Hike to Big Sable Point Lighthouse
Michigan › Ludington State Park, MI
Added by Shalee Blackmer
One of the most scenic shoreline hikes in Michigan. Quiet beaches, postcard-worthy sunsets, and no cell phone service.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse is perhaps one of the most scenic locations in Michigan. A 3.6 mile round trip hike along the Lake Michigan shoreline will bring you to the destination, which is nestled among sprawling sand dunes. Each evening, it offers a stunning sunset along the sandy beaches.
A short distance from the lighthouse, back-country camping is offered. Those who are looking to obtain a permit must do so through Ludington State Park. Closer to the main entrance is a drive-in campground, which allows both tents and campers.
The surrounding area is filled with hiking trails, both along the sand dunes and in the woods. If you make the journey in the spring or fall, you'll often enjoy the beauty in perfect solitude.
- Bathing suit
- Beach towel
- Hydration pack
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