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5 Michigan Lighthouses That Are Stunning During the Winter

November 29 2022

5 Michigan Lighthouses That Are Stunning During the Winter
5 Michigan Lighthouses That Are Stunning During the Winter

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

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.

White Shoal Light

3. Grand Haven Lighthouse

This bright red lighthouse dons a sheet of ice and snow every winter.

Grand Haven

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.

Old Mackinac Point


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.

Saint Joseph Lighthouse

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