Ludington, Michigan

Whats happening in Ludington

Historic Home Tour and Museum at the Cartier Mansion: Tours are offered by appointment only.  Cost is $5 per person or a group rate can be offered for 10 or more people.  Call for more information, 231-843-0101



Bells Octoberfest in Downtown Ludington – September 27th-28th, 2019


Aglow on the Avenue Holiday Parade, November 30th, 2019 at 6PM

Pure Ludington New Year’s Eve Ball Drop, December 31st at 9PM


Reoccurring Events: (Check websites for dates and times)

Live Music in the Plaza Thursdays,  June – September –

Friday Night Live – a family friendly, free event. –

Movies in the park,  –






Plan the perfect Lake Michigan getaway…

Experience the historic elegance and tranquility of Ludington lumber baron Warren Cartier’s 1905 neoclassical estate.  Warren and his wife Kate resided in this home with their three sons.  Since 1950 the home has been beautifully maintained by the second owners The Schoenberger family, and currently owned by Gary and Sue Ann Schnitker.  Explore its many rooms, still endowed with their original woodwork, fixtures, flooring and antiques.  Cartier Mansion B&B is only minutes away from the picturesque Lake Michigan shoreline, beaches, and some of Michigan’s most beautiful State and Local parks.

*Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places

“Picture Perfect Weekend Workshop” by Todd and Brad Reed

Mission Statement for Workshops by Todd & Brad Reed Photography

The workshops are designed to teach people how to “see the world in photographs”.  Todd and Brad Reed cover many technical aspects of photography (include shutter speed, F-stops and aperture, ISO, depth of field, etc.) and we teach people how to make better choices with their own cameras.  Todd and Brad also spend a lot of time teaching people how to break down a photograph into all of its technical and artistic elements.  The workshops will also focus on the art/vision side of photography and to provide you with more choices/building blocks to create great art.  Todd and Brad will teach you the 20 artistic elements they use when they are in the field “making” their photographs. The weekend workshops are great for a total beginner with a new camera or a seasoned professional who is looking for a different perspective.  All ages and abilities are welcomed.  We will share all of our secrets on every aspect of our photography business and our secrets on how we shoot.   We prefer you have a digital SLR camera. If you don’t, please have a camera that can be shot on full manual mode so you can change the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. “Point and shoot” cameras that only have full auto or only have limited manual modes will not work for this workshop.

Call Brad and Todd Reed Photography to reserve your spot today. 1-231-843-0777

2019 Picture Perfect Workshop Dates:

October 18th-19th, 2019

October 25th -26th, 2019 Advanced*

*It is mandatory that you participate in the regular workshop before you attend an advanced workshop.


  • Special Offers

Romance Package
~ $50 Plus the Cost of Your Room ~
A bottle of wine, fresh chocolate covered strawberries and flowers
in your room upon arrival.