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Things to Do Around Hamlin Lake

There is such a variety of things to keep you entertained while you’re in the Hamlin Lake area, just four miles north of Ludington! There’s boating, fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and more! Put your boat in the water at one of Hamlin Lake’s launches, or rent a boat and motor from a local marina, then explore Hamlin Lake’s beautiful shoreline from the water. Park your boat at the sand dunes for sunning and swimming on Hamlin’s northern beach or pull in at shore at the Ludington State Park for a picnic lunch and a leisurely hike on one of the marked trails. Enjoy an evening of music at Shagway Arts Barn or catch a summer concert nearby. Boredom is never a problem around Hamlin Lake.

Waterside Resort & Boat Rentals

On Lower Hamlin Lake. Clean, two/four bedroom newly remodeled, air conditioned housekeeping cottages. Fully furnished, microwave, cable TV. Near Lake Michigan beaches, downtown Ludington. Swimming beach, great fishing, boating. On-site store with snacks, bait, tackle, gas, boat rentals. Reservations suggested. Pets are permitted with prior approval. For boat rentals, call (231) 843-2090.

Sunset Bluff Resort & Boat Rentals

Open all year. 13 housekeeping cottages overlooking Upper Hamlin Lake. One to five bedrooms, some with fireplaces. Heated outdoor pool. 40 acres of wooded land with hiking trails, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, fishing. Canoes, kayaks, pontoon, fishing boat/motor rentals. No pets. Group retreats and reunions welcome--call for reservations and availability.

Offering the largest selection of watercraft rentals to explore beautiful Hamlin Lake, including canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddle boards and rowboats. Also fishing and camping supplies, grocery and personal items, clothing, and beach supplies/toys. Open seven days a week mid-May through October.

Cruise the Dunes! Explore Hamlin Lake's beauty from the water by renting a pontoon, jet ski or fishing boat. Pull the kids tubing behind a luxury pontoon for hours of entertainment. Visit sand dunes by boat. Available by the hour, day, week. Reservations suggested.

Things to Do in Ludington Proper

"Bringing History to Life!" A step back in time in a picturesque setting for the entire family. Tour historic buildings. Visit the old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Interact with characters in period costume as they provide a 1st-person interpretation of pioneer life in the late 1800's/early 1900's. Special events throughout summer and fall.

Celebrate and remember Ludington's rich maritime history at the Port of Ludington Maritime Museum, where visitors will be entertained and enlightened with interactive exhibits and virtual experiences. Located within a former US Coast Guard Station, the museum is a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places and opened in 2017.

Create...discover...explore. Featuring 4 levels of interactive exhibits that promote hands-on discovery and inspire creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Meet our new Bearded Dragon and explore our new Water Safety Exhibit. New ventilation system, sanitizing stations, and constant cleaning for a safe, fun experience. Check website for current hours.

Renovated in 2017, the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course has 18 holes dedicated to the "Landmarks of Ludington". Putt-putt for a purpose as profits from the course are donated back to community enrichment projects and organizations. Open noon-9pm daily, Memorial Day-Labor Day. Owned by the local Jaycees organization.

Family fun for all ages! Take a wagon ride tour through 130 acres of pastureland to see huge bull elk, elk cows, spikers, and calves up close...a unique memory your family won't forget! Browse our gift shop, the Antler Shed. Don't miss the Saturday BBQ, also try our Premium Elk Meat and jerky!

Come fish with Captain Mike Darke aboard the Lie-A-Lot, a 33-ft. Chris Craft Commander. From the port of Ludington, fish for salmon, steelhead, and trout. When booking your charter, rely on Captain Mike's 20-year experience to make your day on the water relaxing and exciting. Fully insured.

More Hamlin Lake Businesses

Health & Beauty

There’s no need to take a vacation from your health, beauty routine, or fitness while you’re enjoying yourself here in the Hamlin Lake area.

Camping

Enjoy nature’s beauty by sleeping under the stars at clean campgrounds, forests, or parks around Hamlin Lake.

Dining

Most restaurants and dining establishments around Hamlin Lake are found on the US-10 corridor or in the downtown area.

Home & Garden

Ludington home & garden businesses can help beautify your indoor and outdoor spaces. Consult with one to create your dream home today!

Boating & Fishing

Hamlin Lake is famous for great boating and fishing opportunities and there are many businesses that can help you enjoy it!

Things to Do

There’s plenty to do while you’re in the Hamlin Lake area, like boating, fishing, canoeing, swimming, hiking, and more!

Shopping & Services

Find the goods and services you need by visiting the friendly businesses and shops around and near Hamlin Lake in Ludington, Michigan.

Lodging

Hamlin Lake’s lodging facilities provide all the amenities to make your stay enjoyable and keep you coming back.