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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Visiting Crisp Point Lighthouse on Lake Superior

The Crisp Point Lighthouse sits on the shores of Lake Superior in the UP of Michigan. The lighthouse grounds are open year-round with tours of the lighthouse open seasonally, June to October. If you're unfamiliar with the sits just 37 miles north of Newberry. To get'll have to travel a country-style road through the Lake Superior State Forest.

It was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876. The lighthouse tower stands 58 feet from its base and was constructed in your classic conical shape with a black and red lantern at the top. Originally there was several buildings located on the property with the lighthouse situated in the center. If you're interested in learning about the keepers who maintained this light you can find that information on their official website.
Crisp Point Lighthouse on Lake Superior 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! During the summer season the lighthouse is open (feel free to climb the steps for some amazing views), spend some time in the visitor's center and when the center is open...that's where you'll find the public restrooms.

There is a beach front area with wooden benches that you can sit on to enjoy the scenic views. Your welcome to walk around the grounds, visiting the beach area, etc. You can bring along your own snacks and beverages...but please take your trash along with you! If you're a lighthouse'll definitely want to add this one to your must-see list.

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