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.

3 months ago

Great

hiking
4 months ago

Just plain fun. Great views clean path

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

Great canoe variety. Lost lake for calm waters. Hamlin Lake for scenery. Big Sable River for floating.

7 months ago

Good walk with lots of stairs. Very nice views along the way. Plenty of benches to stop and rest if needed. I hiked this with my 3 year old and we didn't need to stop other than taking in some views and snapping a few pics.

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.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Great hike, but on a hot day take more water than you think you need! Much of this trail is sand and dunes, so wear appropriate shoes. Very nice payoff at the end with the beach and Big Sable lighthouse. We camped at Pines and hiked from there - was just under 4 miles round trip...Take a camera!

hiking
1 year ago

Nice path, great walk by river and dam.

on Lighthouse Trail

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Using stairs to see dunes feels like cheating, so we added a two part loop hike through the dunes (out to marker 29 and back) to earn the views.

The boardwalk is nice & easy, so a little more high traffic. Didn't see a soul on the actual dune trails, but it was raining while we were out. The dam was pretty cool. And we saw a lot of deer among the dune scrub.

Overall, very enjoyable!

cross country skiing
2 years ago

cross country skiing
2 years ago