With 3,200 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, it makes sense that Michigan has more lighthouses – 129 – than any other state in the country. Many Michigan lighthouses are open to the public, have museum exhibits, and allow a climb to the top of the tower. Some of them are still active navigational aids.
Those who want to dive deeper into the legends and lore of lighthouse living can indulge in a stay at a beacon-turned-bed and breakfast, or pay-to-play as a volunteer lightkeeper. There’s no trimming wicks or checking lights every four hours as keepers once did, but tasks like offering tours, tending the gift shop, and sweeping floors are typical. And the sights and sounds of the freshwater seas, fierce storms, glorious sunrises and sunsets, and dazzling star shows are priceless. Here are eight Michigan lighthouses you can stay at.
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