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Monday, May 27, 2019

Visiting Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse in Michigan

A few months ago we had the pleasure of visiting several of the lighthouses that surround Lake Michigan. If you've never been to the area...we highly recommend that you go. This part of the country is absolutely beautiful, especially if you love the great outdoors and you're a fan of lighthouses.

The Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse sits in the harbor of Manistique in Michigan. When visiting you'll want to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. You'll be doing a lot of walking! Leading up to the lighthouse you'll find a boardwalk that offers picnic areas, information plaques, off-shoot walking trails, etc.
Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse in Michigan

Construction of the lighthouse was completed in 1915 with the official first lighting in August 1916. The lighthouse was built on a concrete pier with the tower made in a squared-off pyramid shape. The tower is painted in a red color with the lantern painted in black. It looks like your classic-style lighthouse.

During our visit we spent a good 3-4 hours walking down the boardwalk and brought along our own brown-bag lunches which we enjoyed in one of the picnic areas. If you're a dog can bring your dog for a walk as long as it remains on a leash. There are plenty of park-style benches for you to sit on along the way. The waterfront views are gorgeous in this area and I could literally sit there and relax for hours at a time.

When planning your visit I recommend that you visit the Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse. They have a downloadable PDF guide to help you plan your visit. They can help you find overnight accommodations and make sure you check out their list of things to do in the area. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and hoping to visit again soon.

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