Lakes, Beaches, and Parks

You're going to have so much FUN!!!

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Beaches!  Beaches!  Beaches!

 

Ludington is known for its awesome beaches.  I believe they are the best in the world!  Why?  Because the water in Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan is fresh and sparkling clean, the miles of sand is warm and sugary soft, and you can always find a private spot to play and relax.

 

HAMLIN LAKE:  5,000 acres of beuatiful, sparkling clean fun!  Water skiing, tubing, kneeboarding, sailing, swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding, playing and relaxing on the beach, fishing, going to the Ludington State Park by boat (free admission via boat), throw out your anchor anywhere and jump right in, then relax and enjoy the sunset!  So many fun things to do!

STEARN'S PARK:  This huge clean beach on Lake Michigan has free access & parking.  Three concrete walkways through the beach to the lake making it accessible for everyone, concession stands, restrooms, beach playground, sand volleyball courts, a 1/2 mile walkway to the North Breakwater Lighthouse, mini golf (currently being renovated), shuffleboard, a skate park, plenty of beachside/parkside parking, benches near parking area, a blocks-long shady, grassy park with grills and picnic tables, watch the Badger ferry boat arriving and leaving, best sunset views in the entire world!!

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g42416-d269642-Reviews-Stearns_Park-Ludington_Michigan.html

LAKE MICHIGAN:  Looking for a private beach location?  For privacy, nothing compares to the miles of beach leading to the State Park.  This is Ludington's version of the Pacific Coast Highway.  Less than a 10-minute drive will take you to miles of soft sand along Lake Michigan!  The beach extends for miles along M-116 on your way to the Ludington State Park.  Simply park anywhere your heart desires along the lake side of the highway.

LUDINGTON STATE PARK:  Rated #1 of 30 fun things to do in Ludington!

 https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g42416-d2044388-Reviews-Ludington_State_Park-Ludington_Michigan.html

WATERFRONT PARK:  This is a wonderful park with a very large playground for children!  Playground, Sculpture Park, Walking Path, Picnic Area, Public Restrooms, South William St & West Filer St, Ludington, MI 49431

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Hamlin Lake:

Diamond Beach
Diamond Beach
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Beautiful Pure Hamlin Lake
Beautiful Pure Hamlin Lake
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Diamond Beach Hamlin Lake
Diamond Beach Hamlin Lake
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Hamlin Lake Sunset
Hamlin Lake Sunset
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Hamlin Lake Sunset
Hamlin Lake Sunset
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Evening football
Evening football
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Pure Hamlin Lake, Michigan
Pure Hamlin Lake, Michigan
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Pure Hamlin Lake, Ludington, MI
Pure Hamlin Lake, Ludington, MI
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Diamond Beach, Hamlin Lake
Diamond Beach, Hamlin Lake
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Relaxing on Hamlin Lake
Relaxing on Hamlin Lake
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Diamond Beach, Lake Hamlin
Diamond Beach, Lake Hamlin
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Miles of BEACH!! Ludington, MI
Miles of BEACH!! Ludington, MI

See the miles of beach? Park anywhere along the lake side of M-116 on your way to the State Park and enjoy your private beach area!!!

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Stearn's Park, Lake Michigan,

Ludington State Park, Buttersville Park,

Waterfront Park:

North Breakwater Lighthouse
North Breakwater Lighthouse

Walk out to the lighthouse!

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Miles of Beach!
Miles of Beach!

Short drive to your own private beach paradise!

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Another path to beach off M-116
Another path to beach off M-116

Park anywhere on the lake side along M-116 to the State Park and enjoy your private spot on Lake Michigan!

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Miles of Lake Michigan beach
Miles of Lake Michigan beach

Park anywhere on the lake side along M-116 to the State Park and enjoy your private spot on Lake Michigan!

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Lighthouse and Badger Carferry
Lighthouse and Badger Carferry

Walk out to the lighthouse and watch the Badger arrive and depart!

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Lake Michigan Beach, Volleyball
Lake Michigan Beach, Volleyball

Handicapped and stroller accessible

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Stearn's Park, Lake Michigan
Stearn's Park, Lake Michigan

Walkway to Lake Michigan

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Beautiful Sunset, Lake Michigan
Beautiful Sunset, Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan sunsets in Ludington are the most beautiful in the world!

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Playground on the beach!
Playground on the beach!

Beach playground on Lake Michigan, Lighthouse & walkway on right, Stearn's Park

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Beach Playground
Beach Playground

Stearn's Park

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Beach Play Area, Lake Michigan
Beach Play Area, Lake Michigan

Beach play area on Lake Michigan, Lighthouse & walkway on right, Stearn's Park, Ludington

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Stearn's Park, Ludington, MI
Stearn's Park, Ludington, MI

Have a picnic with your friends and family on the immense park by Lake Michigan!

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Lake Michigan Sunset, Ludington
Lake Michigan Sunset, Ludington

Stearn's Park beach along Lake Michigan is a wonderful place to spend your evening!

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Badger, Lighthouse, Ludington, MI
Badger, Lighthouse, Ludington, MI

A beautiful way to enjoy your time in Ludington!

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Badger, Ludington Harbor, Sunset
Badger, Ludington Harbor, Sunset
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Sunset Beach Concession, Ludington
Sunset Beach Concession, Ludington

2 concession stands, Stearn's Park

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Lakefront Beach Concession Stand
Lakefront Beach Concession Stand

2 Concession stands and abundant parking at Stearn's Park

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Lakefront Beach Concession Stand
Lakefront Beach Concession Stand

2 Concession stands and abundant parking at Stearn's Park

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Waterfront Park, Ludington, MI
Waterfront Park, Ludington, MI

Huge playground!

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Jaycees Mini Golf, Ludington, MI
Jaycees Mini Golf, Ludington, MI

Enjoy a game of mini golf right at Stearn's Park!

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Plaza Skate Park, Ludington, MI
Plaza Skate Park, Ludington, MI

Excellent lakeside skate park!

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Ludington Marina, Lake Michigan
Ludington Marina, Lake Michigan

Enjoy the marina!

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Ludington State Park arial photo
Ludington State Park arial photo
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Ludington State Park
Ludington State Park

Walk over the dam!

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Ludington State Park
Ludington State Park

Miles of walking / biking trails

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Pere Marquette River
Pere Marquette River

A beautiful boat ride and amazing fishing

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Ludington Fishing
Ludington Fishing
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Badger leaving at sunset
Badger leaving at sunset
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Ludington Sunsets
Ludington Sunsets

Beautiful Lake Michigan Sunsets

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Buttersville Park
Buttersville Park

Dog friendly! Find beautiful stones! Water shoes recommended, no bathrooms.

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