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If You Live In Michigan, You Must Visit This Amazing State Park

Ludington State Park, located 100 miles northwest of Grand Rapids, offers the best of both worlds. It’s got the bustle and charm of a popular tourist spot, complete with plenty of fun outdoor activities. The park is busy enough to warrant a rich lineup of amenities and programming – including boat rentals, lighthouse tours, and a nice bike path. But unlike other popular travel destinations, it’s quite vast – about 5,300 acres – so you can get bit of seclusion if you want some peace and quiet.

Big Sable Point Lighthouse, pictured below, is among the most popular features of the park. Folks can hike to the 112 foot lighthouse, and between May and October, daily tours are available 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Among the many activities are the numerous hiking trails, which cover 18 miles and provide hikers with informational kiosks along the way. Visitors can also enjoy canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing…and let’s not forget some of the most gorgeous views in the state.

Ludington is just one of the many, many amazing state parks across Michigan. Be sure to check this place out when you get a chance. And tell us, which is YOUR favorite state park?

Serena Maria Daniels
Serena Maria Daniels is an award-winning freelance journalist in Detroit, by way of Chicago, by way of the West Coast. She writes about Michigan for OIYS. Serena enjoys learning about language and culture and taking road trips with her beagle Ralph.