Things to do in the Area
Stearn’s Beach, a pretty, family-friendly public beach, offers a wide 1/2 mile stretch of beach, sand volleyball courts, a playground, the North Breakwater Lighthouse, shaded grassy picnic area with grilles and two concession stands and a skate-board park. Mini-golf and shuffle board are available for a small fee.
Ludington State Park, is comprised of scenic sand dunes, a shoreline vista, ponds, marshlands and forests. It is situated between Hamlin Lake and Lake Michigan with several miles of shoreline and beaches on both bodies of water. It has 5,300 acres, 18 miles of hiking and biking trails including the Skyline trail and 16 miles of cross country ski trails, interpretive center, swimming, fishing, hunting and boating. The park also offers wildlife viewing from its extensive trail system. The Great Lakes Visitors Center focuses on the geological and human history of the Great Lakes, along with the diverse life forms found in the park.
North Breakwater Lighthouse at Stearn’s Beach Park, a great place to watch the sunset.
click here for Ludington Restaurants
The Blu Moon Bistro
125 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431
Jamesport Brewing Company
410 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431
5910 W US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431
PM Steamers Restaurant
502 W Loomis St, Ludington, MI 49431
Barley & Rye (open late)
107 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
Evergreen Natural Foods
403 W Ludington Ave
Ludington, MI 49431
Trailhead Bike Shop (and kayaks)
216 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
108 S Rath Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
Todd and Brad Reed Photography
114 W Ludington Ave, Ludington
click here for Golf Courses in the area
Hemlock Golf Club 21.5 miles / 35 minutes from Barothy Lodge
5105 W Decker Rd, Ludington, MI
(231) 845-1300 · hemlockgolfclub.com
Lakeside Links Golf Club 22.2 miles/ 34 minutes
5369 W Chauvez Rd, Ludington, MI
(231) 843-3660 lakesidelinks.com
Manistee National Golf & Resort 27.5 miles/ 36 minutes
4797 U.S. 31 S, Manistee, Michigan
(231) 398-0123 · manisteenational.com
Marquette Trails Golf Course 26.6 miles/ 36 minutes
6409 W 76th St, Baldwin, MI
(231) 898-2450 · marquettetrailsgc.com
Lincoln Hills Golf Club 22.4 miles/ 35 minutes
1527 N Lakeshore Dr, Ludington, MI
(231) 843-4666 · lincolnhillsgc.com
“Welcome to some of the finest trails in Michigan. Enjoy 144 miles of riding in the beautiful Manistee National Forest, riding on rolling and twisting trails past picturesque lakes and rivers. Our trails are brushed, signed and groomed for your safety and riding pleasure. We all enjoy our trail system due to the gracious support and cooperation of our Commercial Members and Private Landowners. Be respectful of the private land you travel. Remain on the trail and keep the land free of any debris or garbage. Please check current trail conditions and updates often for trail closures, construction, re-routing and bridge information.”
~ TRAILRIDERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB
The trailhead of a groomed, unmarked feeder trail (connecting to this larger trail system) is located at Barothy Rd. and Landon Rd, approximately 2.2 miles east on Barothy Rd. from the Lodge.
Snowmobiles can be trailered/driven in to Barothy Lodge property and trailered/driven out. Other snowmobiling is not allowed on property. Depending on snow conditions and space constraints, snowmobiles may either be offloaded and parked at Steelhead Field or at your lodge. Please speak to Barothy office staff before offloading and/or parking snowmobiles. Thanks!
Hunting in the Huron-Manistee National Forest
Although no hunting is allowed on Barothy Lodge property, we share borders with the 540,187 acre Manistee National Forest. No guns are allowed on property except cased and unloaded guns carried between your car and your lodge. Guns may not be carried on Barothy Lodge property to the national forest.
Hunters, be aware that Barothy Lodge is a wildlife preserve with a firm no pet policy. We do not make exceptions for hunting dogs.
For hunting season information visit: Michigan DNR website
Downhill Ski Areas
Caberfae Peaks – Cadillac, MI (approx 60 miles)
Crystal Mountain – Thompsonville, MI (approx 75 miles)