Be awed by our Beacons of History
Along the U.P.’s Great Lakes coasts you will find more than 40 lighthouses, most built in the mid 1800s. Many continue to guide ships and boats safely into harbors and around dangerous shoals. A dozen of them are open for public tours. You can also volunteer to be a lighthouse keeper at several stations and others offer memorable bed and breakfast stays. Some require hiking to reach by land, but a boat guarantees you’ll get a view. For a list of lighthouses, see each county section.