Little Sable Point Lighthouse
Just south of Ludington is a magical world of seventy foot sand dunes and evergreen forests. Here, burrowed amidst the Silver Lake State Park sand dunes, stands the spectacular Little Sable Point Lighthouse. Easily the busiest of these three lights, the 1874 tower stands alone at the base of Lake Michigan, over a hundred feet tall and still harboring its original 3rd order Fresnel lens. In 2010, thanks to a Federal Coastal Zone Management grant, the Pathways to Illumination project was completed. This well-paved pathway leads through what once was a steep dune that inhibited many visitors from making it to the light. Here you’ll find more friendly SPLKA Volunteer Keepers welcoming you to climb the tower and take in the extraordinary views of forest and dunes that surrounds you. All Towers may be climbed for the small price of $5.00 for students 17 and under and $8.00 for adults. Educational tours are available by appointment, and are warmly received by staff and volunteers who love to share their Michigan maritime knowledge.
From the Hart exit on the US 31 Expressway:
* Follow the Silver Lake State Park signs west and south through Mears and Silver Lake
* Then follow the lighthouse signs past MacWoods Dune Rides to the lighthouse.
From Shelby exit on US 31 Expressway:
* Turn west on Shelby Road and follow it until it T's at B-15 (Scenic Dr.)
* Turn north or right on B-15 and follow it until it T's at Buchanan Rd.
* Turn east or right on Buchanan Rd. and go about 1/4 mile to 18th Ave.
* Turn north or left on 18th and follow it until it T's at Silver Lake Rd.
* Turn west or left on Silver Lake Rd. (Mac Woods Dune Rides) and follow the paved road to the lighthouse.