Just as the name suggests, Memorial Tree Park is nestled inside the trees and is a cozy park for relaxation and play.
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Visit Summit Park on Lake Michigan
If you’re looking for a great view, visit Summit Park! Located on South Lakeshore Drive between Ludington and Pentwater, and past the Ludington Pumped Storage Plant, this park has picnic tables that overlook Lake Michigan, with grills available. It’s a great place to spend a quiet afternoon and feel the breeze on your face.
In 2013, volunteers got together and installed brand new playground equipment at Summit Park. Included are a pirate ship play station, new swings and a thick layer of wood chips for protection.
Follow the sandy path down to the beach and enjoy swimming or sunning on a hot summer day. Because it’s a little off the beaten path, you may find less crowds, affording you more privacy.
As with many other parks, there is a shelter/pavilion and restrooms. Summit Park also has a sports field for baseball or softball.
Summit Park Special Occasion Rentals
The beach, itself, is open for celebrations with no fee or permits necessary. One requirement is that no tents are allowed but setting up chairs is acceptable. The Summit Park pavilion has 40 folding chairs, six long tables, picnic tables, stove, microwave, and refrigerator available for use. The pavilion can hold up to 75 people and can be rented for a small fee.
Summit Park is located at:
5581 South Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI 49431
Directions: From Ludington, take Old 31 Highway across the Pere Marquette River, and turn right on Iris Road. Follow Iris to the “T” in the road, and turn left onto South Lakeshore Drive. Drive past the Pumped Storage Plant, and shortly after Meisenheimer Road, Summit Park will be on your right.
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Play on one of Mason County’s disc golf courses and explore the trails by hiking, biking, and snowshoeing!
The Hamlin Lake Beach within the Ludington State Park is fun for the whole family! With a dedicated, weed-free swimming area and more!
Hamlin Lake is home to several parks and numerous dunes for exploration and leisure. Pack a picnic, cast your line, and enjoy the sites.
Rotary Park park features several trees and a large, open space. Formerly City Park, the rotary club is behind many of the improvements.
Take a walk through the woods at Cartier Park, featuring paved trails. This park is also home to “Central Bark,” Ludington’s only dog park.
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