5 Most Underrated Michigan Lighthouses to Explore

Big Bay Point Lighthouse 

Located in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Big Bay Point Lighthouse is one of the few remaining operational residential lighthouses and has a bed and breakfast inside.

South Manitou Island Lighthouse

However you choose to make the mile-and-a-half hike, drive or ride from the dock to South Manitou Island Lighthouse, you will find your breath taken away by the gorgeous view, just a short distance west of Traverse City.

Au Sable Light

Au Sable Light, on Au Sable Point, is a mile-and-a-half hike from Hurricane River Campground along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Gravelly Shoal Lighthouse

Located in Saginaw Bay, this Art Deco-style light is an active aid to navigation and was designed to guide ships between Gravelly Shoals and Charity Island.

Crisp Point

Located to the west of Whitefish Point, Crisp Point is the site of one of five U.S. Life-Saving Service Stations on Lake Superior.

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