Mason County is located in the northwestern part of the lower peninsula, bordered on the west by Lake Michigan and traversed by US-31 and US-10. The county contains 495 square miles and is the 10th smallest in the state. The county seat is Ludington. About one-quarter of the land is in farms, including both livestock and crops. Important agricultural products include cherries, apples, asparagus, corn, and wheat. Manufactured products include industrial chemicals, fabricated metal products, and non-electrical machinery.
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Manistee National Forest and Ludington State Park occupy much of the land and offer an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Recreational harbor facilities at Ludington on Lake Michigan; Ludington State Park; two groomed and rated cross-country ski trails; White Pine Village; Rose Hawley Museum, Ludington; West Shore Community College; Ludington - Freedom Festival (July), Gold Coast Water Festival (August), West Michigan Fair (August), Carferry Festival (June), Lakestride Half-Marathon (June),and Gus Macker 3 on 3 Charity Basketball Tournament (July); Scottville - Harvest Festival (September)
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