15 Spring Break Stay-cation Ideas In Ludington

If you’re not traveling for Spring Break, it’s the perfect time to be a tourist in your own town!

Try A Restaurant You’ve NEver Been To

Downtown Ludington is home to 26 restaurants, most of which are open for your safe, dining pleasure. Have you been to them all?

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Shop For A Ludington Souvenir

Mason County is home to many talented makers and our downtown businesses stocked with their unique, handmade items. Go for a stroll downtown and check out the shops.

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Read A book

Downtown Ludington is home to some great book stores, filled with books from fiction to how-to. The library also has many free, online resources for reading. Check them out!

Book Stores // Library


Ludington Area Center for the Arts has in person classes as well as at-home “Workshops In A Box”. Check their Facebook page and website for a list of upcoming classes.

Workshops // Events


Treat yourself to some pampering. From lashes and nails to hair and massage, you can find it all downtown.

Salons // Lashes // Massage // Facials // Nails

Take A Virtual Kitting Class

Nautical Yarn has Zoom classes for knitting and crocheting, as well as free weekly social Zoom meetings.

Zoom Classes & Meets

Take a Fitness Class

Northstar Fitness has a great Spring Break deal!

Play A New Game

Backstage Hobbies & Games and Mariellen’s Hallmark both have a great selection of games for all ages. Perfect for a rainy Spring Break Day!

Have a picnic

Grab take-out from one of our downtown restaurants and enjoy lunch at the park or a sunset dinner at the beach.

Visit Waterfront Park

Waterfront Park features a paved walking loop as well as a playground for the kiddos. It’s a great spot to watch the sunset or a ship come in.

Ride The Trails

The Shoreline Cycling Club maintains miles of singletrack mountain bike trails at Cartier Park, Memorial Tree Park and the School Forrest.

Trail Map

Walk The Sculpture Trail

Mason County’s Cultural Trails stretch all around the county, but the vast majority of the Sculpture Trail is right here in Downtown Ludington. You can see 17 sculptures in 3.5 miles.

Walk Loop // Trail Info // More Trails

Walk The MAritime Heritage Trail

This trail intertwines with the Sculpture Trail and tells you all about Ludington’s maritime history.

Walk Loop // Trail Info // More Trails

Walk THe Cartier Loop

Cartier Park has a 1-mile paved walking loop perfect for strolls through the woods. Hear the peepers in the ponds, listen to the birds, watch the ducks on Lincoln Lake and maybe even catch a glimpse of a deer. And keep an eye out for painted rocks!

Pictures // Pathway

Go Fishing

Ludington is known for it’s fishing, both on the “big lake”, our inland lakes and rivers. You can fish from a boat, or a kayak, from shore or off a pier for salmon, trout, steelhead, perch, crappie, bluegill, pike and more. If you don’t have a boat, don’t worry! Check out the fishing piers at Cartier Park and Copeyon Park, fish from the north and south lighthouse piers (safe if Lake Michigan is calm), from the harbor pier, and from the shore at Stearns Park.

Cartier Park // Copeyon Park // Stearns Park