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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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Make it a Ludington, Michigan New Year Celebration Posted on 12/07/2017
Did you know what every December 31st in Downtown Ludington we hoist a six foot ball covered in 6,000 LED lights up into the air, let you dance under it for a few hours then lower it to the ground at the stroke of midnight followed by an awesome display of fireworks? It's an amazing, FREE, family-friendly way to ring in the New Year. Evening activities begin at 9:00pm when the entertainment area in the North James Street Plaza opens for music, dancing and beer tasting.  Then at midnight, the ball drops down from high above the main intersection in downtown....
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7 Things to do this weekend to celebrate Halloween in Ludington, MI Posted on 10/20/2017
Halloween is approaching, which means it's time for costumes, tricks and treats! Ludington will not disappoint on the spooks either! Check out this round-up of sppoky and fun events for the whole family to celebrate Halloween this weekend.  Spooky Slow Roll - Friday, October 27 Join the Shoreline Cycling Club for a fun and spooky slow roll bike ride around town Friday night beginning at 6pm. This event, which is intended for teens and adults, will feature scary surprises, raffle prizes, costume prixes and more! The group will be heading downtown for drinks to celebrate ...
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A Guide to Navigating Fall Colors in the Ludington Area Posted on 09/28/2017
Autumn in Pure Ludington is a magical time of year. Arches of orange, red and yellow paint the otherwise evergreen landscape and perfectly complement the sparkling blue waters of the lakes they surround. With unspoiled natural resources and unrivaled outdoor recreation, Fall is great time to explore it all. Whether hiking, biking or driving, we have some great opportunities for you to take a front row seat to the changing landscape and vibrant fall colors.  Wondering when the best time will be to visit and catch the colors? We are expecting Fall color to peak between October 7 - 1...
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A Guide to Fall Fishing in Ludington, MI Posted on 09/01/2017
Autumn in Pure Ludington is a magical time of year. Arches of orange, red and yellow paint the otherwise evergreen landscape and perfectly complement the sparkling blue waters of the lakes they surround. An outdoor enthusiast couldn't ask for a more beautiful backdrop for exciting fishing adventures. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, the waters between Big Sable Point, to the north, and Little Sable Point, to the south, offer the "big-lake" fishermen the best fishing to be found on Lake Michigan. Proximity to deep waters, excellent offshore structure, warm shoal waters, ...
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150th Anniversary of the Big Sable Lighthouse in Ludington, Michigan Posted on 08/10/2017
Michigan is home to more lighthouses than any state in America – a deserved claim to fame due to its 3,000-plus miles of Great Lakes shoreline. Of its 129 lighthouses, two are right here in Ludington, Michigan, including Big Sable Point Lighthouse – the second tallest on Lake Michigan’s eastern shore and one of the oldest continuously working in the state. Cue the birthday cake and candles, because it turns 150 years old this year! The iconic black-and-white lighthouse, built in 1867, still serves as a U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation, though Big Sable was fully...
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Top 5 Adventures on Lake Michigan in Ludington, MI Posted on 07/07/2017
A Summer vacation in Ludington always includes the lakeshore, but how many of us venture past the buoys of the swim area to really take in all of the fun Lake Michigan offers? To help you make the most of your vacation, we put together a list of the top adventures that await you on Lake Michigan.   1. Paddle It - Ludington and Mason County is home to 4 in-land lakes and over 2,000 miles of rivers and streams, but Lake Michigan offers some of the most adventurous paddling opportunities. A favorite excursion for kayakers is the Sable Points Water Trail between Ludington and S...
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