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Stearns Park

Ludington, MI
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Ranked #2 of 20 Attractions in Ludington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Beaches, Parks
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Lake Orion, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Clean, well patrolled beach.Ample parking but can get full in peak times.Picnic area could use more and newer tables.No dogs allowed,not even on a leash.

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N.County, St. Louis, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This place is beautiful, serene and peaceful. The views are spectacular. The sand is soft. The water is clear and inviting (but cold! ;)) My favorite part - 'busy' was 20-40 people on a Saturday in August (not hundreds!)

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Ohio
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40 reviews 40 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We walked around the area some. It was not that busy on a Wednesday but it was a nice visit. Things looked like they were clean.

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Waterford, Michigan
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71 reviews 71 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great beach with facilities. Sand super soft and clean. Water is clear and beautiful shades of blue. Stays shallow for quite a while. Rentals of SUPs, kayaks available for reasonable charge. Popular, but not crowded.

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Central Ohio
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A long expanse of light sand, no trash, two concession stands with restrooms, super clean water that's blue-green, and free entry and free parking. I love it..

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Chatham, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Spent some time down on the beach every day we were in Ludington. Free parking. Free access to picnic tables and chairs. Small cafe and public washrooms. Saw others also bringing a lunch or sandwich to eat and watch the waves. Beach was soft white sand and well maintained. Seems to be a tradition for many to watch the SS... More

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Muskegon, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Nice park, well taken care of, and nice place to just sit, relax, and enjoy the surroundings. It's nice to see that some communities still care about the things that are vital to their local economy, thus this park is foot patrolled, and not turned into a budget liability! Keep it up Ludington, you've got it right!!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great sandy beach with beautiful views of Lake Michigan. The pier leading to the old lighthouse was a pleasant stroll. My wife and I took our son, daughter, and their kids to experience the beach. We all had a great time there.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is one of the best city parks we've ever been to. It is clean and patrolled regularly by security. There is plenty of beach for everyone. There are great sunset views and it is an awesome place to grab a snack at one of the two concession stands. You can see the Badger going and coming from this park.... More

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Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I have been to Stearns Park several times over the last 20+ years. It is a wonderful park with a great beach, picnic area, shuffle board, skate park, volleyball nets and one of the greatest piers. Only downfall is how busy it gets during holidays. If you are there for July 4th fireworks (which I would recommend) don't be in... More

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