Scottville Riverside Park, along the Pere Marquette River, has over 50 modern sites and is popular for camping and fishing.
Photo by Todd & Brad Reed Photography
Blending tradition with innovation, the S.S. Badger is the fun and relaxing shortcut across Lake Michigan- a spring, summer, and fall treat for the entire family. The four-hour, 60-mile cruise between Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin has all the comforts of home and more.
Passengers will find spacious outside decks for walking or lounging, free movies and satellite TV, live entertainment, two restaurants, full cocktail service, shopping and staterooms for relaxing or sleeping during the cruise.
The S.S. Badger’s home port is in Ludington, Michigan, at about the halfway point between the northern and southern tips of Lake Michigan. Ludington is a top vacation destination in Michigan due to the miles of beautiful beaches, first class fishing, and the Ludington State Park.
Ludington is a top vacation destination in Michigan due to the miles of beautiful beaches, first class fishing, and the Ludington State Park. The S.S. Badger docks just a few short blocks from Ludington’s vibrant downtown, filled with great shops, restaurants and galleries or visit one of our historic lighthouses.
If you don’t have the need to cross Lake Michigan, but still want to experience a cruise aboard the S.S. Badger, start small and take a Shoreline Cruise! Seven of these fun excursions are planned for the summer of 2023 for both Ludington and Manitowoc, each one lasting two hours. It’s time to join in the festivities and celebrate this grand ship.
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The Pentwater River provides opportunities to experience a paddle sport for the first time or take on a challenge for those more experienced.
Enjoy the happiest of holidays in West Michigan! From Manistee to Ludington and every city in-between, there is holiday cheer all around!
Standing tall and proud along the shores of Lake Michigan, Point Betsie marks the southern entrance to the Manitou Passage.
Manistee National Forest together with the Huron National Forest occupies almost a million acres of land in Michigan’s lower peninsula.
Find artifacts, photographs, and lots of information and stories about the rich history of Pentwater at this historic museum!
The Pere Marquette River area is rich with wildlife, offering great outdoors hunting and fishing opportunities.
Created in 1980, this trail has 1,000 miles running through Michigan, which also runs through the Huron-Manistee National Forest.
The Hart-Montague Bike Trail consists of 22.5 miles of paved paths for biking, snowmobiling, skating and more!
Visit the new Value of Sports Museum located at Historic White Pine Village just a short drive from Ludington.
Michigan has a public ORV trail system for four different riding opportunities–motorcycles, ATVs, ORVs, and scramble areas.