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“A Michigan Lighthouse That's Easy To Visit”

Point Iroquois Light Station
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We were last here in October 2012. And we had visited a few years before also. We stopped after visiting Whitefish Point Lighthouse and the Shipwreck Museum at Paradise. We were not able to make the climb to the top but managed to take lots of shots around the light and along the shore. I was also able to get a good digital telephoto shot of the windmills across the bay on the Canadian hillside. We love to visit Michigan's lighthouses whenever we can. This is worth the trip if you are in the area and are interested in lighthouses.

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Reviewed October 8, 2013

We went to the light station because it was mentioned in a sight seeing book we had. I'm glad we went. We climbed up the 72 winding stairs to get a view of Saint Mary's River which is the only passageway between Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. It was a good history lesson.

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Reviewed September 20, 2013

We stopped here to see the lighthouse and its worth the drive. Pretty view, not too hard to climb, but very small area at top. Grounds are well maintained, nice boardwalk.

Thank Karen F
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

This incredibly restored lighthouse is well-maintained by its volunteers. A suggestion of a donation is asked (we usually give $10) to tour the house. The volunteers are friendly and extremely knowledgeable not just about the lighthouse and the era in which keepers resided in it, but the whole area's history. There is a great little gift shop with a nice selection of books (Michigan-related mostly), and other typical souvenir type items. We purchased a Christmas ornament and an adorable t-shirt for our toddler daughter, which were very reasonably priced ($7 and $10, respectively).

After your tour of the lighthouse, you must spend time on the grounds and on the beach. It was one of the most incredible beaches for rock hunters, although it is illegal to "pick and keep" the rocks. There is a boardwalk that takes you around the small dune areas with a short flight of stairs down to the beach.

The only "con" about this lighthouse/park is that there is no eating area. We made our lunch (we always travel with a cooler full!) out of the trunk and sat in the hot car to eat (our failure was to bring a blanket to truly picnic on). We'd love to see a couple picnic tables added so we could stay even longer! This is the ONLY reason the Pt. Iroquois Light Station receives 4/5 instead of 5/5 from us. The entire family loves it here. This was our second visit and we will return again!

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Not the best lighthouse around but the grounds are very nice and they have a nice boardwalk down to the lake and back. The kids really enjoyed getting off the boardwalk onto the sandy/rocky beach and playing with their feet in the water. We did not go up into the lighthouse so I can't comment on the view. There are decent restroom facilities as well. Decent little stop, but nothing to devote much time to.

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