Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse is near Stearns Dr. and W. Ludington Ave. (US 10) at Stearns Park. To reach this squat, pyramid-shaped lighthouse, visitors must walk a half-mile along a breakwater wall which affords sweeping views of Lake Michigan, a sandy beach and the town. Visitors enjoy an even better vista from the top of the 25-foot-tall tower.
The steep climb to the top is relieved by landings with viewing portholes. Historic information is posted on the walls, and knowledgeable volunteers supplement this with their own descriptions of the lighthouse, its function and its background.
Time: Allow 30 minutes minimum.