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Every year, the Mason-Lake Conservation District, AFFEW, and the Mason County Garden Club offer sales for tree seedlings, plants, bulbs, and native plants.
Planting a tree can be very beneficial to the health of the environment. Earth Day and Arbor Day at the end of April is a great time to plant trees, being the first opportunity where the ground is usually warm enough to plant. To learn more about the importance of trees in the environment, you can read our story Make a Positive Environmental Impact this Arbor Day!
The Mason-Lake Conservation District Fall Tree Sale is annually held in October. It is conducted by pre-orders only.
Conservation books and conservation products will also be available for sale.
*Fall tree planting is recommended only for conifers on coarse textured soil (sand and loamy sands), soil that is well or moderately well drained.
This sale had traditionally been an in-person event but, for 2023, only online orders were accepted. Orders maybe placed through for Garden & Single Species flats plus individual Quart & Gallon plants. For more info, visit affew.org.
Native plants are great for any landscape and are highly tolerant to year-round weather conditions in Michigan. They are also more resistant to pests, disease and drought.
The Mason County Garden Club holds two plant sales annually at Leveaux Park, one in May and the other in September. The sales are held at Leveaux Park, East Ludington Avenue near Madison Street, in Ludington. It is a great time to get various plants and bulbs to brighten up your garden. You can either bring a plant to exchange, or you can purchase a plant if you don’t have any to exchange.
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The historical Vogue Theatre in Manistee, renovated as a modern-day movie theater, shows current movies, classic films, and family movies.
Visit the new Value of Sports Museum located at Historic White Pine Village just a short drive from Ludington.
West Michigan is home to wineries galore! Enjoy a wine tasting tour and sample award winning wines.
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Enjoy the happiest of holidays in West Michigan! From Manistee to Ludington and every city in-between, there is holiday cheer all around!
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