Shoreline trek with forest ridge is a peaceful escape at Up North state park

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP, MI – A trek that starts along a shoreline and then gives way to a forest ridge is a peaceful escape into nature at this Up North state park.

The Island to Ridge trail route at Ludington State Park is about 3.5 miles long and offers views of Hamlin Lake, Lost Lake, ponds, picturesque forests and even a glimpse of Lake Michigan from afar.

If you’re looking for a looped trail that offers a bit of a workout (but not too strenuous), low traffic and the serene sounds of nature, this is one for you.

This route traverses along the edge of Hamlin Lake and its surrounding wetlands then atop a forested ridge to the far north edge of the park before looping back around.

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