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Accessible Walkways at Stearns Park Beach
The beauty of Stearns Beach in Ludington makes it one of the most popular beaches along Lake Michigan. While most of us can walk through the sand to Lake Michigan’s shoreline, many cannot–those in wheelchairs or people who have motor disabilities. Even families have great difficulty pushing strollers or wagons through the sand. But this has all changed. Disability Connections of West Michigan and the City of Ludington partnered to install accessible walkways at Stearns Beach.
Stearns Park Beach was voted the fifth most accessible walkway in the nation.
The north walkway begins at the sidewalk by the North Concession Stand run by Sunset Side Concessions and covers the 300 yards down to the water. The south walkway starts from the concrete walkway out to the pier and continues down to the beach area. There is also a walkway in the middle of the beach.
Two sections of 20 boards each would complete the semi-circle at the south walkway’s end. Each board costs $100 and is available for engraving. For more information or to purchase a board, call Deb Wright at (231) 845-6445.
There is a total of 600 boards that make up each walkway, with each board costing $35. Enough money was raised to build the walkway through various donations, including a large $10,000 anonymous gift. Firebird Laser Engraving of Ludington etched the names or special messages onto the boards, so generations to come can appreciate the beach and the community support that made this project possible.
It’s a small price to pay for such an important addition to Stearns Beach, allowing everyone to enjoy the beach and water.
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More Activities & Attractions in Ludington
There are so many things to see and do in Ludington! Don’t miss a single activity during your visit by exploring VisitLudington.com!
Take a paddle down the Hamlin Lake Canoe Trail. Venture out on the trip yourself, or join a guided trip lead by Dune Grass Concessions.
It rises and sets every single day, and nothing is more breathtaking than our spectacular sunsets over Lake Michigan.
No matter your experience level, Ludington area charter captains will guide you in what to bring and what to expect on the big lake.
Ludington is home to several different museums for people of all ages! Highlighting our area’s careers, businesses, history, and culture!
Children can create, explore, and discover by playing with the numerous variety of exhibits of Sandcastles Children’s Museum.
Visit the new Value of Sports Museum located at Historic White Pine Village just a short drive from Ludington.
Farm Markets & U-Pick farms offer locally grown and organic produce, flowers, plants, seeds, and more in West Michigan.
Discover small town life in the late 1800s and early 1900s at Historic White Pine Village in Ludington, overlooking Lake Michigan.