Nordhouse Dunes to Ludington State Park Professional Review and Guide
"South of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, most of the east shore of Lake Michigan is privately owned. The 12-mile stretch of coast from the north end of the Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness to the south end of the Ludington State Park is a delightful exception to this rule. Although the coastal dune bluffs are not as spectacular as the towering Sleeping Bear Dunes, this beautiful coastal dune wilderness is well worth the visit.
The two parks combine to form a total of about 8,000 acres of coastal wilderness, offering miles of dune grass, bare sand bluffs, drifting sand dunes, and old wooded dunes as high as 140 feet. Along the 8-mile section described in this route, there is no road access to the coast, so you will only encounter backpackers or other boaters."