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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.



Big Sable Point Lighthouse


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
(231) 843-2001



Jamesport Brewing Company



Jamesport Brewing Company

410 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 845-2522



Scotty's Restaurant





Scotty’s Restaurant

5910 W US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431

(231) 843-4033



PM Steamers Restaurant

502 W Loomis St, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 843-9555



Barley & Rye    (open late)

107 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431

(231) 425-4390





Evergreen Natural Foods Market





Evergreen Natural Foods

403 W Ludington Ave
Ludington, MI 49431

(231) 843-1000


trailhead bike shop





Trailhead Bike Shop  (and kayaks)

216 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 845-0545







Nautical Yarn

108 S Rath Ave, Ludington, MI 49431

(231) 845-9868









Todd and Brad Reed Photography

114 W Ludington Ave, Ludington

(231) 843-0777








Lakeside Links Golf Club         


    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.”


http://www.vvmapping.com/trails/miSnow/PDF/VVMap_Baldwin_2402.pdf     (printable pdf)


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)