduled hike, and meet your guide at the park’s warming shelter near the entrance.
Here is the guided snowshoe schedule for 2021:
January 9 - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
January 16 - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
January 23 - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
January 30 - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
February 6 - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
February 13 - 2 p.m. & 6 p.m.
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*During the pandemic, all participants must follow safety precautions, including wearing a mask during the activity and maintaining physical distancing. The park has snowshoes to loan out to participants only. Snowshoes fit ages 10 years old to adult. Participants are advised to dress warmly, wear good fitting winter walking shoes or boots, and bring a flashlight if attending the 6 p.m. night walk. Lantern-lit snowshoe hikes will not be held this year.