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Ludington State Park is comprised of scenic sand dunes, a shoreline vista, ponds, marshlands and forests. It is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan with several miles of shoreline and beaches on both bodies of water. There are three modern campgrounds; Pines, Cedar and Beechwood. Be sure to visit the Great Lakes Visitor Center, located within the park.

❤❤ Absolutely gorgeous, quite a few places with to stop and enjoy the view, 10/10 would recommend.

hiking
5 hours ago

Loved this hike, was more wooded then I first expected, but all in all wonderful.

Great hike for photo ops and children.

Best trail to experience the essence of Ludington State Park. Great trail for wildlife viewing off-season.

Best marked trail for experiencing the dunes.

Best trail for peace and quiet in the park in my experience. Good for those who have had too much sun. All forested and cooler.

Perfect for energetic children. Our grandchildren love all the stairs and the dune climb at the top. Great views of the dunes in the southern portion of the park.

21 days ago

Exceeded our expectations...we went late in the afternoon on a sunny day and the late afternoon light gave the surroundings a gorgeous glow, we took some amazing pictures. There wasn't much foot traffic on the path considering it was a holiday weekend. Worth a look if you are in the area with pets and/or kids.

hiking
22 days ago

29 days ago

I found this trail to be more "moderate" than easy. Great views with some up and down climbs. More difficult than Island Trail, but beautiful!

Beautiful trails through the woods mostly. If you're looking for more of a challenge, try Ridge trail. This is more up and down with amazing views from a higher perspective. Sightings of Lake Michigan and Big Sable Lighthouse!

The service trail was a bit hot in the sun and we also had to dodge the bus that was trolleying people and forth. Half way to the lighthouse, we ditched the trail and took the beach the rest of the way. It was so worth it. The other half of the trail seemed a little unclear due to the ponds forming at the base of several dunes, but the lighthouse was really neat with a great view from the top and a gift shop. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Short hike, but the steps on the Skyline Trail take you up and above the dunes with a beautiful view toward Lake Michigan. Right off the main path, but really easy to overlook on their trail map. I promise that the views are worth it! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

hiking
1 month ago

Just a portion of our hiking over in Ludington. One of my favorites with a nice mix of woods, beach, and views of the dunes and Lake Michigan. Moderately challenging and surprisingly not very busy for a weekend in July. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of stairs! Boardwalk trail through the woods with a view of the dunes and lake.

backpacking
1 month ago

Great view and swimming

hiking
1 month ago