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Ludington: Gone to the Dogs Posted on 07/18/2018
Need help finding Fido-friendly spots while you’re on vacation in Ludington? We’ve got you covered. This handy pet primer tells where you can take your pooch in Mason County. Outdoor Spaces Ludington has many dog-friendly spaces where you can stretch your pup’s legs. Just be sure to read posted rules. Dog Park – Central Bark, a one-acre, fenced-in dog park in the northeast corner of Cartier Park, is Ludington’s ultimate dog-friendly park. As the only off-leash park in the city, it features separate large and small dog areas plus a bag dispenser and tr...
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Culture Shock – Ludington Guide to Music, Art and History Posted on 07/11/2018
For a small town, Ludington packs a big punch of culture – from juried art fairs, to jazz brunches, to historic exhibits. Tune into the cultural side of this Lake Michigan getaway for an enriching experience!  Outdoor Music Concerts  Ludington’s vibrant live music scene explodes in the summer when local musicians take to outdoor venues. BYOS (bring your own seating), grab your cooler and head to these free, family-friendly outdoor concerts at Waterfront Park overl...
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Lighthouses of Ludington, MI Posted on 06/27/2018
Michigan, with its surrounding great lakes holds a deep maritime history and with its shoreline boasts Ludington’s very own maritime history; two points of pride are the long-standing local lighthouses; the North Breakwater Lighthouse and the Big Sable Point Lighthouse.   Big Sable Point Lighthouse  Built in 1867 and set 1.8 miles north of the Ludington Sate Park entrance, just a half hour meander through the dunes; at over one hundred feet tall, this historically noble black and white navigational beacon sits nestled among sand ...
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Ludington’s Outdoor Dining Scene Posted on 06/22/2018
Now that we’re in the long, lazy days of summer, you’ve got even more daylight to enjoy your #PureLudington visit. Continue your outdoor fun over an al fresco meal at a Ludington patio near you. Pub Patios and Beer Gardens Ludington’s top craft beer and spirits establishments feature inviting outdoor spaces. Ludington Bay Brewing Company has a spacious, 1,500-square-foot patio complete with a fire pit and fireplace if there’s a chill in the air. And cocktail bar Barley & Rye (with the largest whiskey and scotch collection in the area) has a cozy courtyard ...
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Find your Path – Top Trails in Ludington  Posted on 06/08/2018
Ludington is the perfect place to unplug and instantly connect with nature – and a perfect way to do that is on a trail. There’s something for everyone, depending on your desired views and appetite for adventure.  Trails by Water  These trails provide up-close water views (so do others down the list as well!).  Lost Lake Trail – This flat, one-mile one-way trail from Hamlin Lake Beach ...
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Get Cultured in Ludington Posted on 05/23/2018
While Ludington’s big draws like Lake Michigan are ideal in warm weather, you don’t need to wait until the mercury rises to visit Ludington.  An early Summer trip is a great way to enjoy the “quieter” side of Ludington before the crowds of summer while also snagging a lodging deal. And with many of these arts and culture stops located indoors, it also can be a perfect activity in case of inclement weather. Art Galleries and Walks  Luding...
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5 Things to Enjoy on your S.S. Badger Ferry Ride Across Lake Michigan Posted on 05/14/2018
The SS Badger has made its Maiden Voyage for the 2018 season and it markes the ships 65th Anniversary! This year many new additions make for an even more exciting and enjoyable ride for passengers aboard the last coal fired, steam-powered ship operating in the United States. Whether you have traveled aboard since you were a child, or have never been, here are five things you will enjoy while traveling across Lake Michigan on your next trip.  1. Badger Bingo  A tradition while traveling aboard the ship is Badger Bingo. Take a seat in the main lounge and get ready ...
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Craft Beer is Brewing in Ludington, Michigan Posted on 03/12/2018
Away from Ludington’s award-winning shoreline awaits a beer enthusiast’s next big adventure. In less than three years, the Ludington area has blossomed into a year-round craft beer destination that marries bold and balanced flavors, old and new styles, and exceptional experiences that are sure to excite and satisfy the palate. Visitors won’t be disappointed with either heading east to Starving Artist Brewing Company or staying close to downtown, which offers an eclectic selection of breweries and craft beer bars. No matter the location, a tour with the brewer or an engag...
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Top Pizza Joints Posted on 02/07/2018
Thin Crust Pick: Sportsmans Restuarant & Bar Sportsmans Restuarant & Bar in downtown Ludington is a favorite spot for thin crust pizza,in addition of their great menu of burgers, wraps and more! They offer speciality pizzas such as Buffalo Chicken, BBQ Chickan, Chicken Spinach, Chicaken Bacon Ranch and a favorite, Reuben Pizza. For those of you who like to make your own combo, you can do that too! We love the atmosphere at Sportsmans, so we recommend dining-in. Plus, it is connected to other local hot spots like the Mitten Bar and Barley & Rye. However, if you need it to go...
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5 Things to Know About Lantern-lit Snowshoeing in Ludington, MI Posted on 01/23/2018
Ludington boasts a number of excellent snowshoeing and cross country skiing trails – and one of the most popular places for a winter sojourn is at the 5,300-acre Ludington State Park. Several miles of trails are groomed for cross country skiing, and snowshoers can explore all the other trails. The park also hosts a series of snowshoeing and cross country skiing events on weekends in January and February, including the popular lantern-lit snowshoe and skiing event. Here are 5 things you need to know about this unique event coming up this weekend: 1. It's free! There are not many ac...
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