Let's see--we have boating, fishing, swimming, golfing--and what else? 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 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 bowling alley. 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. We're lucky to have West Shore Community College in our home town, complete with recreation center featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, racquetball court, and more. Boredom is never a problem here in Ludington!
Amber Elk Ranch
2688 W. Conrad Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-5355
See more than 200 elk on a wagon ride through 130 acres of beautiful pastureland. Hour-long tours scheduled throughout the day Memorial Weekend-Labor Day, plus spring and fall weekends. Unique gift shop and petting zoo. Please call ahead for information on Saturday evening BBQ. Special tour group rates available.
Baldwin Canoe Rental
P.O. Box 269, South M-37, Baldwin, MI 49304, (800) 272-3642
Largest, most complete canoe, raft, and kayak service in the north central United States serving the Pere Marquette River. Kayaking, tubing, canoeing, and rafting---it's good, clean outdoor recreation for the entire family. Bus service, all equipment included. River hours 9am-6pm, last launch 2pm. (231) 745-4669. Like us on Facebook.
Cedar Camp Store
in the Cedar Campground within the Ludington State Park, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-8582
Enjoy the beauty and fun of Hamlin Lake by boat. We offer rentals of canoes, rowboats, paddleboats, and kayaks. Or purchase a tube and spend a hot, summer day drifting down the lazy Sable River. We also offer camping supplies, food and beverages for picnics, souvenirs. Open 8am-10pm summers, reduced hours spring/fall.
c/o Mason County Disc Golf Organization, 2136 W. Kistler Rd., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4993
The Ludington area has six different courses to choose from. Mason County Park by the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant is the site for three 24-hole courses: Beauty, Beast, and Goliath. Just off Jebavy Drive is Leviathan, The Edge is in Scottville's Riverside Park, and Labyrinth is located at West Shore Community College. Only $1 per person, per round.
Gene's Ventures, LLC
107 W. Loomis, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 690-1775
Feeling adventerous? Book a tour with Gene's Ventures and add some excitement to your life. Gene specializes in one-day trips to concerts, shopping excursions or sporting events in Michigan. His 14 passenger luxury motor coach complete with video system gets you to your destination in comfort. Longer trips also available.
Hamlin Lake Boat Rentals
at Sauble Resort, 3461 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8497
Explore Hamlin Lake's beauty from the water by renting a pontoon, jet ski or fishing boat. Pull the kids tubing behind a luxury pontoon for hours of entertainment. Visit sand dunes where the only access is by boat. Available by the hour, day, week. Guided sunset cruises. Reservations required.
Hamlin Lake Sunset Cruises
at Hamlin Lake Boat Rentals, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8497
The best way to see Hamlin Lake is by boat, and sunset cruises are now available. Your captain will pilot the roomy and comfortable pontoon and you enjoy the scenery and the warm breeze. Boats leave from Sauble Resort and cost is $25 per person; group rates available.
Historic White Pine Village
1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4808
Experience a new look at Historic White Pine Village. Attractive interpretive and educational signs now grace the Time Museum, Car Museum, and areas of the Farmstead complex. Take a self-guided tour to relive Mason County's past as you visit 29 museum buildings rich in local history.
Lake Michigan Carferry
P.O. Box 708, Ludington, MI 49431, (800) 841-4243
Trade highway miles for cruise ship smiles! The 410' S.S. Badger offers an affordable cruise experience and the lowest cross-lake fares. Passengers enjoy low-cost Wi-Fi Internet, free entertainment, movies, food, shopping, and more. Cars, RVs, motorcycles travel with you. Group and frequent sailor discounts available. Big ship, more fun, best value!
Ludington Area Center for the Arts
107 S. Harrison, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-2787
This historic building is a venue for art exhibitions, performances, films, writers' forums, and educational workshops. Our gift shop showcases unique items created by Michigan artists. We strive to integrate arts and culture into community life. Proud sponsor of the West Shore Art Fair in July. Hours: Tues-Sat noon-5pm.
Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf
900 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4663
Miniature golf, an all-time family favorite, overlooking beautiful Lake Michigan. What could be better? The Ludington Area Jaycees have operated the mini golf for years, using the proceeds for community development projects. Good fun for a good cause. Open noon-9pm every day. Discounts for groups and children's parties.
Ludington Skate Plaza
c/o City of Ludington, Stearns Park, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-3425
Built in 2008, the Ludington Skate Plaza is popular with skateboarders and in-line skaters for its combination of bowls, quarter pipes, and rails. It's located next to the mini golf course at Stearns Park. This information was brought to you courtesy of Gordy's Skate Co. in downtown Ludington.
Manistee Business Directory
Visit Manistee, just a short drive north of Ludington. Enjoy the victorian charm of the downtown district while you stroll along the Manistee Riverwalk. For more information about Manistee, Michigan businesses, check out ManisteeBusinessDirectory.com today!
8110 W. Hazel Rd., Mears (Silver Lake), MI 49436, (231) 873-8400
The fun of Silver Lake and the sand dunes starts at Parrot's Landing. Our recreational rentals provide thrills on sand or water. Rent or take a guided tour on a Jeep Wrangler. Dune buggies, quads, ski boats with tow tubes, and jet skis are available by the hour or half day.
Pere Marquette Expeditions, LLC
1649 S. PM Highway, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7285
Located on the Pere Marquette River. We sell discs for use on one of the six spectacular local disc golf courses. Offering sandwiches, groceries, wine, and over 400 different beer brands. Experience the Marquette Loop in a kayak or canoe...and pick up your bait and sport license here. Open daily 6am-11pm.
Performing Arts Series
presented by WSCC, (231) 843-5928
Come experience the magic and pleasure of performing arts. Our current series of music, theater and specialty acts offer a delightful diversion from the everyday. Relax and unwind with quality performances, proudly presented by local and well-known talent. For ticket information, contact the box office at (231) 843-5507.
Personal Touch Massage
6260 W. Russell St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 690-6374
Do something wonderful for yourself. Enjoy a medical or therapeutic massage by Peggy Grant and let your tension melt away. Relax to soft music, waterfall, and candlelight. Summertime outdoor massages available in our private gazebo. Half hour $35, one hour $60. 20 minute foot massages $20. By appointment.
Sandcastles Children's Museum
129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 233-9326
Create...discover...explore. Join us for fun and learning. Featuring 23 interactive exhibits designed to inspire creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Special programs: Messy Mondays, 11am-1pm. Fun Fridays-special events every Friday at 11am. Check website for hours. Admission $4.50; annual family memberships $80.
The Pumpkin Patch
at Major Produce, 9476 N. 120th Ave., Hart, MI 49420, (231) 873-5281
Great family fun the 2nd and 3rd weekend each October! Enjoy a hay ride along the river, pick your favorite pumpkin, romp in the hay fort, wander through the corn maze or haunted hall. Family games, food, refreshments. Many activities are inside the greenhouses, so come rain or shine!
Todd & Brad Reed Photo Gallery
114 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-0777
Every Thursday from 1-4pm, June 13-August 29, Todd and/or Brad Reed will be at the Ludington gallery for their "Talk with the Artists" event. Come and personally meet the Reeds, discuss photography, share experiences, enjoy viewing their new images, and be sure to get a signed copy of their latest book.
Waterside Resort & Boat Rentals
3298 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2090
On Lower Hamlin Lake. Everything you need for boating or fishing. Rentals of 14' and 16' fishing boats with eight hp to 25 hp motors. Pontoon boats for pleasure or fishing. Jet ski and tube rental. Our store has live bait, tackle, outboard gas, fishing licenses, picnic supplies, ice cream cones. Cottages available.
West Michigan Golf Courses
The beauty of our blue lakes can only be matched by the rolling green landscape of our numerous golf courses. All along the Lake Michigan shoreline you'll find golf courses that challenge you, relax you, and offer wonderful scenic views. This website features details about golf courses from Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties. Fore!
West Shore Community College
3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 845-6211, (800) 848-9722
Offering quality instructional programs leading to immediate employment or transfer to four-year institutions. Check the Performing Arts schedule (phone extension 5507) for upcoming plays and concerts. The Ice Arena and Recreation Center (phone extension 5584) are open to the public - indoor heated pool, whirlpool, indoor tennis, racquetball, basketball, weight room and more.
West Shore Community Ice Arena
3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 843-9712
Located across from the Rec Center at West Shore Community College. Home to the West Shore Wolves Youth Hockey Association and the Manistee Chippewa hockey team. Skating is a great activity for all ages, and the Ice Arena offers public skating throughout the year; call the above number for times.
West Shore Recreation Center
at West Shore Community College, 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 845-6522
The Recreation Center is a premier recreational facility available to the community for leisure/fitness activities. Indoor facilities include a wellness center with aerobic circuit weight training and cardiovascular equipment. Also, racquetball court, basketball, and 25 meter swimming pool with Red Cross certified lifeguards.
-- Enjoy exploring the Manistee River in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, and discover Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk.
-- A favorite vacation spot, Ludington on Lake Michigan has a children's museum, the Lake Michigan Carferry, sand dunes and hiking trails at the Ludington State Park and more!
-- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating and fishing. The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
-- The Silver Lake Sand Dunes makes for a terrific vacation because you can take your off-road vehicle for a spin on the scenic sand dunes overlooking Lake Michigan and Silver Lake.
-- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbor town village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park on the Lake Michigan shoreline.
-- Home of the zany Scottville Clown Band. Discover the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River, great for canoeing and fishing.
-- Fishing and canoeing on the National Scenic Pere Marquette River is a great way to spend the day.
-- Take a cruise across Lake Michigan on the S.S.Badger car ferry and discover all there is to do in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.