Michigan's many lighthouses are often a tourist's delight during the hot summer days on the great lakes. However, what many people don't realize is how beautiful many of Michigan's lighthouses are in the icy cold winter months. If you're feeling adventurous, check some of these out after the next big winter storm.
1. Grand Traverse Lighthouse
This beautiful lighthouse at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula marks the Manitou passage. In the winter, you can participate in their Keeper Program where lighthouse enthusiasts can spend a week as the lighthouse keeper, providing historical stories to visitors and maintaining the building as well as the grounds.
2. The White Shoal Light
Near the Mackinac Bridge in Lake Michigan, the White Shoal Light sits like a candy cane beacon off the shore.
3. Grand Haven Lighthouse
This bright red lighthouse dons a sheet of ice and snow every winter.
4. Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
On the pristine, uninterrupted Mackinac Island, the Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse looks majestic as ever in the middle of the fresh snow.
5. Saint Joseph Lighthouse
This stunning photo of the Saint Joseph Lighthouse has gone viral - and we can see why. The ice formed on this lighthouse is breathtaking.