The Ludington area is one of the most beautiful areas in Michigan. Just driving along the tree lined roads leading to Ludington is a wonderful experience. Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast is less than a mile from the pier, North Pierhead Lighthouse, charter fishing out of the number one port in Michigan, SS Badger Ludington car ferry, Waterfront Park, and Stern's Park (voted best beach in Michigan). Winter brings more beauty, with the snow and ice turning Lake Michigan into a winter wonderland. The Ludington State Park is the queen of the Michigan parks, with the dunes, winter snowshoe walks by day or moonlight, cross country skiing, and miles of scenic uncrowded beaches on Lake Michigan and on Hamlin Lake. Come and rent snowmobiles at Action Rentals. Any season is a perfect season for a getaway to the inviting Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast with its many complimentary amenities.
The annual Ludington July 4th parade is not to be missed. It is definitely one of the best parades in the state and it passes right by the inn. Candlelite Inn guests will all have a prime view in comfort as we put all the patio furniture out at dawn. Featured parade guests include the Scottville Clown Band and they are as delightful as their costumes. They have been performing and wowing audiences for over 100 years. Stay through July 6th and 7th for the Ludington Fine Arts and Crafts Fair with over 180 booths.
West Shore Community College: Great facilities, ice skating daily, swim, work out, or enjoy a show
Fly Fishing - www.indigoguideservice.com
Winery & Vineyards - www.jomagrha.com/, www.tartanhillwinery.com, www.kcellar.com, www.douglasvalley.net
Historic Organic Fruit Farm - www.douglasvalley.net
Roller Blade - www.gordys.org
Miniature Golf - AJ's Family Fun Center - www.ajsfamilyfun.com
Cross Country Skiing - Ludington state park
Snow shoe - Ludington state park
Snow Mobile - Action Rentals - (231) 845-5882
Sleigh Rides - www.rainbowranch-inc.com
Horseback Riding - Indian Ridge Stables
Elk Ranch - $9.00 for adults, Saturday BBQ Elk Burgers are $6.50 from 5 to 7 pm www.amberelkranch.com
Llama Farm - www.llamasetc.com
Charter Fishing - www.ludingtoncharterboats.org
Photography - www.toddandbradreed.com
Canoeing - www.baldwincanoe.com
Casino - www.littlerivercasino.com
Art Galleries www.artistsmarketonline.com
Antique Shops -www.t-one.net/shoreline, www.colesantiquevilla.com
Unique Gift Shops - www.mermaidsperch.com
Book Shop - Coffee : Bookmark - Espresso Cup Coffee Shop
Quilting - samsbiz.com
Car Ferry -www.ssbadger.com
Italian Dining & Pizza - www.lucianosristoranti.com
Dining - www.pmsteamers.com, www.scottysrestaurant.com
Gourmet Sandwiches, Dessert - www.leservingspoon.com Bakery - Chef John's European Bakery
Golf - www.hemlockgolfclub.com, Lakeside Links
Jeep Rides through Manistee National Forest - www.sandykorners.com
Sand Dune Buggy Rides - www.macwoodsdunerides.com,
State Parks - Ludington State Park Rentals (at Cedar Campstore - rent canoes, kayaks, rowboats, paddleboats, and purchase tubes to drift down Sable River) www.stateparks.com/ludington.html
Airplane Rides - only a couple of miles away next to fairgrounds
Llama Rides - www.llamasetc.com
Dairy Farm & Deli - Country Dairy Inc.
Movies - Harbor Cinemas
Micro Brewery Restaurant - www.jamesportbrewingco.com
Waterfront Dining - PM Steamers - Top 10 USA Today Waterfront Restaurant
Massages - Sun Garden Salon - 2 blocks away www.sungardensalon.com
Bowling - www.country-lanes.net
Historic Murals - www.ludingtonmurals.org
Boat Rentals - Ludington State Park Rentals, www.hamlinlakeboatrentals.com
Jet Ski - Action Rentals, Parrots Landing
Ice Cream - www.houseofflavors.com
White Pine Village - www.historicwhitepinevillage.org
Skyview Orchards - www.skyview1.com/~~1st_index.htm - cherries, apples, pears, vegetables, syrups, honey, outdoor furniture and more open June 1st to October 30
5996 W. Meisenheimer Road Ludington, Michigan 49431
Christofferson Farms - peaches, nectarines, apricots, Christmas trees
3441 Morton Rd. Ludington, MI 49431. Phone: 231-845-5831. Email: email@example.com. Directions: Exit US-31 expressway onto Pere Marquette
(old US-31) S to Chauvez Rd. - then E to Morton Rd. - then S 3/4 mi. to farm. In season peaches, nectarines, cherries, pears, apricots, & Christmas trees. We are a small orchard specializing in top quality tree ripened fruit. Open July-Sep 9am-5pm. Please call first.
Couturier Blueberry Farm
2687 N. Jebavy Drive
Ludington, MI 49431
Open 7 days a week during season, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Hart -- Oceana County
We are a family farm known for high quality sweet corn, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, blueberries, tomatoes, pumpkins and a large varietal selection of apples. We seek to honor Jesus Christ through our operation.
Open: July-Oct., Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Sun.
Directions: Located 1 mi. E of US-31 (Hart Exit). 30 mi. N of Muskegon or 20 mi. S of Ludington.
Ramey's Farm Market
New Era -- Oceana County
New market, bakery & gift shop. Our own strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sweet corn, tomatoes, melons, peppers, squash, pumpkins & more. Locally grown cherries, peaches and apples. Also available: cider, caramel apples, jams, honey and maple syrup. U-pick strawberries, raspberries, pumpkins, vegetables (in season). Fall: school tours, corn maze, straw tunnel and yard displays.
Open: June-Sept., Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct., seven days a week, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Call for u-pick hours.
Directions: Located between Rothbury & New Era. Business 31 (Ocean Dr.) to Cleveland Rd. Go E to 90th Ave. and turn left, 1/2 mi.
Rothbury -- Oceana County
Description: Asparagus, sweet and tart cherries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, sweet corn, and misc.
Open: : June-Oct., Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Directions:US-31 expressway to New Era Exit, E to Garfield Rd., Garfield Rd. E 1/4 mi. or 1 mi. W of New Era on Garfield Rd.
March - New Years
Jomagrha Vineyards and Winery
at Bass Lake, Pentwater, Michigan
11 miles south of Ludington,
just at the Oceana, Mason county line, off US 31.
7365 S. Pere Marquette Hwy. Pentwater, MI 49449