Ludington State Park is comprised of nearly 5,300 acres of scenic sand dunes, shoreline vista, ponds, marshlands and forests. It is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan with several miles of shoreline and beaches on both bodies of water. Visit the Ludington State Park website for more info.
The friendly merchants welcome you to Ludington and invite you to shop until you drop! The variety of stores in the downtown area are not to be missed. These specialty stores offer convenient parking and personalized service such as custom orders, gift wrapping and more. Shop for clothing, souvenirs, sports equipment–or leisurely browse through art, collectibles and home decor. Then whet your appetite with a cool drink, snack or ice cream. Larger, chain stores are located along the US-10 corridor. Shop for yourself, or pick out the perfect gift for loved ones back home. So have some fun and visit the unique shops of Ludington. Check out Visit Ludington or Downtown Ludington for more info on dining and shopping in downtown Ludington!
A NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK! The S.S. Badger offers the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes and an authentic steamship experience. The relaxing four-hour, 60-mile cruise takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and commercial trucks across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Dimensions: Length: 410 feet, 6 inches Width: 59 feet, 6 inches Height: 106 feet, 9 inches (7 stories) Weight: 6650 tons displaced Amenities: Outside deck areas, deli-style snack bar, buffet-style dining area, private staterooms, upper deck lounge, aft end lounge, video arcade, children’s playroom, gift shop/ship’s store, free quiet room/museum, two free TV lounges, free movie lounge! Staterooms: 40 Propellers: Two cast steel, 4-blade propellers, 13′ 10” in diameter and weighing 13,800 pounds each Anchors: Two Stockless anchors weighing 7,000 pounds each Engines: Two Skinner Unaflow four-cylinder steam engines rated 3,500 horsepower at 125 RPM (total 7,000 horsepower). The Badger’s propulsion system burns domestic fuel, and is designated as a mechanical engineering landmark by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Boilers: Four Foster-Wheeler “D – type” coal-burning Average speed: 18 miles per hour (15.6 knots) Number of crew members on each trip: 50-60 Capacity: 600 passengers, 180 automobiles, tour buses, RVs, motorcycles, and […]