"Why go to Ludington..."
My fiancé’s family has a cabin just outside of Ludington. So when ever we want to get away for a cheap weekend either with our friends or alone the cabin is always useful. :) As far as "up north" goes in Michigan there are tons of place you can go. Ludington is one of the more low key destinations. It has great beaches that are all but private. The sunset on Lake Michigan is amazing. There is a little brew pub in downtown Ludington I suggest stopping in for at least one pint. They have food but I've eaten there yet but I can tell you the beer is really good. I especially like the apricot one. Yum!