When I was a kid, I always admired lighthouses and thought about them as places of worship for the imaginary giants. Nowadays, I probably admire these structures even more because I understand their value and their impeccable design that survives on the rocky cliffs all around our country.
One of these lifesaving wonders that leaves me without breath is Point Betsie Light on the northeast shore of Lake Michigan.
Open for visitors and offering a highly-knowledgeable tour guide, this lighthouse is one of the most romantic places you can visit in the Northern Michigan area.
Visitors especially enjoy climbing the 34-step lighthouse tower from where spectacular vistas of Lake Michigan open up in the horizon. Learning all about the history of the lighthouse and the local legends about the Sleeping Bear is one of the best parts of the tour if traveling with kids.
Have in mind that Point Betsie Light has restrictions for visitors' height, so 3 1/2 feet are required to climb the tower. No babies and people with backpacks are allowed for safety reasons. After visiting the tower, you can stop by at the Boathouse Museum, as well as the Fog Signal Building.
After your visit to the lighthouse, give yourself a time to walk around and explore the surrounding area of Point Betsie. The stunning nature and the crashing waves are one of the most spectacular views I've seen on entire Lake Michigan shoreline.
If you have time for a weekend escape instead of only a short visit, then grab the opportunity to save up on some extra accommodation deals at the end of the summer, and give yourself a break from the stressful city life. Point Betsie Lighthouse area is known for cozy hotels and delicious food, so visit this area before the temperatures drop, and have the weekend of a lifetime!
Maximum Temprature: 3 C
Clouds: broken clouds
sunrise: 2019-12-07 13:08:21
sunset: 2019-12-07 22:04:51