Want to spend some time in Paradise (Michigan)? Members of the support organization can volunteer for weekday or weekend duties at the 1904 Crisp Point Lighthouse, but there’s no housing on site---the handsome dwelling was demolished in 1965. Keepers must stay in tent or RV near the lighthouse, or at an area motel or cabin.
The season is short but the setting is spectacular. Perched above the waters of Gitche Gumee, the 1874 Au Sable Light Station is a part of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. Park Rangers conduct the tours offered from July through Labor Day, but volunteers are needed for other duties. The remote lighthouse at the eastern end of the park is accessible only via a 1-1/2 mile hike (three miles round trip). A shuttle van is available on August 14 for visitors with mobility issues wishing to tour the lighthouse.
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