Welcome to Willow By The Lake Resort
on beautiful Hamlin Lake
Willow by the Lake Resort has 4 very attractive, clean, smoke-free, air conditioned, comfortable, housekeeping cottages on the east shore of beautiful Hamlin Lake, just 6 miles north of downtown Ludington. We are open from June to September with off-season rates available after Labor Day. Excellent swimming, boating and fishing, with two docks for fishing and boat docking available and a deck at the water's edge for guest usage. Each cottage has a picnic table and barbecue grill and there is a fire pit and sandbox near the lake. Sorry but, NO PETS ALLOWED - PLEASE, for the benefit of our other guests.
There are many things to do and see in the Ludington Area. Downtown offers a spacious beach, mini-golf, shuffleboard, and a well equipped playground. If you feel like strolling, take a walk on the breakwater and see the Ludington harbor lighthouse, or walk to the downtown area for your shopping pleasure. You can also enjoy seeing the S.S. Badger car ferry make its daily runs to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.
Many fine dining and casual restaurants are near the downtown area. Golf courses and city tennis courts assure that golfers and tennis players will be accommodated on their vacation.
Directly across the lake from our resort is the popular Ludington State Park. Whether you enjoy hiking, canoeing, or just relaxing while enjoying natural settings, we're sure you'll find it here. Swimming, boating, sailing, windsurfing, and water skiing are enjoyed by many on a lake that is big enough for all. If you bring your own boat, dock space is available for a fee.
Hamlin Lake and its bayous offer an outstanding variety of fish. Our guests have brought in perch, crappie, bluegill, northern pike, large and small mouth bass, in addition to walleye. Over 600,000 walleye planted in recent years are now game size.
Lake Michigan salmon and steelhead are seasonally plentiful at the Ludington State Park dam site and charter boat salmon fishing is available at the Ludington harbor.