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Address: North Pier St, Saint Joseph, MI 49085

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One of the most photographed lighthouses in the area if not in the country. Very picturesque. When the wind whips up the waves it becomes more stunning to view. Always you will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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117 reviews 117 reviews
22 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

One of the most photographed lighthouses in the area if not in the country. Very picturesque. When the wind whips up the waves it becomes more stunning to view. Always you will see many photographers taking pictures....Just remember...be carefull !!!

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St. Joseph, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a beautiful vantage point of Nature at it's best or wildest. But please respect the power of Lake Michigan! If the waves are splashing over the pier, observe the warnings and stay off the pier, especially the unvented portion. And never dive off the piers into the river or lake- strong currents and riptide are frequent and can... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

In St. Joseph they are three Lake Michigan light-houses. One in the Silver Beach park and then another set in a park located on the other side of the channel. Often the one on the other side is less crowded and much more interesting with its double lighthouse design. It is located on the north breakwater at the mouth of... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I grew up here so I am biased, but this is my favorite place. I can't think of a place I would rather walk out into Lake Michigan. The view is really beautiful of the Lake, the coast, and of the lighthouse.

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Eastpointe, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Visited the lighthouse as it was covered in ice. SPECTACULAR. The ice had a wind blown effect that was stunning. The small, quaint town of St. Joseph is a must.

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Kolkata
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Light House visit only possible in summer time, and its good to be there. winter it would be covered by snow.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is a beautiful photo op for anyone visiting the city. You can walk the pier on a good day for a great experience.

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Canton, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The beach, the pier, the water, the lighthouse... all of it is wonderful! I love it in the spring and summer when the sky is blue and the water is lovely with the sun reflecting on it. You can bring a chair if you'd like, and sit on the pier and read a book while you listen to the water... More 

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If it's a nice sunny day, nothing beats a stroll on the pier for a great views of the lighthouse and boats passing by. But if it's windy or the waves are high, be careful, the pier can be downright dangerous. None the less, this beautiful lighthouse was selected to be on a US Postage Stamp many years ago and... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I enjoyed an early morning walk out to the lighthouse. I saw and spoke to several people who were serious fisherman. They were spending the day on the pier.

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