Surrounded by the stunning waters of Lake Michigan is beautiful, historic Downtown Ludington. With beautiful marinas and sandy beaches steps away, Downtown Ludington is filled with amazing shopping, dining and entertainment options – there is truly something for everyone to enjoy.
At the heart of Downtown Ludington is the North James Street Plaza, a brick-covered pedestrian mall where you can enjoy a lunch or if you are lucky catch a musician playing some tunes. The shopping, dining, and entertainment along Ludington Avenue and adjoining corridors is something you should definitely put on your travel itinerary to check out. Come Downtown and feast at one of a kind restaurants like The Blu Moon Bistro, PM Steamers and Sportsman’s Irish Pub to name a few. From the historic Cartier Mansion Bed & Breakfast to the Stearns Motor Inn to the many other quaint lodging accommodations in Downtown Ludington, there is no better place to enjoy a day or two!
Looking for some free entertainment with lots of community spirit and fun for the entire family? Check out the year round events produced by Downtown Ludington. In the summer months, enjoy our popular 4-part downtown street party, we like to call Friday Night Live! In August, take a stroll down the sidewalks and find some amazing sales and specials as part of the Summer Sidewalk Sales! On Halloween weekend, bring your monsters and fairies for some tricks and lots of treating during Downtown Ludington Trick-Or-Treating. During the holiday season, join Downtown Ludington for the Aglow on the Avenue Parade and ring in the New Year at the Ludington Light up the Lake Ball Drop featuring Michigan’s only environmentally “green” ball which is lit with over 6,000 LED lights.
Whether you’re a frequent visitor or a first time guest, come experience Downtown Ludington and all there is to offer!