Listed on the top five "must do's" during your Ludington vacation.. a walk out to Ludington North Breakwater Light. Located in Stearns' Park, enjoy a half-mile walk on the breakwall to the 57 foot high tower. This is a great spot to catch a fish or a sunset! Open to the public 7 days a week, weather permitting, from 10am to 5pm from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. A admission fee of $5.00 for Adults and $2.00 for children 12 years and under is collected to climb the tower and see the spectacular harbor view. In 1870, Congress appropriated $6,00 to build a lighthouse on the south side of the Ludington Harbor. It was first lit in 1871. In 1924, the present structure was built on the north side of the harbor. The light is a square pyramidal building, steel framed and encased in riveted steel plates. The tower shines 19 miles out on Lake Michigan.