Top Attractions in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
Climb a lighthouse
Standing guard over treacherous waters, 40 lighthouses dot the UP, including 12 open to the public. Among our favorites:
Eagle Harbor Lighthouse and Museum Period furnishings decorate this 1871 redbrick Keweenaw Peninsula light (pictured). Also explore maritime, Keweenaw history and commercial fishing museums on the grounds (906/289-4990; keweenawhistory.org).
Peninsula Point Built of Cream City brick, the square tower attracts butterfly-watchers in the fall. Located in Hiawatha National Forest at the southern tip of the Stonington Peninsula between Bays de Noc (800/533-4386).
Point Iroquois Lighthouse Resting on a bluff overlooking the lake and Whitefish Bay, this lighthouse is part of Hiawatha National Forest. Visitors can climb the 72 steps to the lantern deck or take a wooden walkway to the beach (906/437-5272; fs.usda.gov).