Scottville Area
Things To Do

Let's see--we have camping, fishing, the Pere Marquette River, music by the zany Scottville Clown Band--and what else? There's such a variety of things to keep you entertained while you're in the Scottville area! Take the family out for a game of mini-golf, bowling, or catch a concert. You can't leave the area without catching the sunset over Lake Michigan and watching the Lake Michigan Carferry as it sails into or out of Ludington, or hop on board yourself for the four-hour trip across the big lake. We're lucky to have West Shore Community College in our home town, complete with recreation center featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, racquetball court, and more. Boredom is never a problem here in Scottville!

Baldwin Canoe Rental
Only 40 minutes from Ludington, Baldwin, MI 49304, (800) 272-3642
Explore the Pere Marquette River with West Michigan's largest paddlesports provider. This National Scenic River begins in Baldwin where it has a stronger current, is less populated, and meanders through state and national forest land. Canoes, kayaks, tandem kayaks, six person rafts and tubes. Open every day 9am-6pm. Last launch 2pm. Since 1968.
Gene's Ventures, LLC
322 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 690-1775
Feeling adventerous? Book a tour with Gene's Ventures and add some excitement to your life. Gene specializes in one-day trips to concerts, shopping excursions or sporting events in Michigan. His 14 passenger luxury motor coach complete with video system gets you to your destination in comfort. Longer trips also available.
Hamlin Lake Boat Rentals
at Sauble Resort, 3461 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-8497
Cruise the Dunes! Explore Hamlin Lake's beauty from the water by renting a pontoon, jet ski or fishing boat. Pull the kids tubing behind a luxury pontoon for hours of entertainment. Visit sand dunes where the only access is by boat. Available by the hour, day, week.
Historic White Pine Village
1687 S. Lakeshore Dr., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-4808
Experience a new look at Historic White Pine Village. Attractive interpretive and educational signs now grace the Time Museum, Car Museum, and areas of the Farmstead complex. Take a self-guided tour to relive Mason County's past as you visit 29 museum buildings rich in local history.
Lake Michigan Carferry
P.O. Box 708, Ludington, MI 49431, (800) 841-4243
Relax and reconnect. The SS Badger is the largest carferry ever to sail Lake Michigan. At 410' she provides a fun, reliable, and affordable cruise experience. Enjoy free entertainment, movies, food, shopping, and more. Cars, RVs, and motorcycles travel with you. Groups, car and motorcycle club discounts available.
Lake Michigan Sand Dunes
If you love the thrill of climbing a sand dune and enjoying a beautiful panoramic vista, then visit this website about Lake Michigan's most popular sand dunes including Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness, Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and more. Pure Michigan sugar beach sand, clear waters, magnificent sunsets...discover Lake Michigan Sand Dunes.
Pere Marquette Expeditions, LLC
1649 S. PM Highway, Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 845-7285
Located on the Pere Marquette River. Experience the Marquette Loop in a kayak, canoe, or stand-up paddleboard. Ask us about offsite pick-up and delivery. New Tackle Shop: big water tackle, plus live and cut bait. Sport licenses. Offering sandwiches, groceries, wine, over 400 beer brands, golf discs. Open daily 6am-11pm.
Performing Arts
Come experience the magic and pleasure of performing arts. Our current series of music, theater and specialty acts offer a delightful diversion from the everyday. Relax and unwind with quality performances, proudly presented by local and well-known talent.
River Run Canoe Livery Rental
600 S. Main St., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 757-2266
Come paddle the scenic Pere Marquette, an easy flowing river for the whole family. Featuring Old Town kayaks, double kayaks, 3 seat canoes with cup holders and a cooler, tubes, and 4 person rafts. Equipment cleaned daily and we offer a variety of trips. Open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm.
Sandcastles Children's Museum
129 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 233-9326
Create...discover...explore. Join us for fun and learning. Featuring 23 interactive exhibits designed to inspire creativity, curiosity, awareness, and love of learning. Special programs: Messy Mondays, 11am-1pm, Workshop Wednesdays at 11am. Fun Fridays-special events every Friday at 11am. Check website for hours. Admission $5.00; annual family memberships begin at $80.
Todd & Brad Reed Photo Gallery
114 W. Ludington Ave., Ludington, MI 49431, (231) 843-0777
Throughout the year, feel free to stop in and talk with Todd and/or Brad Reed in their Ludington gallery. Their "Talk with the Artists" event is a great time to discuss photography, share experiences, and viewing their new images. Be sure to get a signed copy of their latest book.
Visit Manistee Michigan
Enjoy a short trip to nearby Manistee, Michigan where you can shop the historic downtown business district and stroll along the popular Manistee Riverwalk.
West Michigan Golf Courses
The beauty of our blue lakes can only be matched by the rolling green landscape of our numerous golf courses. All along the Lake Michigan shoreline you'll find golf courses that challenge you, relax you, and offer wonderful scenic views. This website features details about golf courses from Manistee, Mason and Oceana counties. Fore!
West Shore Community College
3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 845-6211, (800) 848-9722
Offering quality instructional programs leading to immediate employment or transfer to four-year institutions. Check the Performing Arts schedule (phone extension 5507) for upcoming plays and concerts. The Ice Arena and Recreation Center (phone extension 5584) are open to the public - indoor heated pool, whirlpool, indoor tennis, racquetball, basketball, weight room and more.
West Shore Recreation Center
at West Shore Community College, 3000 N. Stiles Rd., Scottville, MI 49454, (231) 843-5543
The Recreation Center is a premier recreational facility available to the community for leisure/fitness activities. Indoor facilities include a wellness center with aerobic circuit weight training and cardiovascular equipment. Also, racquetball court, basketball, and 25 meter swimming pool with Red Cross certified lifeguards.



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