Friends of Ludington State Park, Michigan, cut the ribbon on the new BoardSafe ADA-accessible kayak and canoe launch — the first of its type in Mason County — Tuesday morning, September 14, 2021, at the Hamlin Lake beach, Ludington State Park. Cutting the ribbon was Patrick O’Hare, FLSP board member, who took the lead on the project, with assistance from Bob Sasin, outgoing FLSP president, who is stepping down from that position after many years.
The universally-accessible kayak launch exceeds the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and was installed in August 2021. The launch is used by individuals with some level of physical challenge, as well as able-bodied individuals who would prefer entering their kayak or canoe — and eventually the water — in a more stable manner. To learn more about the kayak launch, check out the press release and video.
For more information about BoardSafe’s accessible kayak launches, click here.