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Mason County Cultural Trails

Mason County, home to Ludington, Scottville, Hamlin Lake and many rural communities, is well known for beaches and its beautiful countryside. But there’s much more to offer locals and visitors, as Mason County is also becoming rich in culture, and there are hidden treasures throughout the county that the general public may not be aware of. To bring attention to the historical and cultural aspects of Mason County, a new “trail” system was formed. The Mason County Cultural Trail is comprised of six trails: Lumber Heritage Trail, Agricultural Trail, Barn Quilt Trail, and Sculpture Trail.

Agricultural Trail

The Agricultural Trail has stops in both Mason and Oceana counties. It explores the rich farmland and the crops they produce. Some of the highlights are Historic White Pine Village, Lewis Farms & Petting Zoo, and Kistlercrest Farms.

Barn Quilt Trail

The Barn Quilt Trail features ten local barns throughout the barn that display a unique 8′ x 8′ plywood square with a beautiful design. It’s a wonderful drive through the back roads of Mason County to view these historic barns.

Sculpture Trail

The Sculpture Trail focuses on a bit of art and history, wrapped up in special bronze sculptures. The majority of sculptures are on display at Waterfront Park in downtown Ludington. Others are found at the Mason County Fairgrounds, the library, and the Ludington State Park.

Lumber Heritage Trail

The Lumber Heritage Trail showcases life in the late 1800’s when the lumber economy was booming. Stops on this trail include many former homes of lumber barons, two cemeteries, and the Lumber Museum at Historic White Pine Village.

Music Heritage Trail

The Music Heritage Trail will take you from Idlewild to Baldwin and from Scottville to Ludington as it explores the historic music scene! Check out this inside look of music clubs that once were and groups that still exist today!

Maritime Heritage Trail

The Maritime Heritage Trail highlights the lighthouses, industries, art, and figures that make up the maritime history of Mason County!

For more information on the Mason County Cultural Trails, please visit:

masoncountyculture.com/trails

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    Maritime Heritage Trail

    The Maritime Heritage Trail highlights the lighthouses, industries, art, and figures that make up the maritime history of Mason County!

    Music Heritage Trail

    The Music Heritage Trail will take you from Idlewild to Baldwin and from Scottville to Ludington as it explores the historic music scene!

    Mason County Barn Quilt Trail

    The Barn Quilt Trail, highlighting the lost art of barn decor, is one of four trails that comprise the Mason County Cultural Trails.

    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!