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Welcome to Pere Marquette Expeditions, a convenience store and paddle sport outfitter located on the banks of the beautiful Pere Marquette river in Ludington, Michigan. Whether you’re in town for the day, the week, or for years, you will always feel welcome when you walk through our doors.
Pere Marquette Expeditions is conveniently located and easy to find. Our store offers a wide variety of grocery, convenience, and specialty items including (but not limited to):
- Golf Discs
- Mancino’s Grab & Go Sandwiches
- Walter’s Fisheries Smoked Fish
- Sander’s Quality Meats
- Live Bait
- Boat Rentals
Pere Marquette Expeditions, LLC was established in 2006 for the purpose of sharing the owners’ love of the outdoors and especially the Pere Marquette River. The store opened for business in July 2007 and has been going strong ever since.
Pere Marquette Expeditions offers an array of beverages, fishing gear, golf discs, and more! | Courtesy Photos
Beer, Wine, Liquor
Selection of over 500+ Different Beers
Variety of Local & Imported Wines
Beer and Wine Making Supplies
400+ Beer Selection
Pere Marquette Expeditions has over 400 delicious craft beverages to choose from, and we are proud to say that no one else has a greater selection in all of West Michigan.
Whatever your favorite flavor of beer is, we probably carry it, or check out our selection and discover a new one.
Making beer and wine at home has been a passion for many, and the trend keeps increasing by the minute.
Pere Marquette Expeditions has everything you need to brew your own at home beer or wine. We have a huge selection of barley, hops, malt and yeast, and some of which are grown right here locally.
We also carry various how-to books and a selection of containers to get you started.
Live Bait & Tackle
We carry an assortment of live bait, fishing tackle and camping supplies to accommodate your next outdoor expedition.
Spikes ( Red or White )
Frozen Cut Herring
Frozen Whole Herring – Green Label
Frozen Premium Strips
Either you’re a beginner on a budget or a seasoned pro, we carry a huge selection of new and used discs along with a variety of accessories including disc golf baskets and disc lights for night discing.
INNOVA – disc, clothing, bags, baskets and accessories
DISCRAFT – disc, clothing and accessories
DYNAMIC DISC – discs
ZUCA Disc Golf Carts
DYNAMIC DISC and INNOVA disc bags
Free maps of area courses
Mason County Park Disc Golf
Pere Marquette Expeditions is located just minutes from Mason County Park disc golf course. This course holds three 24-hole courses which equals 4 miles in total length. Mason County Park claims to have the third largest course in the world, and is land-marked as one of the best facilities in the country with its diverse terrain and occasional views of Lake Michigan. Visit our store for more information on this course or other great courses in the area and don’t forget to grab free disc golf course maps before you hit the links.
Single Kayak, $30 Day
Canoe, $35 Day
Double Kayak, $35 Day
Stand Up Paddle (SUP), $35 Day
The Marquette Loop – DUE TO HIGH WATER LEVELS GETTING UNDER THE SOUTH BRIDGE IS IMPOSSIBLE WHILE SITTING UP IN YOUR KAYAK From our site paddle up the PM River’s South Branch to where it forks with the North Branch. Float the North Branch down to the mouth of the South and paddle back to us.
The river sports several sandy lounging / picnic areas to allow you to enjoy PM Rivers natural meadow life. 1.5 to- 2hrs.
If you prefer, float West to the meadow trails lined with water lilies, marsh birds and other wildlife. You can even choose to paddle to the open waters of Pere Marquette Lake and Lake Michigan.
Enjoy a premium cigar from Pere Marquette Expeditions large selection. We also carry a variety of cigar cutters and cigar accessories to accommodate your smoking needs.
Pere Marquette Expeditions Premium Cigar List
CAO MX2 Robusto
Drew Estates Acid Blondie
Drew Estates Kuba Kuba
Drew Estates Java
Drew Estates Cold Fusion
Garcia y Vega English coronas
La Gloria Cubana
Macanudo Cafe Prince Phillip
Macanudo Cru Royale
Macanudo Hampton Court
Montecristo Classic Especial No.1
Punch Double Corona
Rocky Patel 1990 vintage Churchill
Romeo y Julieta Churchill en Tubo
Pere Marquette Expeditions fishing tournaments are designed to be fun for the whole family or just to gain bragging rights amongst friends. We pay out 100% to the top winners! With such low entry fees, what do you have to loose? Occasionally we are asked “Why do you allow any local lake for the tournament and not just one?” The answer is that we don’t like the idea of over fishing one lake. Spreading things out helps to keep fish populations stable for other fisherman after the tournaments end.
Here are our popular tournaments, held every year.
Finny Slam – 2024 Date to be Announced
Longest Pike, Steelhead, and Perch get awarded.
This name sake tournament is in honor of a customer/friend (Ray Finholm) who passed away several years ago in a boating accident.
Monster Pike Tournament – 2024 Date to be Announced
Gettin’ Jiggy Tournament – 2024 Date to be Announced
Longest Blue Gill, Crappy, Perch
Thank you to all the participants in our 2023 tournaments! Please stop into Pere Marquette Expeditions for your fishing needs all year long. Happy Trails!!!
Thanks for your interest in Pere Marquette Expeditions!
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