Agriculture plays a large role in the economics of Mason County. Take this self-guided tour to learn about agriculture in Mason County.
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Mason County Lumber Heritage Trail
The Lumber Heritage Trail Highlights Ludington's Rich History
Ludington has a rich history in lumbering, so in recognition of this, the 2013 Harbor Festival launched the Mason County Lumber Heritage Trail. Experience what life may have been like in the late 1800’s when the lumber economy was booming. At one time, there were 14 mills along Pere Marquette Lake with numerous smaller villages dedicated to the hundreds of workers who were employed by the mills. Huge amounts of lumber were manufactured and and shipped out to larger cities like Chicago and Milwaukee.
Many people explore this rich lumber heritage by making their way along the trail, using their smartphones to hear the stories associated with each site.
Dial (231) 480-3084 and use the stop numbers below for an audio narrative:
- (100-106) Lakeview Cemetery- 906 N. Lakeshore Drive
- (107) Frank Filer & Edward Stanchfield Residence- 201 N. Gaylord Avenue
- (108) Lumber Sculpture at Waterfront Park- 200 S. William Street
- (109) Warren Cartier Residence- 409 E. Ludington Avenue
- (110) Marshall Butters Residence- 412 E. Ludington Avenue
- (111) Antoine Cartier Residence- 501 E. Ludington Avenue
- (112) Emery Weimer Residence- 510 E. Ludington Avenue
- (113) W.T. Culver Residence- 701 E. Ludington Avenue
- (114) James Foley Residence- 702 E. Ludington Avenue
- (115) Daniel Goodenough Residence- 706 E. Ludington Avenue
- (116) John Joyce Residence- 201 S. Washington Avenue
- (117) Milton Ward Residence- 309 S. Washington Avenue
- (118-120) Pere Marquette Cemetery- 5884 W. 6th Street
- (121 & 138) Lumber Museum at Historic White Pine Village– 1687 S. Lakeshore Drive
For more information on the Mason County Lumber Heritage Trail,
More Trails & Tours in Ludington
The Lumber Heritage Trail, highlighting Mason County’s rich lumbering history, is one of four that comprise the Mason County Cultural Trails.
Mason County is home to several trails that tell stories with fascinating histories. Explore these self-guided tours to learn about each one!
The Barn Quilt Trail, highlighting the lost art of barn decor, is one of four trails that comprise the Mason County Cultural Trails.
The Music Heritage Trail will take you from Idlewild to Baldwin and from Scottville to Ludington as it explores the historic music scene!
The Maritime Heritage Trail highlights the lighthouses, industries, art, and figures that make up the maritime history of Mason County!