Ludington Education Programs

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    8800 W. M-116
    Ludington, MI 49431
    Phone: 231-843-9261
    Alan Wernette, Interpreter
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    Known for its miles of sandy beaches and sand dunes on Lake Michigan, Ludington State Park offers a variety of interpretive programs.

    Ludington State Park is known as the "queen of Michigan State Parks." The park is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and includes nearly 5,300 acres of scenic sand dunes, over five miles of Lake Michigan shoreline vistas, ponds and forest land. The park is home to Hamlin Lake and one of Michigan's oldest lighthouses, Big Sable Point Lighthouse.

    Ludington State Park offers many great attractions, classes, hikes, and interpretive programs year round. Visitors can learn about the sand dunes, the Great Lakes, the history of Big Sable Point Lighthouse, lumber town, and the Civilian Conservation Corps camp. Most programs are free, and reservations are not necessary.