The S.S. Badger Carferry is a fun and relaxing shortcut across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Photo by Todd & Brad Reed Photography
Spring in Ludington
The ground begins to thaw, the sun shows its face more often, and the world goes from white to vivid colors. It must be springtime in Ludington, and oh, is it glorious. We appreciate the climate change a bit more here in Michigan, and after the long, cold winter, spring feels so good! Now is when the golf courses open, the bikes come out, and the S.S. Badger starts her engine for the first cross-lake journey of the year. The warmer temperatures are perfect for a leisurely stroll, especially along our beaches. It’s a sign that our community is gearing up for the busy summer season, so we take the time to enjoy the quiet splendor of our beautiful region.
Here's What Goes on During the Spring in Ludington
More Activities & Attractions in Ludington
West Michigan weather – they say if you don’t like the weather in Ludington, wait a few minutes and it will change.
The Ludington Skate Plaza is a popular spot for kids with skateboards or in-line skates, and also draws spectators to Stearns Park.
In addition to thousands of book titles, the Mason County District Library’s Ludington and Scottville branches provide many free programs.
The fun doesn’t end when the sun goes down here in Ludington! Nightlife here includes festivals, cozy restaurants, and local performances.
Hamlin Lake is where you want to be. It offers terrific summer recreation, including swimming, boating, tubing, and more!
The Mason County Sculpture Trail was launched in 2012 and includes nine sculptures in Ludington, Scottville, and Fountain.
Both beginners and experienced cyclists will enjoy the variety of trails available to explore in Ludington!
The Ludington Pumped Storage Plant and Lakewinds Energy Park are the two main sources of energy that power Ludington! Check them out!
No matter your experience level, Ludington area charter captains will guide you in what to bring and what to expect on the big lake.