. Not heading south for spring break? Here are some things you can do to stay busy during your Ludington-area stay-cation:
1. Hike the Ludington State Park
Tighten your laces and head to the 21 miles of hiking trails at the 5,300-acre Ludington State Park. There are mapped trails, but if you’re feeling even more adventurous, explore the numerous sand dunes and Lake Michigan shoreline. The Hamlin Lake Dam is a favorite place to stop, just for viewing or for fishing in the Sable River.
2. Teen Chocolate Olympics
They had us at “chocolate!” The Ludington and Scottville libraries are hosting a special event, just for teenagers: a night full of fun games and sweet treats. Check out this March 21 activity in both locations, and prepare to get messy!
3. Red Rooster Bingo
A favorite, family-friendly time in the area is Saturday night Bingo at Red Rooster Coffee & Community. Order your favorite caffeinated beverage or smoothie, and play to win a number of great prizes. What a great time to spend with family or friends!
4. Swim or skate
If you’re looking for some physical activity, head to the West Shore Community College Recreation Center. Open to the public for a small fee are a 25-meter pool, hot tub, racquetball courts, a gymnasium with basketball hoops, and a regulation-sized ice rink for open skate, as well as sticks and pucks.
5. Arts & Craft Camp
Sandcastles Children’s Museum is a lively place to land for families with young children. Starting March 25, the museum offers a different, unique craft each day during break. Sign up early to reserve your spot! Of course, the museum is open for kids to check out the other exhibits as well -- including the S.S. Badger, hospital, ice cream parlor and sound stage. Mary Case’s Art Gallery also has a spring break camp, 9AM-12PM March 27-29 - which includes materials, instruction and lunch.
6. Go out for ice cream
Ludington is host to a few places you can satisfy your sweet tooth and welcome spring in a fun way! Now open for the season are Dairy Queen, DJ’s Dairy Creme, Krave (frozen yogurt) and House of Flavors.
7. Games for kids
The Ludington Library offers free activities for children March 25-29, including crafts, games, activities, books and snacks from 11AM to 4PM. Kids of all ages are invited, but those under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. Fit Club presents Minute to Win It games at both the Ludington and Scottville libraries, March 21 - open both to all children and their families.
Stay active and please share your spring break photos with us: #PureLudington.