Newton's law states that a body in motion tends to stay in motion, and how true it is! Both kids and adults need to keep moving to maintain good health. Our local area businesses will help keep you motivated to stay fit by staying active.
With parks to play at, pools to swim in, organized exercise programs, recreational sports leagues, and indoor play places; our area has a full-service selection of options to keep all the members of your family in motion!
Burger King of Ludington
5215 W. US 10, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6147
Come on in to the Burger King Indoor Play area for some active playtime for the kids!
S. Lakeshore Dr., c/o PM Township, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-1277
Located between Lake Michigan and Pere Marquette Lake, Buttersville certainly has the view! The park offers a picnic area, grills, playground, restrooms, a shelter/pavilion and a wooden stairway leads down to the expansive beach.
Charles Mears State Park
Charles Mears State Park offers 175 paved campsite lots and a nice sandy beach along Lake Michigan, adjacent to the North Pierhead Light. There is a one mile interpretive trail for hiking, and a sand dune called Old Baldy that provides a spectacular view of Lake Michigan. Visitors can enjoy a playground, picnic shelter, great fishing, and even a metal detecting area. The park also has an accessible walkway by the concession stand, making it easier for people in wheelchairs or those with strollers and coolers on wheels.
City of Ludington Recreation Department
400 S. Harrison St., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6237
The City of Ludington Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Ludington Area Schools, offers a wide variety of recreational programming to serve the City of Ludington and surrounding area. From youth programming to adult opportunities, these programs provide opportunities for recreation for all ages.
S. Washington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6237
Named for Peter Copeyon, longtime Ludington city commissioner, Copeyon Park gives you another vantage point of the Port of Ludington. It's situated on the east side of Pere Marquette Lake, and offers a playground, launching site, and great fishing. The picnic table area features windscreens toward the lake, offering wind protection.
Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool
706 E. Tinkham Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-5017
The Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool offers daily, monthly, and yearly passes for open swim; as well as lessons for all ages from infants up to adults. Looking for a unique location for your child's next birthday party? Contact the Donald C. Baldwin Community Pool director for more details on birthday parties at the pool!
W. 1st St., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
This is the city's largest recreational area, featuring playgrounds, tennis courts, picnic areas, volleyball and basketball courts, and softball field. Douglas Park also features a concession stand, public restrooms, and a pier which is great for fishing.
Monroe St., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
Here you'll find a play area, basketball court, and Mucha Field, a full size little league baseball field.
Fifth Ave. Beach
5th Ave., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49669, (231) 723-4051
Huron-Manistee National Forest
Jump Around Fun Center
1830 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 852-4909
Ludington Athletic Club
1166 N. Rath Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-1491
311 S. Rath Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 425-3333
Ludington Soccer Club
1002 N. Lavinia, Ludington, MI 49431
The Ludington Soccer Club provides recreational soccer opportunities for area kids. Visit their website for information on upcoming soccer sign-ups.
Ludington Spin & Yoga
130 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 907-9616
Ludington State Park
8800 W. M-116, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-2423
New! The outdoor amphitheater at the state park may be rented for open air weddings in a wooded setting, offering reserved parking and exclusive use of the amphitheater facility. The area leading to the Ludington State Park along M-116 has public beaches, but you may need a permit from the State Park to hold your wedding there. The Lake Michigan Beach House in the State Park is not available for rent. The picnic shelter located by the Hamlin Beach House is available by reservation for a fee, or by first-come, first-served basis. For additional details, call their office.
629 N. 18th Ave., Silver Lake, MI 49436, (231) 873-2817
McDonald's of Ludington
5389 W. US-10, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6919
Rainy day? Looking for something different for the kids to do? Visit the McDonald's Indoor Playplace for some free, active, indoor fun!
Memorial Tree Park
N. Washington Ave., c/o City of Ludington, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8477
At the corner of N. Washington and Sherman, you'll find the very pretty Memorial Tree Park. Nestled among the trees, you can enjoy a meal or snack at one of the picnic tables (some covered), and kids can play on the swings.
Memorial Tree Park also has a sports field, open to anyone who wants to play a fun game of baseball or softball.
Michigan Audubon/Lake Bluff Center
2890 Lakeshore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4042
Onekama Village Park
Main St & Portage, Onekama, MI, (231) 889-3171
This park on Portage Lake is popular for fishing, swimming and special events, such as Concerts in the Park, Onekama Days, Fall Festival, and Winterfest. Families enjoy the park for parties and reunions.
Orchard Beach State Park
2064 Lake Shore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-7422
Village of East Lake, Manistee, MI 49660
This is East Lake Village's largest and most frequently used park, with 38 campground site, half with electrical hook-ups. There is also a bath house, boat launch and playground.
Red Szymarek Park
5th Ave/Monroe St., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
A wooded park with plenty of shade trees, it features a children's playground and a volleyball court.
Forest Ave., c/o City of Manistee, Manistee, MI 49660, (231) 723-4051
Home to the Manistee Saints, a local semi-professional baseball team. Located in this park are a children's playground, wooded picnic area, and a basketball court.
Between Lewis & Gaylord, downtown Ludington, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6237
Three blocks west of the downtown area is Ludington's City Park. Many trees keep this park shady and comfortable in the warm summer months. This is where the Kiwanis Band Shell is located, along with public restrooms in the back. Enjoy your lunch or dinner here at one of the numerous picnic tables, or just sit on the bench and watch the world pass by. Walkways dissect the park in a wagon-wheel formation. City Park is the summer location for two Art & Craft fairs, as well as Movies in the Park in August.
Sandcastles Children's Museum
129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 233-9326
Visit Sandcastles for fun and learning! Featuring 3 floors of interactive exhibits designed to promote hands-on discovery, creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Attractions include a real Cessna Airplane, Badger replica, bouldering wall, the Ludrock Soundstage and more. Special programs are also scheduled throughout the year. See link for current hours.
Silver Lake State Park
9679 W. State Park Rd., (Silver Lake), Mears, MI 49436, (231) 873-3083
This 3,000 acre park is situated between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan, with Mears being the closest city. Over 2,000 acres of the park are sand dunes and the rest is mature forest land. Within the park you'll find hiking trails, an ORV area, fishing, swimming, boat launch, lighthouse and campground.
N. Lakeshore Dr., c/o City of Ludington, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6237
Probably the most well known park in Ludington, located at the beach at the end of Ludington Avenue. In addition to its great location and view of the North Breakwater Lighthouse, Stearns has a large, shaded picnic area on grass, grills, play equipment, restrooms, and of course, great swimming.
S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-6304
Summit Park features a picnic area, play equipment, restrooms, tennis courts, sports field area, and shelter/pavilion. It has stunning views of Lake Michigan, with beach access.
Suttons Landing Park
Iris Rd. off Pere Marquette Hwy., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-1277
Just off Old Pere Marquette Highway, Suttons Landing is a charming park along the Pere Marquette River. It is ADA accessible, with a wooden ramp that leads down to the river. There's a large covererd area with picnic tables and restrooms. A good place for a party or reception.
Victory Township Park
Upper Hamlin Lake, c/o Hamlin Township, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7801
Here you'll find picnic tables, grills, and a pavilion. A nice feature of this park is the fact it is right on the water, so you can sit by the lake's edge and soak in the beautiful scenery.
S. William St., c/o City of Ludington, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8477
This is Ludington's pride and joy. Located between our two downtown marinas, it's a beautifully landscaped area complete with a large playground, restrooms, scenic walkways, tables, and a great view of the carferry dock. Waterfront Park is also the home to seven sculptures, depicting the history and spirit of Ludington. The gazebo inside the park may be rented to residents for $50; $125 for non-residents.
West Shore Community College
3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 845-6211
Wilson Hill Park
Upper Hamlin Lake, c/o Hamlin Township, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7801
North of Ludington on Upper Hamlin Lake, Wilson Hill Park has wonderful waterfront views, a picnic area, play equipment and a sports field area.
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