Ludington Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
Like a natural utopia, Ludington and Mason County offer an abundance of parks, beaches, inland lakes, and rivers. Our signature feature is our most graceful and bountiful element, the water in and around the Ludington Area. Situated on beautiful Lake Michigan, there are miles of sandy coastline to catch some sun, take a stroll, play where the waves meet the land or enjoy a sunset bonfire.
In Ludington and Mason County, every season is inspiring. The scenery may change throughout the year, but the fun and memories never end! We invite you to find recreation, relaxation and rejuvenation in Pure Ludington throughout the year!
Downtown Ludington is open for business! A must see and do on any stop to Pure Ludington is a trip to downtown Ludington.
Home to unique specialty shops and art galleries, it's the perfect break from the elements. The downtown district runs along Ludington Avenue and down James Street and Rath Avenue, both of which cross Ludington Avenue. Stearns Park Beach and a variety of marinas are within walking distance of downtown Ludington. A beautiful walkway also connects the downtown district to the lakeshore where you can take in a spectacular Lake Michigan sunset.
Downtown is home to the famous House of Flavors Restaurant & Ice Cream Shop as well as antiques shops, a natural food store, restaurants like the Jamesport Brewing Company, PM Steamers and Old Hamlin, clothing and music retailers and art galleries such as AM Galleries and Todd & Brad Reed Photography. While you are perusing you are sure to find unique items to Mason County. Many downtown merchants participate in Downtown Late Nights, which is an initiative to better serve visitors and locals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. So when the sun sets, take stroll through downtown and discover the fun.
Downtown Ludington also hosts many family-friendly events throughout the year such as Friday Night Live street parties in July and August and the New Year's Eve Ball Drop! Check out the calendar of events for more exciting entertainment happening in downtown Ludington.
Mason County sports nearly 2,000 miles of trout streams and over 40 inland lakes that are available for fishing. So whether you are fishing from the pier, on Lake Michigan on a charter boat or fly-fishing in the stream, you are bound to catch a big one while in Pure Ludington!
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, and natural river mouths make a perfect habitat for growing trout and salmon. That's why Pure Ludington is known as the #1 Salmon Fishing Port in Michigan!
The outstanding marine facilities in Ludington offer launch ramps and fish cleaning stations. There is an opportunity for everyone who enjoys fishing, young and old, whether on the big lake or on one of the many inland lakes and streams. Come cast line and make a memory in Pure Ludington!