DNR Opens Survey Regarding Future of Ludington State Park

The Parks and Recreation Division of the Michigan DNR has opened an online survey in order to receive public opinions and ideas about the future of the Ludington State Park.

The survey asks respondents for input about their satisfaction with campgrounds, beaches, trails, shelters, fishing locations, and landmarks like Big Sable Point Lighthouse. Those taking the survey can then freely propose any ideas or suggestions they may have for the park.

The DNR has big plans for the future of Ludington State Park, and they want to be sure to consider the public’s input as much as possible.

Follow the link to take the questionaire:

Vote House of Flavors as Best Ice Cream Shop in West Michigan

WZZM 13 has been holding an open vote to find the best ice cream shop in West Michigan. Ludington’s own House of Flavors had been leading the competition, but has recently fallen into second place behind the Mooville creamery in Nashville.

House of Flavors needs your votes! The poll ends this Saturday, July 11th, and House of Flavors is just a few hundred votes from being named West Michigan’s best ice cream.

Copy and paste the link below into your browser to submit your vote:

Memorial Highway Dedication Ceremony for Fallen Trooper

A highway dedication ceremony is being held by the Michigan State Police Hart Post for trooper Paul K Butterfield II. Butterfield was shot and killed in the line of duty on Sept. 9, 2013.

The highway dedication ceremony will be held at the Lincoln Hills Country Club, July 13 at 2:30 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to Nancy Sundberg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 231-873-2171

Construction Limits Lakeshore Drive to One Lane

Lakeshore Drive has been constricted to one lane between Slagle and Abrahamson for repairs and renovations on the northbound bridge lane.

Construction crews have set up temporary stoplights to assure that traffic will continue to flow safely, but things are moving much more slowly than normal. This is typically a high traffic area so back-ups are bound to happen.

Be sure to leave a few extra minutes for travel time if you’re heading to or from the State Park or Hamlin areas. Also rememeber to be cautious about workers on the bridge. 

SS Badger Designated as US 10 Continuance Route

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has announced that the SS Badger will be designated as the new continuance route of US Highway 10. Since 1926, Highway 10 has been divided between Ludington, MI and Manitowoc, WI by Lake Michigan.

Now, the historic carferry’s path will officially continue the highway’s route from state to state. The Badger’s trip from Ludington to Manitowoc is one of only two highway ferry services in the country.

The Badger has transported millions of passengers and their vehicles between the ports. The carferry was recently put into consideration for National Historic Landmark Designation by the United States Department of the Interior.

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