Ludington State Park Canoe Trail

EASY 4 reviews
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Ludington State Park Canoe Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hamlin Township, Michigan and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until September.

4.0 miles Loop

kid friendly



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This canoe or kayak route is about 4 miles long and follows the shore of Hamlin Lake and then heads through a couple inland marshes after short portages. The mix of open water and tight passages through the reeds and tree stumps makes for an interesting paddle.

4 months ago

One of the best state parks to camp and hike. Multiple hiking trails of decent length and great views and good times all around.

5 months ago

Very nice walk along the river with many places to get into the water. Mostly on a paved trail so it is an easy walk.

1 year ago

sea kayaking
3 years ago

We spent a really nice early fall afternoon out on Hamlin Lake. The temperature was perfect and the bugs were gone. A few years ago we did this in early July and bug spray was a must.

The trail took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete. I would plan on at least a couple hours for this trip. We paddled at a fairly good pace and didn't take any breaks along the way. The conditions were also perfect without any wind to slow us down in either direction.

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