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“Excellant View, peaceful and a great place to camp”

Pointe aux Barques Lighthouse
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Port Hope
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Lexington,Michigan
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellant View, peaceful and a great place to camp”
Reviewed 10 October 2012

There is a park, gift shop and campground there with a fantastic view.
It is away from all the hustle and bustle of life. We love Grindstone City and Pt Austin that are near by too. Great place to relax from your cares.

Visited July 2012
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English first
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“This is a hidden historical treasure.”
Reviewed 14 September 2012 via mobile

This 1857 still operating lighthouse appears to be open during most daylight hours. I didn't make it in time to see view from the top but the mini museum is heaped with "treasures". The home of former lighthouse tenders is now furnished as if the family just stepped out for a bit. Charming!

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Harbor Beach, MI
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful Lighthouse Museum - a treasure!”
Reviewed 8 June 2012

One of the longest continuously operating lighthouses on the Great Lakes, this Lighthouse and Lightkeepers House has been restored to its original 1857 state. Each room in the museum features a different part of local maritime history. The surrounding park and campground offer a full fun experience.

Visited April 2012
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Caro, MI
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93 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great lighthouse on Lake Huron”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

Go during the festival and you can go up into the top.

Visited June 2011
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Chattanooga
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Informative docents: interesting artifacts”
Reviewed 30 July 2011

This was a really interesting one hour stop on our tour of the Lake Huron coastline. This lighthouse is tucked away in a nice park where lots of folks have weekend homes - trailer or fixed houses. A drive through the residences brings you to a nice brick house that the lighthouse keeper lived in and a nice lighthouse. You can go up to the top of the light house on only certain days of the year. (Unfortunately, we missed that day by a week, but that was not a huge disappointment.) The house is filled with interesting artifacts and displays about the many shipwrecks in Lake Huron, and the life of the lighthouse keeper. We were recently at the Ponce de Leon Lighthouse, and while this museum is much smaller, it is equally interesting.

Afterwards,stop by the adjacent beach and enjoy the beautiful view!

Visited July 2011
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