Plan A Picnic In Ludington

We’ve put together a list of what you’ll need to have the perfect picnic in Ludington.


First, you’ll need something to put your supplies in and it doesn’t have to be a traditional picnic basket.

Baskets from Evergreen

Totes from Mariellen's Hallmark

Bags from Mariellen's Hallmark


If you can’t find a picnic table, spread a blanket out to sit on.

Blankets from Provisions

Throw from Mariellen's HumaniTea


You can pack your own meal, but if you grab take-out from one of our downtown restaurants you don’t have to worry about plates and cups and napkins and silverware… because they will take care of all of that for you! Find out who offers take-out here.

Boxed Lunch from Chef John's

Sandwich, chips, and a cookie!


Pizza from Ludington Bay Brewing Co., Luciano Ristoranti, Sportsmans, Ludington Pub, Sandbar, or The Alley Bar.

Sandwiches & Sides from Q Smokehouse

Get a picnic package for the whole family, including dessert.


From keeping things cool (or warm) to fun things to do in the park of your choice, you’ll find plenty of picnic accessories downtown.

Coolers & Tumblers from The Lake. The Life. The Dream.

Coolers or Tumblers from Ludington Yacht Sales

Kites from Ludington Hobbies

Rockets from Ludington Hobbies

Sun Hat from The Evergreen

Tumblers at Mariellen's Hallmark

Games from Backstage Hobbies & Games

Books from Book Mark or Windowsill


Downtown Ludington is surrounded by beautiful parks. In the center, Legacy Plaza is in the process of being completely revamped. Get the scoop on what you’ll find there in June 2021 on this page. Hope For HumaniTea Parklet is located on Loomis St, behind HumaniTea and Blu Moon Bistro. Waterfront Park features picnic tables, a gazebo, playground, and a walk loop along the water’s edge. You can also view most of the art on the Sculpture Trail within the park. West of downtown you’ll find Rotary Park with many benches and a beautiful expanse of shady lawn, as well as two pavilions with picnic tables. Along the water’s edge you can picnic at the Loomis pavilion and take a walk along the pier. Stearns Beach is has a grassy area in the shade with picnic tables and charcoal grills to the east and the famous white sandy beach to the west. Take a walk to the lighthouse (if it’s safe), play on the playground, visit the Veterans Memorial Mall, or – in the summer months – enjoy a game of shuffleboard or mini golf. To the north, you’ll find Cartier Park, which features a gazebo with picnic tables, fishing piers, a dog park, as well as a paved walking loop and mountain bike trails. To the south, you’ll find Copeyon Park with a pavilion with picnic tables, playground, fishing pier, and splash pad in the summer months. All of these have public restrooms nearby.

Hope For HumaniTea Parklet

Waterfront Park

Rotary Park

Cartier Park

Stearns Park

Loomis Pavilion

Copeyon Park