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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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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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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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4 Ways to Kick-off the New Year in Pure Ludington Posted on 12/18/2015
Ludington’s biggest annual celebration takes place each winter on New Year’s Eve. Billed as “West Michigan’s largest New Year’s Eve Ball,” Ludington’s New Year’s Eve Ball Drop offers the quintessential, small-town New Year's Eve celebration – complete with an outdoor beer garden and music, a ball drop with 6,000 LED lights in the heart of downtown, plus fireworks. Here are 5 ways to ring in 2016 here in Pure Ludington!1. Countdown Party & New Year's Eve Ball Drop Evening activities begin with a countdown party at 9:30 p.m. when the entertainment tent opens for music, dancing and beer tasti...
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SS Badger Sets Sail Posted on 05/07/2015
The SS Badger is setting sail on her maiden voyage of the 2015 season on the 15th of May. There are some new and exciting things on the majestic 7-story Badger this year, one of them being a new ash conveyor system which will allow for a more environmentally friendly approach to dispose of the coal ash produced.Since getting her belly wet in Lake Michigan on September 6th of 1952, and setting sail in March of 1953 she has had many jobs; starting out as a ferry for rail cars she earned the name of “Queen of the Lakes” during the golden era of ferry boats in the late 1950s. The SS Badger has bee...
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