Posted on 03/31/2020 Travel Advisory (updated 11/18/20)
Effective Nov. 18, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new emergency order that enacts a three-week pause restricting indoor social gatherings and other group activities in an effort to curb COVID-19 infection rates. These guidelines are in effect through Dec. 8:
Masks are required in all enclosed public spaces as well as in all non-residential gatherings and all public transit systems. Any business can refuse entry or service to people who refuse to wear face coverings. See more details below about ... READ MORE...
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 continue through 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 entrance booth. Hike to ... 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...