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By car, boat or plane, come to Pure Ludington and enjoy the scenic views. Whether you prefer the freedom of the open road, the tranquility of the water, or the convenience of the skies, there is a mode of transportation to suit your needs. Pure Ludington awaits a promising, memorable and rejuvenating experience.


Right Next Door

4 hours to Chicago

3.5 hours to Detroit

1.5 hours to Grand Rapids

5 hours to Indianapolis, IN

4 hours to Manitowoc, WI (via Badger)

4 hours to Toledo, OH

By Car

Ludington & Mason County are located at the intersection of U.S. 31 & U.S. 10 and are easily accessible by freeway from any downstate, metropolitan area. Get directions from your location.

From Southeast Michigan

Take I-96 West to U.S. 31 North to Ludington.

From Southwest Michigan

Take U.S. 131 North to I-96 West to U.S. 31 North to Ludington or (along the lakeshore) follow I-94 East to I-196 East to U.S. 31 North to Ludington.

From Easter Michigan

Follow U.S. 10 West to Ludington.

From Northern Michigan

Take I-75 South to U.S. 127 South to U.S. 10 West to Ludington or (along the lakeshore) follow U.S. 31 South to Ludington.

By Air

Air travel is available to the Ludington region.

  • Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids
  • Muskegon County Airport
  • Manistee County’s Blacker Airport
  • Mason County Airport – A regional airport with 5,000 foot runways serving charter jets.

By Boat

The port of Ludington is easily accessible to recreational boaters. Its generous protected basin, short channel and variety of marinas with modern facilities are conveniently located near both the beach and downtown shopping district.

  • Ludington Municipal Marina
  • Harborview Marina
  • S.S. Badger – the S.S. Badger offers the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes and an authentic steamship experience. The relaxing four-hour, 60-mile cruise takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles and commercial trucks across Lae Michigan between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI from mid-May through mid-October.