Photo Gallery Friday: Michigan's Lake Huron Lighthouses

Photo Gallery Friday: Michigan’s Lake Huron Lighthouses

Fort Gratiot Light Port Huron

Photo Gallery Friday is a regular feature on Travel the Mitten that will help showcase photos from places where one post just isn’t enough to show off everything.

Michigan is home to more lighthouses than any other state, thanks to the fact that we border four of the five Great Lakes. Today we will be exploring Michigan’s Lake Huron Lighthouses. We’ve already looked at the lighthouses of Lake Michigan and Lake Superior in photo galleries, so we no turn our attention to some of the beacons on Lake Huron. A few of these lighthouses – Point Aux Barques, New Presque Isle, Old Presque Isle, and 40 Mile Point are open as museums that give visitors the chance to see what the view is from the top of a lighthouse tower. Others like Tawas Point and Sturgeon Point are part of Michigan’s state park system.

Several Lake Huron lighthouses are located on islands, reefs, and shoal which means they take a bit more work to get to. Charity Island Lighthouse, Fourteen Foot Shoal Light, Poe Reef Light, Bois Blanc Island Lighthouse, and the Spectacle Reef are a few of the more difficult lighthouses to reach.This is by no means a comprehensive look at all of the lights that dot the Lake Huron shoreline in Michigan, but we hope you enjoy a look a a few of our favorite shots!

Here are some of our favorite photos we’ve taken of Michigan’s Lake Huron Lighthouses: