Pure Ludington Events Heat Up Winter NightsPosted on 10/31/2023 Plan to take a trip to the lakeshore this winter season! You won’t be disappointed in the attractive events Pure Ludington has to offer that are unique to this West Michigan community. Pack your warm gear to take advantage of these outdoor activities that celebrate the season.
Lantern-lit snowshoe hikes, winding through the forest of the Ludington State Park, are such a special treat for visitors to this protected area. Smiling faces from the Friends of Ludington State Park group greet you upon arrival, get you fitted with snowshoes, and assist you to the trailhead... READ MORE...
Discover Ludington's Unique Beaches Catering to Every Beach-Goer's PreferencePosted on 05/22/2023 Nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, Ludington is a haven for beach enthusiasts, boasting 28 miles of sugar-sand coastline. Regardless of your beach-going preferences, the area offers a variety of beaches to suit every personality. Whether you seek convenience and amenities, a serene encounter with nature, a dog-friendly shoreline, or warm waters for relaxation, Ludington has it all. Let's explore the distinctive beaches that make Ludington a beach-lover's dream destination.
For Convenience/Amenities: Stearns Park Beach
If you crave convenience and a range of amenities, St... READ MORE...
‘Friends’ Group Helps to Make Ludington State Park the Most Accessible Park in Michigan Posted on 04/17/2023 In the 1990s, a group of pals set out to promote the wise use of Ludington State Park, one of the best-known “jewels” in the state of Michigan. The park boasts miles of sand dunes, Hamlin Lake, the Sable River, Lake Michigan beaches, and various ecosystems are home to wildlife and visitors.
By organizing a group of volunteers, assessing the park’s needs, and holding regular fundraisers, Friends of the Ludington State Park was born – and it has put Ludington on the map as a place where people of all abilities are welcome to visit.
Visitors to the park will wa... READ MORE...
Ludington is an Ideal Getaway for CyclistsPosted 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... READ MORE...
Camping with Kids? Pure Ludington Has You CoveredPosted 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 ... READ MORE...
Find Adventure on the LakeshorePosted 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... READ MORE...
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 GetawayPosted on 04/26/2021 Experience a legacy on Lake Michigan. The SS BADGER offers 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 coal-fired passenger steamship still in operation in the United States. Its history spans nearly 70 years, ... READ MORE...
The Most Instagrammable Spots in LudingtonPosted on 07/29/2020 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
You cannot miss the distinctive black and white tower of this historic beacon. It’s a 1.5-mile trek (each way), but totally worth it. Climb to the top of the lighth... READ MORE...