Michigan has about 115-125 operating lighthouses currently…depending on who you ask. Historians counted as many as 250 at the peak of their performance years ago.
Because of our large coastline on 4 of the 5 Great Lakes…Michigan still has the most lighthouses anywhere…!
Big Bay Point Lighthouse
You can even stay in a lighthouse! Michigan offers about 9 lighthouses (including the one pictured above) that the public can stay. If you like water views, you can’t get much better than a lighthouse.
Alas, all are automatically run now, but still fun.
I wouldn’t advise a winter stay because winds and ice can be crazy!
Photo #6 by Tom Gill
Good websites with information on Michigan Lighthouses are…
So…go out and look at some lighthouses…calming water and beautiful views…before winter happens!