Ludington Thinks Being a Record-Holding Community is "Sweet"

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Photo courtesy of House of Flavors
On June 11th, 2016, House of Flavors Restaurant in downtown Ludington made an attempt break the record for largest ice cream sundae by building a half mile treat. The original plan for the sundae called for it to measure 2,640 feet but the end result was 2,975 feet and ran from Park Street to Harrison Street in downtown Ludington. 855 gallons amounting to 12,825 scoops of ice cream were used to make the sundae which was served in a rain gutter and topped with whipped cream, chocolate syrup, and cherries.

The event brought an estimated 12,000 people to downtown Ludington and the event required a massive need for volunteers as well as consumers, as the entire sundae had to be eaten.

The Guinness Book of World Records confirmed on October 19th, 2017, that Ludington had secured the world record for longest ice cream sundae. Prior to this, the city of Manurewa, New Zeeland was the record holder for building and consuming an ice cream sundae that measured 1,957 feet in length in February of 2015.

Moo-ville Creamery in Nashville, Michigan also made an attempt on September 17th, 2016, when they constructed a sundae that was 3,656 long. Guinness verified the attempt and Moo-ville became the new record holder.

The event was held in conjunction with the "Love Ludington" weekend, with numerous other events, including:

  • Ludington Lakestride Race

  • Historic White Pine Village Craft Show/Mason County Day

  • Pirates of the Caribbean Shoreline Cruise aboard the S.S. Badger Carferry

  • Sunset Beach Bonfire with International Pirate Performer Michael Beans

  • Free Fishing Weekend

  • Ludington also broke the world record in June of 2017 when the Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Foundation hosted an attempt to have the most number of people making sand angels at one time.

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    Ludington Activities & Things to Do -- Play on a beautiful beach, take a tour at Historic White Pine Village, or explore the barn quilt trail, murals or sculptures in the county--Ludington offers many fun things to do for the entire family!
    Have Fun in Manistee, Michigan -- Explore Manistee's historic downtown district and riverwalk, hike the Manistee National Forest, canoe on the Manistee River, and more.
    Hamlin Lake -- Just 4 miles north of Ludington, Hamlin Lake is a great destination for boating, fishing and climbing dunes! The Hamlin Lake shoreline is also part of the Ludington State Park.
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    Things to Do in Pentwater, Michigan -- Nothing is quite like the quaint, artsy, harbortown village of Pentwater. Don't miss the popular Charles Mears State Park beach on Pentwater's Lake Michigan shoreline.
    Lots of Activities in Scottville, Michigan -- Explore the Riverside Park along the National Scenic Pere Marquette River.
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    Last Updated: 05-05-2021 12:08 PM ID: 1787