Ludington is a harbor
located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River.
Many people come to Ludington in the summer for recreation, including
boating and swimming on Lake Michigan, Hamlin Lake, and other smaller
inland lakes, as well as hunting, fishing, and camping.
Nearby are Ludington State
Park, Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area, and Manistee National Forest.
It's also the home port of the SS Badger, with daily service in the
summer across Lake Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Watching the
Badger come in to port in the evening from the end of the south breakwall
is a favorite local pastime.
In summer, the city hosts
quite a few large events. Examples are one of the largest Gus Macker
basketball tournaments (with 25,000 spectators), the Lakestride Half
Marathon in June, and the Art Fair on the Fourth of July. As a result
of its many attractions (based on AAA's 2005 TripTikŪ requests), Ludington
is the fifth-most-popular tourist city in Michigan, behind Mackinaw
City, Traverse City, Muskegon,
and Sault Ste. Marie.
For more information please
visit the Ludington
Area Convention and Visitors Bureau