2011/217: Summer Roadtrip, Michigan Part 7
Don’t worry, at this point our vacation was almost over…. only a few more posts to
suffer read through 😉
First on the agenda on Wednesday, July 13 was Big Sable Point Lighthouse at Ludington State Park, but when we found out that it would be an almost 2 mile walk each way…. on the beach… in the sand… in flip-flops, because our shoes were under all the luggage in a storage compartment.. we decided to skip it instead. I would have liked to go, but I don’t think the kids would have lasted, certainly not without complaining most of the way. There’s always next time, and we’ll be better prepared. We did spend some time on the beach, even though it was chilly and windy.
Next was Ludington North Breakwater Lighthouse. They were open for tours and we all went up, even Melissa, who was less than thrilled about the spiral stairs of Sturgeon Point Lighthouse. This one didn’t have a spiral staircase, it had ladders, and neither of the girls was happy about having to climb down backwards. We had quite the view from the top, even though it’s not a very tall lighthouse. It was a looong way back to the beach! You don’t realize how far it is when you’re walking on the pier (trying to dodge the crashing waves).
Little Sable Point Lighthouse is inside Silver Lake State Park, and one of my favorite lighthouses. All four of us took the long spiral staircase to the top and enjoyed the view… and the little fun facts on the railing.
We made a quick stop at a winery in Silver Lake, and then we were off to White River Lighthouse…
…stopped at another winery on our way to Muskegon South Pier and Breakwater Lights …
… and then went to Grand Haven State Park, and Grand Haven Lighthouse before calling it a day and finding a hotel in Holland.