How to Take a Fall Color Tour in Ludington, Michigan

Ludington features several cultural trails that provide a purpose to those drives along the back roads. But, those country roads are only one way to enjoy the panoramic views of fall color.

Explore the miles of hiking and biking trails, where you’ll get an up-close view of the kaleidoscope of color and check out the brilliance from the water via some paddle sports along the rivers and inland lakes.

Ludington’s Cultural Trails

Ludington features half a dozen cultural trails. The Barn Quilt Trail and the Agricultural Trail provide a point to your journey down the country roads.

The barn quilts are gorgeous against the fall colors. The Agricultural Trail leads you to the autumn harvest and the bounty of the local farms.

Hike Or Bike A Ludington State Park Trail

Ludington State Park provides 21.5 miles of hiking and biking trails. While you’re there, take time to investigate the historic Lake Michigan Beach House.

For stunning autumn views, just south of the guardhouse, check out the Sauble River Outlet to Lake Michigan. In addition, to making hiking easier, the Sauble River has a paved path.

Autumn is the perfect time to explore some paddle sports as your journey will take you through a forest of color.

Discover The Views From The Water

The Pere Marquette River Loop takes about two hours to paddle, depending on weather conditions. A great place to start is Suttons Landing which has easy access to the river and plenty of free parking.

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