Ludington is in West Michigan.
US-10 from Manitowoc (via car ferry, see below) and Midland or US-31 from Muskegon and Traverse City.
- S.S. Badger, . Carries US-10 traffic across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc to Ludington. Passengers traveling by vehicle must pay a fare for both the vehicle and the passengers in it. Passenger fares (one-way/return): $74/$121 adults, $67/$109 seniors 65+, $29/$49 children 5-15, free for children under 5. Vehicle fares (each way): $77 cars, vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks, $86 pickup campers, $5.50 per foot RVs and motorhomes, $38 motorcycles, $6 bicycles. Extra fare charged for trailer extensions and sidecars.
- Ludington State Park, 8800 W. M-116 (Follow M-116 north to the entrance), ☎ (231) 843-2423, . Beautiful sand dunes, sandy beaches, picnic areas, camping, trails, fishing.
- Father Jacques Marquette Shrine, Lakeshore Drive (On the Buttersville Peninsula, between Pere Marquette Lake and Lake MIchigan, south of town). A large white cross on a hilltop marks the place where French Jesuit missionary and explorer Jacques Marquette died while travelling by canoe between St. Ignace and the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan (present-day Illinois).
The nearby town of Pentwater has several lodging options.