Cartier Park

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Take a Walk in the Woods at Cartier Park

This park features multiple paved walking paths, a dock for fishing, and Ludington’s only dog park, “Central Bark.” 

At any time of year, Cartier Park provides a calm nature walk through the woods. Even on a hot, sunny day, the paths remain mostly shaded by a canopy of tall White Birch Trees. And in the fall, colorful leaves paint the paths. 

A gazebo with a view overlooks Lincoln Lake for a cozy spot for watching the waters of Lincoln Lake float by or have a shaded picnic. 

Don’t feel like walking? Grab your bike, scooter, or rollerblades and take a venture through the woods to a dog’s paradise! 

Cartier Park Campground
Dune Grass Concessions

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