The Siberian American: Lake Michigan Circle Tour: Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington, Michigan

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lake Michigan Circle Tour: Big Sable Point Lighthouse in Ludington, Michigan

I don’t usually like to pick favorites, but if I had to choose, I would pick the Big Sable Point Light as my favorite lighthouse on our Lake Michigan Circle Tour. I just love the red roof of the house combined with the black and white light. It also probably had to do with the perfect weather we had that day, compared to the rainy and windy weather we experienced when we visited South Haven, Holland, and Grand Haven.


Built in 1867, the Big Sable Point Lighthouse stands at 112 feet tall and is one of the tallest lighthouses in Michigan. In 1949, it became the last lighthouse on the Great Lakes to get electricity. The easiest way to get to the Big Sable Point Lighthouse is with an easy two-mile hike on mostly paved roads.


The Big Sable Point Light was also Christopher’s favorite lighthouse because he got to go to the top. Since we had Skyler with us, one of us had to stay with her, and I knew he wanted to go to the top more than I did. It costs $5 and you have to go up 130 winding steps, but the view of Lake Michigan from the top are worth it! Of course, I had Chris take several photos so we could share with y’all. I had fun walking by the lake with Skyler and taking photos of Chris on top of the lighthouse.


Catch up on our Lake Michigan Circle Tour Road Trip:

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love lighthouses so much. I'd love to visit the Lake Michigan lighthouses in the near future. It looks like y'all had a perfect day for visiting this one! I've never been to a lighthouse that visitors can go inside and climb. What a neat experience!

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  2. oh wow, those views are amazing! sucks you couldn't take skyler up with you. that is such a pretty lighthouse though, makes me want to live there lol

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  3. That lighthouse is gorgeous. And those views... You make me want to travel north right now and check it out! Like I said, I never think of MI as a travel destination, but these pictures are perfection!

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  4. The views from the top of the lighthouse are spectacular, and I totally would have wanted to climb up there too! Exploring all of the lighthouses around Lake Michigan really does look like so much fun!

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  5. You've seen more in Michigan than I have and I live here!!

    Ashley // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  6. I love when you can go to the top of a lighthouse - I think it's so peaceful and quiet up there! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  7. beautiful photos! lighthouses are so picturesque.

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  8. I love lighthouses!! The pics are so lovely in this post.

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  9. The Great Lakes is one of my favorite regions of the US. I have been wanting to go back, so this post is super fun for me, I think I'll pin it! :) I love lighthouses, and maybe that's because I come from land-locked KS...hehe but my dream was always to go up into one. Which I did get to when we went to Georgia this summer. :) It was really really fun! :) I love that you guys got to see so many lighthouses and go up into this one. :) Your dog is SO cute!! XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  10. Gorgeous views! Love all the exploring you guys did while living in Chicago <3
    Green Fashionista

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