St. Joseph lighthouse
Lakeside Lights

Lighthouses

Enjoy the beauty of Michigan's lakeshore sentinels.

Scattered along the shoreline, Michigan’s lighthouses offer waypoints to those on water and are landmarks of history for those on land. 

Short and squat, or tall and lean, each of Michigan's uniquely-beautiful lighthouses plays 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 Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of Michigan's tallest, for sweeping views of Lake Michigan.

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 lighthouse and maritime museums in Mackinaw CitySouth HavenLudington and Whitefish Point.
Come see the lights of Pure Michigan.

Lighthouses in Michigan
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