Ludington, Michigan here we come! Ludington is one of the most beautiful cities in the state of Michigan.

It's well known for pristine beaches along the coast of Lake Michigan. My wife and i have been vacationing in Ludington for the past five years because we love it there.

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Did you know that Ludington is a harbor town located on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Pere Marquette River?

What we love so much about Ludington is the fact that there are so many beaches to hang out at. And these Ludington beaches are sandy and very clean.

One of our favorite beaches is at Steams Park, which is extremely popular. That's our beach of choice because it's absolutely gorgeous.

Not only that, but Steams Park has lots to offer We're talking about Jaycees mini golf, (which we play all the time) shuffleboard, a playground for the kids, sand volleyball and to top it all off, FREE PARKING!

Another reason we enjoy the Ludington area so much is that Hamlin Lake is just minutes away from Steams Park. My wife and I go to Hamlin Lake where we rent a boat and just enjoy ourselves out on the lake all day.

In Ludington, there are plenty of beautiful beaches to enjoy along the coast of Lake Michigan. With it being such a scenic area in the state, you'll want to take lots of pictures while you're there.

Another highlight of Ludington is the S.S. Badger Carferry. Visitludington.com has more:

Ludington is the home port of the largest carferry to sail the Great Lakes. The S.S. Badger carferry makes its voyage from Ludington to Manitowoc, Wisconsin mid-May to mid-October.

This 410′ ship carries up to 620 passengers and 180 vehicles. Onboard you can play Badger Bingo, watch a movie, shop, or enjoy a meal in one of their two restaurants. Kid’s activities include a video arcade, coloring contests, and playroom. The best part of the journey is sitting on deck and enjoying the view–including spectacular sunsets. The S.S. Badger is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Lots to see and do in beautiful Ludington, Michigan. And while you're there, don't forget to stop by the House of Flavors. Best ice cream parlor around.

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