Big Sable Point Lighthouse, Ludington

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  • Our first visit to the Big Sable Lighthouse was a memorable one. We rented bikes at the campground to ride out to the Lighthouse. It took some effort as the day was windy and sand covered much of the ...  more »
  • We enjoyed a walk on the beach and a visit to this lighthouse and even though the temperature was in the 40’s, the beautiful clear blue sky was a perfect backdrop for this well kept building  more »
  • Visited the lighthouse with my husband, nephew, and niece-in-law. We were camping at the campground and the lighthouse was one of the reasons for our visit. We decided to walk the about 2 mile walk de...  more »
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  • Best lighthouse around! Second tallest lighthouse in Michigan and you can walk to the top for a minimal fee. Worth every dollar and step to the top. The view is breathtaking.
  • Worth the walk! Just fyi, the 1.8 mile walk from the campground is flat BUT not as stroller-friendly as I'd hoped. There is some pavement but lots of sand and some of the sandy patches are a bit hard to push through. A jogging stroller probably would have been much easier! I got a workout. Volunteers were very nice. They show a 3 minute video, optional, about the history of the lighthouse. There are some artifacts around too. The gift shop was nice with some souvenirs and waters and sodas and snacks for sale. A few benches along the walk to stop and rest. A restroom too. There are sand dunes bordering the trail, my older kids loved running up there in areas. The spiral staircase to the lighthouse gets low in a couple areas as you near the top. All people must be walking on their own to ascend (no baby carriers) and must be 40" tall. We walked a few steps down to the water near the lighthouse. There are a couple picnic tables down there too. Very neat experience!
  • What a fantastic day this was hiking to the lighthouse. Hike is about 2 miles on foot the the lighthouse. You can take the beach or the trail. Trail is better. It's worth the hike as the views are breathtaking! Also, don't forget to pick up your lighthouse passport so you can collect stamps and keep the lighthouses running!
  • A great little hike out to one of Michigan's most beautiful lighthouses. A must do if in the Ludington area. And don't cheap out, invest the $5 and climb to the top. You won't be disappointed.
  • Beautiful views. $5 if you want to climb the light house. One trail through dunes is a bit more challenging than the main path.

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