The Ludington area is a treasure chest of family fun and adventure. From our beaches to our State park, there is so much to see and do, you'll need a head start!

Take some time to look over attractions and area links below, it will help make your trip a full one.

Marina Playground

Beaches, Mini-golf, and a view...
Ludington has one of the finest beaches in the State of Michigan where you can enjoy 1/2 mile of groomed sandy beaches, complete with concession stands, shuffleboard courts, mini-golf, beach volleyball, a large picnic area with grills and 3 lifeguard stations. Ludington's breakwall juts from the south end of the city park. The leisurely stroll to our landmark lighthouse is a favorite pastime for residents and visitors alike. It's a perfect vantage point from which to take in sunsets, watch fishermen or view all sorts of marine activity. The harbor is home to Ludington's impressive carferry which carries passengers and their vehicles across Lake Michigan to and from Wisconsin. Bring along your camera and take pictures and watch as the carferry enters and exits our Ludington Harbor.

Ludington has 3 golf courses located and several others within a 30 minute drive of Lakeside Inn. Along with the endless variety of water sports you can also enjoy Ludington's public tennis courts, softball diamonds, and bowling lanes.

State Parks and inland fun...
The Ludington State Park is located just six miles north of the city and covers 4,000 acres. The park features two beaches, one on Lake Michigan and one on Hamlin Lake, picnic areas, camping, hiking and biking trails, groomed X-country ski trails, abundant wildlife and is open all year. Rent a paddle boat or canoe and fish for walleye, bass, pike, muske or panfish in Hamlin Lake.

S.S. Badger...
Whether crossing Lake Michigan on the S.S. Badger or just taking in the sites at the beach you won't want to miss the Badger entering or leaving Ludington's Harbor. The badger, over 410 ft. in length, over 59 ft. wide, and almost 107 feet in height weighs in at over 4,244 gross tons. Carrying up to 620 passengers the S.S. Badger travels twice daily during the summer months between Ludington and Manitowoc, WI

White Pine Village...
White Pine Village is located a few miles South of Ludington. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the village while visiting The White Pine Chapel, many shops, and other area historic buildings that have been restored at White Pine Village.

Big Sable Lighthouse...
Built in 1867 The Big Sable Lighthouse is located approximately 6 miles north of Ludington in The Ludington State Park and is open to the public from May 1 through the end of October. Enjoy a tour of the recently restored lighthouse followed by a trip to the beach nearby complete with concession stand.

For a leisurely afternoon or evening be sure to pack a picnic lunch and stroll down to the Ludington Municipal Marina. Located just a few short blocks from the Lakeside Inn you'll be taken in by the sites and sounds of boats of all shapes and sizes entering and leaving port. Located to the east of the marina is a large recently constructed playground complete with picnic tables.

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