Ludington, Michigan: How to Take a Fall Color Tour

Flaming fall foliage— crimson, tangerine, and amber ignite the clear sapphire skies along the Lake Michigan shores.

Typically my color tours involve driving country roads with no particular destination in mind. Still, I found a new way to approach enjoying the autumn leaves on my trip to Ludington.

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.

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.

Pick up a Picnic Pack from Q Smokehouse’s Take Away window, where they offer both On the Bone and Off the Bone Picnic Packs.

Grab A Picnic Lunch At Q Smokehouse

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