Michigan Visitor's Guide

Ludington State Park, Michigan
Why It’s Cool: This 5,300-acre park is sandwiched right between two lakes (Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan) in western Michigan. You'll find everything from sand dunes and shoreline to marshlands and forest, plus eight separate trails covering 21.5 miles. Canoeing offers gorgeous, up-close views of the water, and you can also bike on the designated two-mile trail.

Where to Camp: Choose from three modern campgrounds with a total of 355 campsites featuring showers and bathrooms, plus three mini-cabins. There are also 10 remote sites in a hike-in-only campground.

When It’s Open: Year-round, but camping is allowed only mid-May to late November.

Cost: $11 fee to purchase the required Michigan State Park Recreation Passport. For more information, visit the park's website.

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