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Address: 26215 Main Street, Beaver Island, MI
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Circular steps, not for the faint hearted

The lighthouse is located at the southern most tip of Beaver Island. It's a long ride down very bumpy and dusty roads. Make sure you stop at all the beaches and birding trails... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2015
Heidi D
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Durand, Michigan
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WHEATON
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The interior is said to have been restored. but we could not get in to see it because the doors were locked the two times we went by. the out side was a light house. nothing special.

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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

If you have a car, you must go to the Beaver Head Lighthouse. There's a nice small exhibit inside the main building that describes the history of the light and the lens is on display as well. For those interested in climbing to the top, the spiral steps are sturdy and the view is worth it. We took a picnic... More 

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Mount Pleasant, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

This is a great experience! There are hardly any lighthouses that you can climb at all, let alone unattended. If you are afraid of spiders this is not the trip for you, the top has quite a few. The view is amazing. The building is used to house teachers for the south end school. You can also climb down a... More 

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Durand, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

The lighthouse is located at the southern most tip of Beaver Island. It's a long ride down very bumpy and dusty roads. Make sure you stop at all the beaches and birding trails on your way down to the lighthouse. It will make a very good day of island adventures. It is worth the drive if you are a lighthouse... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

Surrounded by the white of the snow and the white of the frozen lake, the lighthouse hails as a beacon, especially since its restoration with paint last year. Looks excellent!

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Thank MurJD
Roachdale, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2014

Beaver Head Lighthouse is actually located on East Side Drive at the Southern end of Beaver Island. It is one of only a very few Light Towers one can climb unattended (another is Peninsula Point in the Michigan UP). The building has been saved and maintained since it's deactivation in 1962. If you don't take your own vehicle across to... More 

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2014

The lighthouse is on the far southern tip of the island and is one of the few that you can climb inside up to the top. Nice view but the staircase would not be for small children or anyone with limitations in climbing ( or fear of heights!) We were the only ones there when we went. I dont know... More 

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Cheboygan, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

Was a stop on our island tour. We climbed to the top of the tower but narrow & dirty windows. We have toured many lighthouses & this would be near the bottom of the list. The house attached to the actual lighthouse not open for tours. Best to stop & look & take a picture & keep moving. Maybe one... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

This lighthouse is the one on the far end of the island from the town. It is unattended and accessible to just walk in and climg up to the top. Great views from the top, but the windows are really dirty and cloudy. It was just fun to make the climb up the narrow winding stairs and climb through the... More 

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1 Thank meghansmom
East Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

There are two light houses on Beaver Island. The white one with the red light in town is Beaver Island Harbor Light. The other made of red brick on the South end of the Island is Beaver Head Light. It is operated by a University as a learning site. This light is not in operation, and you may go to... More 

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