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Ludington is an Ideal Getaway for Cyclists Posted on 04/27/2021
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...
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Camping with Kids? Pure Ludington Has You Covered Posted on 04/27/2021
Tent - check; marshmallows - check; reservations - check. Camping with kids is an opportunity to make memories that will last a lifetime -- so pack your bags and head to the lakeshore for a one-of-a-kind experience that will keep you active, engaged and outdoors this summer. Vacation Station RV Resort is the perfect spot for your family getaway. From swimming pools and a fishing pond to rental cottages and on-site game time, the list of amenities here is unmatched. This campground resort has 215 full hookup sites, including water, sewer, electric service, Wi-Fi and cable TV. Vacation ...
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Find Adventure on the Lakeshore Posted on 04/27/2021
West Michigan offers adventure on the lakeshore that is unmatched. With vast natural resources, including rivers, lakes, sand dunes and beaches, the area is the perfect destination for daily recreation, a weekend getaway or an extended vacation.  For a rustic, outdoorsy approach, Buttersville Campground is the ideal spot overlooking the “big lake.” The park boasts 60 electrical and natural sites, hiking paths, public beaches and a children’s playground. Guests find it a splendid location for swimming, boating, jet skiing or just relaxing on the beach or around a campf...
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Spend a Day on the Lake in Pure Ludington Posted on 04/26/2021
Ludington is Lake Michigan’s #1 fishing port, and businesses in this harbor town have easily earned a reputation for accommodating boaters. Whether it’s a marina, fishing charter or restaurant, locals understand what it takes to spend time on the lake, provide the items you need and make each day special. The Ludington Municipal Marina is conveniently located near Downtown Ludington, where grocery markets, retail shopping and restaurants are within walking distance. It offers a deep-water port, as well as transient dockage accommodations, for vessels up to 125 feet in length. ...
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Make a Trip on the Carferry Part of Your Family Getaway Posted on 04/26/2021
Experience a legacy on Lake Michigan. The SS BADGER offers historically fun, relaxing nautical adventures. History is trending! Set sail on an adventure like no other on board the BADGER during a four-hour Lake Michigan crossing to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Relax on the open-air deck, enjoy lunch or dinner in the galley or take part in a game of famous Badger Bingo! The voyage to Wisconsin is just as much part of the experience as the destination. A Legacy on the Lake, the SS BADGER is the only passenger steamship still in operation in the United States. Its history spans nearly 70 years...
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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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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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Ludington is Home to Impressive Hiking/Biking Trails Posted on 08/06/2019
Experience Pure Ludington on foot or on wheels by embarking on some amazing, multi-sport trail systems designed for all types of outdoor enthusiasts. Cartier Park Pathway on Lincoln Lake is an easily accessible, paved one-mile loop with minimal elevation. It is a great destination for families with young children, whether they are hiking, on a self-propelled scooter or riding a bicycle. Here, kids can also explore fun mountain bike trails winding through the forest.  With both paved paths and roads, the Ludington State Park is another popular spot for hikers and bikers. Pathways...
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This Weekend: 2016 Suds on the Shore Posted on 08/19/2016
The popular Suds on the Shore Craft Beer and Wine Festival is upon us this weekend and is a must stop for beer and wine enthusiasts!For anyone not familiar with this event, it is hosted in Rotary Park on the outskirts of Downtown Ludington, just blocks from Stearns Park Beach and Lake Michigan. The shady park makes for a great backdrop to all of the fun that is Suds on the Shore. The event is a fundraiser for United Way of Mason County, which means it is also for a great cause. Tickets are $30 at the gate and include a commemorative tasting glass and 8 drink tokens. You can find more informati...
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Love Ludington Weekend Kick's Off Summer Season Posted on 05/11/2016
While the first official day of summer isn’t for a few more weeks, Ludington is celebrating it early as it declares June 11-12 a “Love Ludington” weekend full of summertime festivals and activities to get residents and visitors in the spirit of summer.The weekend will feature favorite annual traditions like the Ludington Lakestride Half Marathon and Pirates of the Caribbean Shoreline Cruise on the S.S. Badger, plus incorporate new traditions like a Guinness World Record attempt for the Longest Ice Cream Dessert, sunset beach bonfire on Lake Michigan and craft show at Historic White Pine Villag...
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