Paddling

There are options galore for kayak and SUP enthusiasts!

PADDLE ROUTES

Pere Marquette Lake/River

PM Lake Route 
• 6.5 mile loop


Lake Michigan

Stearns Park to Lincoln Lake 
• 3.5 miles one way
• ends at Cartier Park boat launch
• restrooms closeby


Stearns Park to Ludington State Park 
• 6.5 miles one way
• ends at Ludington State Park Beach House
• restrooms in Beach House
• concessions in park *seasonal


Stearns Park to Buttersville
• 1.88 miles one way
• dog friendly beach

PADDLE ROUTES

Lincoln Lake

Lincoln Lake Loop
• 2.5 mile loop
• start/end at Cartier Park boat launch
• restrooms nearby


Lincoln Lake to Ludington State Park
• 4.75 one way
• Ends at Ludington State Park Beach House
• restrooms in beach house


Lincoln Lake to Stearns Park
Lincoln Lake to Buttersville

Hamlin Lake
Ludington State Park
South Bayou
Tamarac Channels
South Bayou to Middle Bayou

MICHIGAN WATER TRAILS STOP

Ludington is a stop on the Michigan Water Trail. If you're looking to plan a lengthy paddling adventure, visit their website for a complete list of trail stops along the Great Lakes. 

www.michiganwatertrails.org