Last lantern walk includes book walk Saturday

February 17, 2023

Last lantern walk includes book walk Saturday

HAMLIN TOWNSHIP — The final Friends of the Ludington State Park lantern-lit walk of 2023 will take place Saturday, Feb. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event includes a Great Start Collaborative Book Walk. 

The first 100 families will receive a free copy of the book “Touch the Brightest Star” by Christie Matheson. Walkers can also read the book at stations along the one-mile lighted trail with a stop for hot chocolate and marshmallows at the amphitheater campfire. 

MiSTEM will also have telescopes for use. 

GSRP is a service of West Shore Educational Service District. 

The free activities begin at the warming shelter at the entrance of the state park. 

In addition, Friends of Ludington State Park will have available at the warming shelter fire some old red lanterns previously used to light the trail that people may acquire for a donation of $10 per lantern.
On Sunday at 2 p.m., the FLSP Third Sunday guided hike will traverse about four miles of trails, this time including areas where park wildlife have left their mark.
Meet at the warming shelter just past the park contact station for both events, which are free. Donations to FLSP are welcomed.
A Michigan State Park Recreation Passport is required for vehicles entering the park.
For other FLSP events, membership, donation and volunteer opportunity information, please visit


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