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Ludington has a number of paved, low-grade pathways and routes:

  • Ludington State Park Trail – This paved, wheelchair-accessible two-mile pathway in Ludington State Park parallels the road yet gives users a nice woodsy route. Connect to the Sable River Trail for a loop. 
  • Cartier Park Pathway – This paved, wheelchair-accessible one-mile loop is a popular in-town trail in a 68-acre natural area. An added attraction new in 2023 is a public art installation by the Ludington Area Center for the Arts (LACA), featuring large scale, 3’ x 4’ reproductions of artwork created by local and regional artists along the walkway. Artwork will be switched out occasionally to feature new artists and work, with the goal of five or six installations at a time.
  • Waterfront Loop – This series of routes (4.58-mile Waterfront Loop, 1.5-mile Downtown Loop, and 1.42-mile Beach Loop) follows Ludington’s waterfront via accessible sidewalks and can be done individually or combined. (A popular combo is the 2.75-mile Beach and Downtown Loops.) Sites include Waterfront Park, Pere Marquette Lake, U.S. Coast Guard Station, Port of Ludington Maritime Museum and Stearns Park Beach, among others.  


Ludington’s on-demand bus system, the Ludington Mass Transit Authority, provides bus service anywhere within Ludington, Scottville, and Pere Marquette Charter Township with a phone call to 231-845-6218 to make a reservation. All LMTA buses are wheelchair-accessible; however, please specify that you will need to use the lift when calling to request a ride since there are a limited number of wheelchair-accessible tie-down spots on each bus. Rides are $2 each way for passengers who are 12 and older, and $1 for those with disabilities and those up to 11 years old or 60 and older.

Additional Resources

For more information about accessibility in Ludington, see these links:

For Further Questions

Please contact the Ludington Area CVB at (800) 542-4600 if you have further questions or need assistance in locating accessible features and attractions in Ludington.