Visit These Fascinating Lighthouse Ruins In Michigan For An Adventure Into The Past

Hidden in the dense woods of the Cheboygan State Park, you’ll find a forgotten bit of maritime history. A lighthouse was built here in 1859 and for 70 years an oil lamp flashed every night, helping offshore mariners avoid catastrophe.

The lighthouse keeper is long gone, the wooden sailing schooners have disappeared, and the Cheboygan Point Light no longer stands proudly on the shore of Lake Huron. But if you’re up for an adventure, you can discover the ruins of this old lighthouse and see the place that was once so important to the lives of sailors and their ships.

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The Cheboygan State Park is open year-round. You must have a resident Michigan Recreation Passport or a park pass to access the site. If you would like to experience more of Michigan’s hidden past, these sad ruins will take you there.

Address: State Park Drive, State Park Dr, Indian River, MI 49749, USA