Ludington is a harbor town located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River. Many people come to Ludington year round for recreation, including boating and swimming on Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake, and other smaller inland lakes, as well as hunting, fishing, and camping. Nearby are Ludington State Park (which includes the Big Sable Point Light), Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, and Manistee National Forest. Ludington is also the home port of the SS Badger, a vehicle and passenger ferry with daily service in the summer across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Watching the Badger come into port in the evening from the end of the north break wall by the Ludington lighthouse is a favorite local pastime.
Don’t go home without taking time to capture a photo of our amazing sunsets. You must also check out our unique shops and dine at one of our delicious restaurants
We suggest you bring a camera while staying with us in Ludington, MI. Eleven murals, courtesy of the Ludington Mural Society, are scattered around downtown and tell the history of the town. Spend a day photographing these murals, each of which has a hidden object. Also, in our area there are beautiful lighthouses and don’t forget to take pictures of the breathtaking sunsets over Lake Michigan or our many beautiful scenic areas while horseback riding along the beach or through wilderness trails.