Lakeside Lights


Enjoy the beauty of Michigan's lakeshore sentinels.

Michigan's towering lighthouses lie scattered along the shoreline, offering welcome waypoints to those on water and landmarks of history and elegance to those on land. 

Short and squat, tall and lean, brilliant red or striped black and white, each of Michigan's uniquely beautiful lighthouses play its part in keeping the Great Lakes safe.

With 3,200 miles of shoreline and one of the nation's most active waterways, it's no wonder that Michigan claims more lighthouses than any other state in the country. Climb Ludington's black-and-white-striped Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of Michigan's tallest, for sweeping views of Lake Michigan's golden strand.

Boat around Lake Huron's Thunder Bay Island for glimpses of its red-and-white lighthouse. Visit Lake Superior's Big Bay Point Lighthouse for a rare opportunity to overnight in a historic light. And learn about Great Lakes shipwrecks and the keepers who tried to prevent them at llighthouse and maritime museums in Mackinaw City, South Haven, Ludington and Whitefish Point.

Come see the lights of Pure Michigan.

Lighthouses in Michigan
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