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Things to do in the Area


Ludington (20 miles from Barothy Lodge)

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 grills and two concession stands and a skate-board park.  Mini-golf and shuffle board are available for a small fee.


Ludington State Park:

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 sandy 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 and stroll along the breakwater to the lighthouse.


Blu Moon Cafe & coffee bar
The Blu Moon Bistro

125 S James St, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 843-2001


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Jamesport Brewing Company

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



Scotty's Restaurant


5910 W US Highway 10, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 843-4033





Barley & Rye    (open late)

107 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 425-4390





Evergreen Natural Foods Market
Evergreen Natural Foods Market

403 W Ludington Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 843-1000

Trailhead Bike Shop

Trailhead Bike and Kayak Shop  

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


Nautical Yarn, Ludington, thumbnailNautical Yarn

108 S Rath Ave, Ludington, MI 49431
(231) 845-9868


Art Gallery



Todd and Brad Reed Photography

114 W Ludington Ave, Ludington
(231) 843-0777


Golf Courses

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

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