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Attractions in: Mason County, Michigan

Location: Northern Michigan
Average Snowfall: 60 - 90 inches
Fall Color Season: Late September - Early October

Lake Michigan Shoreline and the Manistee National Forest

The Historic White Pine Village

Visit Historic White Pine Village and rediscover small-town Michigan life in the late 1800's and beyond. The beauty and nostalgia of White Pine Village ensures an exciting and educational experience for the entire family.

Sand Dunes

Mac Woods Dune Tours, Silver Lake Sand Dunes Since 1930, Mac Wood's has provided you with a safe, fun-filled 7 mile dune ride lasting about 40 minutes. You are hosted by knowledgeable drivers who understand the history and environment of the constantly changing sand mountains. A Mac Wood's Dune Ride is a thrilling experience! To climb to the summit and see spread in all directions such a vast panorama is breathtaking! Glide down the sweeps into the valleys, drive past sparkling Silver Lake, and visit Lake Michigan's lovely beach! Visitors of all ages enjoy the exciting, scenic rides. We are accessible to the mobility impaired

Need to travel from Ludington, Michigan to Manitowoc, Wisconsin?

The S.S. Badger offers the largest cross-lake passenger service on the Great Lakes. The relaxing four-hour, 60-mile cruise takes passengers, autos, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, bicycles, and commercial trucks across Lake Michigan between Ludington, Michigan and Manitowoc, Wisconsin from mid-May through mid-October. For more information visit S.S. Badger.

Llama Farm

Your visits to our farm are welcome. People drive by to see the llamas all of the time. We are located on eighty rolling acres in Ludington, MI. Our land is being developed as a wildlife habitat. It offers sufficient space for a leisurely one to two hour family hike. We currently own thirty-six llamas. We have an ample supply of trained llamas available to accommodate even large groups.

The Amber Elk Ranch

The ranch, which started as a hobby and passion for elk, has grown into a successful business. Our TB-free accredited herd resides on 130 acres. We raise our elk for breeding stock, velvet, quality meats and community education through public, private, and group tours.

The Ludington State Park and the Big Sable Point Lighthouse

HOW TO GET THERE: From Ludington, follow signs to Ludington State Park. Park in Beach Cafe' lot and walk north on beach 1.5 miles.

GIFT SHOP: The gift shop, located in the original 1867 keeper's quarters, offers lighthouse models, books, t-shirts, sweatshirts and other lighthouse related item.

Ludington State Park is comprised of nearly 5,300 acres of scenic sand dunes, 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. The Lighthouse is a 112 foot tower, one of the tallest on Lake Michigan. Built in 1867, it was the area’s first lighthouse and became fully automated in 1968.

Over 18 miles of hiking trails available. Eight different trail loops wind through woods and over dunes through the diverse ecosystems in the park. Lookingfor something to do in the winter? Enjoy the 16 mile cross country ski trail available.

The North Breakwater Lighthouse

At the end of Ludington Avenue is the area’s most photographed lighthouse. Thousands of visitors enjoy leisurely strolls down its long reakwall to enjoy the view and watch the carferry pass by.

Baldwin Canoe Rental

Michigan's largest & most complete provider of Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting on the Pere Marquette River, Michigan's premier National Scenic River, located near Baldwin Michigan, in the heart of the Huron Manistee National Forest, Baldwin Canoe Rental has been serving families and groups since 1968.

Camel Charters

Come fish with us on beautiful Lake Michigan, out of Ludington, world famous for fish, sunrises, sunsets and pure enjoyment. We've been fishing out of this great location since 1978 and moved here in 1995 so we could fish even more. We will do all we can to make your trip enjoyable. Any size party up to 6. Families with children welcome (small children may not be able to handle most fish, we'll be happy to explain). We cater to the experienced and the not so. For large groups we can arrange multiple boats. Our baits are up to date complete with "tooth marks" . Our equipment is top notch and is state inspected, clean, with all the required safety equipment, rest room, spacious cabin and fish deck. Seating for up to 6.

River Fishing Guides

Spey Rod Outfitter and Guide Service (231) 757-3411

Sweetwater Creek Services (231) 898-3185

Wellston – Pine River Paddlesports Center

Hidden in the Heart of the Manistee National Forest, the PINE RIVER PADDLESPORTS CENTER rents canoes, kayaks, and rubber rafts on the Pine and Big Manistee Rivers, Michigan’s premiere paddlesport rivers. PRPC is also home to the Wow Wall, a 32 foot tall, super-safe, automatic-belay rock climbing wall. PRPC also operates a very clean, very quiet, very secure campground, and the PRPC Adventure Store stocked with camp & river trip essentials, UpNorth clothing, souvenirs, and gift items.

Hamlin Lake Boat Rentals

Located on Lower Hamlin Lake at Sable Resort. Pontoons, speed boats and fishing boat rentals.

Cities you can visit in Mason County, Michigan

Amber Township, Branch Township, Custer Township, Eden Township, Fountain, Free Soil Township, Grant Township, Hamlin Township, Logan Township, Ludington, Meade Township, Pere Marquette, Riverton Township, Scottville, Sheridan Township, Sherman Township, Summit Township, Victory Township, Walhalla

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