Lighthouses of Northeast Lower Michigan

Looking for more historic lighthouses to visit in Northeast Lower Michigan? There are plenty to explore!

To the south of Presque Isle:

  • Alpena Little Red Lighthouse
  • Middle Island Lighthouse
  • Thunder Bay Island Lighthouse
  • Sturgeon Point Lighthouse

    6071 Point Rd
    Harrisville, MI 48740
    (989) 724-5126

    Open Saturday & Sunday through Labor Day, 11 am to 4 pm. The tower will be open when volunteers are available 11 am – 3:30 pm.

    The tower climb is $3 per person. Children must be 48” tall to climb the tower.

  • Tawas Point Lighthouse

    686 Lighthouse Rd
    East Tawas, MI
    48730 (in Tawas Point State Park)
    989-362-5041

    May 18 – May 25, open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday) noon to 4 pm
    May 26 – September 4, open daily noon to 4 pm (Tuesday by donation)
    September 5 – October 3, open Thursday through Monday (closed Tuesday) noon to 4 pm

    Admission $5 for adults, $2 children 5-17

    Note: a recreation passport is required to enter the state park.

The Lighthouses at Presque Isle:

  • Old Presque Isle Lighthouse
    5295 E Grand Lake Rd
    Presque Isle, MI 49777
    (989) 595-9917Open on the following days:
    Memorial Day weekend through mid-June, Friday through Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
    Mid-June through Labor Day, daily (seven days a week), 10 am to 5 pm
    After Labor Day through mid-October, Friday thru Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Admission is free, although a nominal fee ($5 adults, $3 children) is charged for tower climbs.
  • New Presque Isle Lighthouse
    4500 E Grand Lake Rd
    Presque Isle, MI 49777
    (989) 595-9917Open on the following days:
    Memorial Day weekend through mid-June, Friday through Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
    Mid-June through Labor Day, daily (seven days a week), 10 am to 5 pm
    After Labor Day through mid-October, Friday thru Monday, 10 am to 5 pm
  • Admission is free, although a nominal fee ($5 adults, $3 children) is charged for tower climbs.

To the north of Presque Isle:

  • Old Mackinac Point Lighthouse
    526 N Huron Ave
    Mackinaw City, MI 49701
    (231) 436-4100Open seven days a week, 9 am to 5:30 pm, tower tours at scheduled times daily, limited to 10 persons per session
  • Admission: Adult (12 and up) $9.75, ages 5-12 $7
  • Sheplers Lighthouse Ferry Cruises
    556 E Central Ave
    Mackinaw City, MI 49701
    (231) 436-5023
  • Six tour options for viewing lighthouses near Mackinaw City from the water.
  • McGulpin Point Lighthouse
    500 Headlands Rd
    Mackinaw City, MI 49770
    (231) 436-5860Daily 10 am to 6 pm from Mid-May through September, October open Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • $3 per person, children under 5 free