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Things to Do - Ludington

There’s such a variety of things to keep you entertained while you’re in the Ludington area! Tour a historic village, enjoy a thrilling dune ride, or visit one of our many beaches or parks. Take the family out for a game of mini-golf or catch a concert. Even when it’s raining, you can visit Sandcastles Children’s Museum, the Mason County District Library, or a local art gallery.

You can’t leave the area without visiting one of the spectacular lighthouses of the region, and just catching the sunset over Lake Michigan is worth the trip. View the S.S. Badger carferry as it sails into or out of Ludington, or hop on board yourself for the four-hour trip across the big lake. Boredom is never a problem here in Ludington! 

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Waterside Resort & Boat Rental - Hamlin Lake
Waterside Resort & Boat Rentals

Family-friendly fun on Lower Hamlin Lake! Rent a pontoon boat for pleasure or fishing. Also 14' and 16' fishing boats with 8 hp to 25 hp motors. Our store has live bait, tackle, outboard gas, fishing licenses,and picnic supplies. Also cottages for rent on the lake! For lodging, call: (231) 843-8481.

Sunset Bluff Resort

Rent a 22' or 24' pontoon for $60/hour (four hour minimum), $425/day. 14' fishing boats with 10 hp motor, kayaks, and canoes also available. Enjoy a 3-4 hour canoe trip on the Big Sable River and Upper Hamlin Lake. We'll trailer your kayak or canoe...or rent ours for $10/hour. Important--please call for reservations.

Historic White Pine Village - Ludington
Historic White Pine Village

"Bringing History to Life!" A step back in time to experience pioneer life in the late 1800's/early 1900's. Tour historic buildings in a picturesque setting for the entire family. Visit the old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Combo tickets with the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum available. Special events throughout summer and fall.

Pere Marquette Expeditions - Ludington
Pere Marquette Expeditions, LLC

Call ahead for canoe, kayak, double kayak and SUP rentals. Launch here or take off-site! Rental rates on our website. Bait, tackle, and sport licenses available here. Huge selection of golf discs and accessories! Get your beer, wine, liquor, live bait, tackle, and camping supplies here! Open daily 6am-11:30pm.

Amber Elk Ranch - Ludington
“Amber

Family fun for all ages! Take a wagon ride tour through 130 acres of pastureland to see huge bull elk, elk cows, spikers, and calves up close...a unique memory your family won't forget! Browse our gift shop, the Antler Shed. Don't miss the Saturday BBQ, also try our Premium Elk Meat and jerky!

Sandcastles Children's Museum - Ludington
Sandcastles Children's Museum

Create… discover… explore. Featuring 4 levels of interactive exhibits that promote hands-on discovery and inspire creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Newest exhibits include “Hola: Speaking Spanish” and “Michigan Woodlands”. Offering special summertime programs and daily themes. Visit our website for more information and current hours.

Port of Ludington Maritime Museum - Ludington
Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

Celebrate and remember Ludington's rich maritime history at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, where visitors will be entertained and enlightened with interactive exhibits and virtual experiences. Located within a former US Coast Guard Station, the museum is a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places and opened in 2017.

Ludington Area Center for the Arts - Ludington
Ludington Area Center for the Arts

LACA is the center of the area's art scene, offering monthly exhibits, classes/workshops and live music. The art center is also home to a number of creative groups. LACA's gift shop features creative items from an array of local and Michigan artists. LACA hosts the West Shore Art Fair annually in July.

LACA is the center of the area's art scene, offering monthly exhibits, classes/workshops and live music. The art center is also home to a number of creative groups. LACA's gift shop features creative items from an array of local and Michigan artists. LACA hosts the West Shore Art Fair annually in July.

Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf - Ludington
Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf

The Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course has 18 holes dedicated to the "Landmarks of Ludington". Putt-putt for a purpose as profits from the course are donated back to community enrichment projects and organizations. Open 11am-10pm daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day, weather permitting. Owned by the local Jaycees organization.

The Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course has 18 holes dedicated to the "Landmarks of Ludington". Putt-putt for a purpose as profits from the course are donated back to community enrichment projects and organizations. Open 11am-10pm daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day, weather permitting. Owned by the local Jaycees organization.

Ludington Taxi - Ludington
Ludington Taxi

We offer fast, friendly service plus clean, well maintained mini vans. Locally owned, commercially insured. Open 24/7. Delivery available, as well as long distance transportation. We accept time call reservations. Cheaper than a DUI. We don't monkey around with transportation.

We offer fast, friendly service plus clean, well maintained mini vans. We are a locally owned company open 24/7. Delivery available, as well as long distance transportation. We accept time call reservations. Cheaper than a DUI. We don't monkey around with transportation.

Mason County Campground
Mason County Campground - Disc Golf Course
(231) 845-7609 masoncounty.net 5906 W. Chauvez Rd., Ludington, MI 49431

Impressive, tranquil landscape of towering hardwood trees. The 72 goal, disc golf course proudly claims to be the third largest in the world. Enjoy the beautiful views playing this well maintained course. No matter what skill level you ascend to, there are courses perfect for you.

The Jam Farm - Ludington

Enjoy the Jam Farm's homemade jams, jellies and marmalades with over 50 different flavors! All fruit comes from the Jam Farm or local neighbors. No preservatives or artificial flavors! Homemade gift baskets are always available and are great for any occasion! Stop by the produce stand on the farm, grown by the Jamdude!

E-Fish-N-Sea Charters - Ludington

Rent a 22' or 24' pontoon for $60/hour (four hour minimum), $425/day. 14' fishing boats with 10 hp motor, kayaks, and canoes also available. Enjoy a 3-4 hour canoe trip on the Big Sable River and Upper Hamlin Lake. We'll trailer your kayak or canoe...or rent ours for $10/hour. Important — call or email for reservations and availability.

More Things to Do Near Ludington

River Run Canoe Livery - Scottville
River Run Canoe Livery

Come paddle the scenic Pere Marquette, an easy flowing river for the whole family. Featuring Old Town kayaks, double kayaks, 3 seat canoes with cup holders and a cooler, tubes, and 4 person rafts. Equipment cleaned daily and we offer a variety of trips. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.

Colonial Golf Course - Hart
Colonial Golf Course

Beautiful 27 hole, 6900 yard par 72 Colonial, and 9 hole 1600 yard par 30 Heritage. Huge driving range, food and refreshments at Sully's at Colonial. Seniors over 60 enjoy discounted rates Monday-Friday. Colonial has something for everyone! A challenging course for the expert or beginner, come and experience this great place to play!

Oceana Golf Club - Shelby
Oceana Golf Club

Come play “The Original!” Established in 1962 as the first 18-hole public golf course in the county, Oceana’s scenic views, remarkable service, and uncommon value keep players coming back year after year. With smooth, rolling hills and exceptionally fast greens, this golf course will challenge players of all levels with their short game.

Benona Shores Golf Course
Benona Shores Golf Course

Located just off the coast of Lake Michigan, Benona Shores is an executive golf course nestled among a vibrant landscape of pristine rolling hills and gentle lake breezes. Referred to as a “Hidden Gem,” this immaculate par-60 golf course consists of challenging, undulating terrain with smooth, fast greens. The average round of play is just under 3 hours.

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Experience the Ludington Area

Ludington North Breakwater Light

Ludington’s North Breakwater Light is the number one lighthouse to see in Michigan! Take a trip along the breakwater path to see it up close!

Big Sable Point Lighthouse

112-feet of lighthouse awaits you at the Ludington State Park! Take a tour and follow the winding staircase to the top!

Top Events in Ludington

There are activities going on in Ludington to keep everyone happy all year long. Longstanding events- Ludington special.

Ludington State Park

One of the most popular state parks in the Midwest offers a vacation within itself. Enjoy beautiful natural resources and endless activities.