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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.

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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

Ice Fishing
Snow Mobile -
Action Rentals - (231) 845-5882
Downhill Skiing
Sleigh Rides -
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 -
Boat Rentals - Ludington State Park Rentals, www.hamlinlakeboatrentals.com
Lighthouses -www.bigsablelighthouse.org
Jet Ski - Action Rentals, Parrots Landing
Spectacular Sunsets
Ice Cream -
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:
2hattrick@carrinter.net. 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
Phone: 231-845-5664
Open 7 days a week during season, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm

Rennhack Orchards
Hart -- Oceana County
Phone: 616-873-7523
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
Phone: 616-861-5755

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.


Dykstra Orchards
Rothbury -- Oceana County
Phone: 616-861-2813
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.

Wine Tasting:
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 




Nearby winter fun:

When those beautiful white flakes arrive, snow lovers can cross country ski on 16 miles of trails at the Ludington State Park which is just five miles away.  Reserve your place in one of several snowshoe making classes offered at the park in November and December by calling (231) 843-9261. Guided snowshoe walks are held throughout the winter and you can bring your own snowshoes or borrow a pair on a first-come first-serve basis at the state park. All walks begin and end at the warming shelter complete with picnic tables.

Ludington State Park is offering free guided snowshoe walks every Saturday, weather permitting, this January 2008. These hour and a half guided programs will take you out through the park's snow covered sand dunes. There are two walks given each Saturday starting at 3pm. or try the “Moonlight Walk” at 7pm. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight for the moonlight walk.

At The Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast, we have a folder of Ludington area attractions including everything from restaurants to shops, antiques, charter boats, and lots of brochures. We are happy to assist you with your special plans, and to make dinner reservations for our guests.



Candlelite Inn Bed & Breakfast
709 East Ludington Avenue
Ludington, Michigan 49431

(231) 845-8074

Innkeeper: Melanie Barnard




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