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Explore Ludington State Park. Bounded by Lake Michigan on the west and Hamlin on the east with Sable River running between it's an ideal place for all kinds of water sports. Kayaks, canoes, tubes and paddle boats are available to rent at the concessions area on the Hamlin beach. On land there are 18 miles of trails through forest, marshes, dunes and along the river.
Ludington is home to three golf courses with more courses in the surrounding area.
Catch the rays of the sun at Ludington Beaches. The state park has sandy beaches both on Lake Michigan and Hamlin Lake. In town there is Stearn's Park which includes the pier and the North Breakwater Lighthouse. Across the harbor is Buttersville Park, a little smaller and quieter place to relax. (Note Buttersville Park is dog-friendly so you may see a few K-9 friends).
Kayak or canoe the Pere Marquette River.
Interested in local history? Visit Historic White Pine Village to see historical buildings and artifacts from Mason County past. Also learn of the maritime shipping and car ferry history at our new Maritime Museum.
Explore the Ludington Lighthouses. Hike out to the Big Sable Lighthouse located in Ludington State Park. Visitors can climb the tower and explore the information center and gift shop. The North Breakwater Light is accessible from Stearn's Park close to downtown.
Go fishing! On your own you can fish off the pier, or head to Pere Marquette River. There's also docks on Lincoln Lake in Cartier Park. Or take it up a notch and go charter fishing.
Maybe your looking for a nice cruise on the water. Be your own captain and rent a pontoon boat. Or book a cruise and let someone else show you around the lake.
Ludington is also orchard and farm country. Visit orchards, The Jam Farm, Orchard Market.