With 3,200 miles of shoreline, it’s no wonder why Michigan claims more lighthouses than any other state in the country. Point Betsie is one of the most unique and arguably the most beautiful of them all.
New Presque Isle Lighthouse
130. That’s how many steps there are to reach the top of the New Presque Isle Lighthouse.
If you’re looking for an easy hike that takes a couple of hours or for a place to have a picnic and hang out, Big Sable Lighthouse is a great location. The hike is around 2 miles, each way, down a sandy but well-worn path that starts at Ludington State Park. There’s even some hike in sites at the Jack Pine Campground along the way if you want to stay near the lighthouse but not in the busy campground.
Every year I look forward to visiting Lake Michigan in the winter. There is something very special about this time of year. Yes, it’s freezing (and I mean freezing) with bone chilling wind but the ice formations on the lake and lighthouses are masterpieces sculpted by nature and well worth it. At least to me.
My mom loves lighthouses. That has been the inspiration behind our recent travels to different lighthouses in the state. Steve and I have been picking some of the more unique lighthouses to photograph and put together a collage for her to enjoy. Crisp Point Lighthouse was one of those selected and I have to say, I was pretty impressed.
If you haven’t been to Silver Lake State Park, then you’re missing out.
There’s no sunset like a Michigan sunset. Steve and I traveled to Muskegon, Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan for his birthday. We were both testing out new camera gear and ended up capturing one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve seen in a long time.
Eagle River Falls
Eagle River Falls was our first waterfall in the Keeweenaw. It is on the site of the original Lake Superior Fuse Company, located along the south side of M-26 as it enters the village of Eagle River. The falls pours over the remains of a 60 foot tall dam. We have seen this waterfall twice now and both times it had none to little water flow. Perhaps in the spring time it might be an impressive waterfall. Due to the ugliness of the dam remains, the low water flow and overall boring surroundings, I don’t recommend this as a stop.