On a beautiful day in Petoskey, a beach day is a must, but have you ever wondered about the lighthouses? Take a tour of some of the most historic Michigan lighthouses around. You even have the option to stay the night in a few of them! Learn more about Lake Michigan lighthouses and more, then plan your trip with Fernelius Toyota.
Located in our backyard, the Cheboygan Crib Light may be smaller than most lighthouses, but it’s mighty. It stands at the mouth of the Cheboygan River that faces Lake Huron and was erected in 1884. This little Cheboygan lighthouse only stands 25 feet tall, and is easily accessible by pier after being moved from a floating crib platform back in 1984.
At Ludington State Park, you’ll find Big Sable Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse is 112 feet tall, black and white striped, and has been honored as the 2013 Featured Lighthouse of the Year for the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival. Currently, the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association is building funds to repair the lighthouse by selling engraved Trex boards that will be used in the new walkway. Take a tour today and help pave the way to this historical lighthouse.
Point Betsie Lighthouse is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, allowing Petoskey and Indian River locals the chance to learn the history of this lighthouse as well as offer a stay in the Keeper’s Quarters. Reserve your stay, visit the museum and gift shop, or simply enjoy the view by the waters today.
White Shoal Lighthouse is the United States’ only barber-pole lighthouse. The doors are being opened this year to show visitors just how unique this lighthouse is as well as how much it needs the support of the community for the restoration to come. Visit this lighthouse, help with restorations, and more.
This 1889 guiding beacon has three rooms in the Keeper’s Quarters with original artifacts, exhibits, and more that you’ll want to see. You can even see a 15-minute program about the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse in the barn, explore the Straits of Mackinac Shipwreck Museum, and more.
Located just one mile offshore in northern Lake Huron is the DeTour Reef Lighthouse. This lighthouse built in 1931and stands 83 feet tall on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Interested in the overnight keep program or want to take a tour? Visit today!
No matter whether you’re looking to plan the perfect beach day or you’re getting ready for a trip to Cheboygan, we can help. We can also help you learn more about the Toyota RAV4 reviews when you start looking for a new vehicle. If you have any questions, or want to learn more, contact Fernelius Toyota today!
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