Besides the Lower and Upper Peninsulas that make up the state of Michigan, there are several other smaller peninsulas that stretch out into the Great Lakes. The Stonington Peninsula juts into Lake Michigan from the southern coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula separating Big and Little Bay De Noc. The lighthouse at the tip is known as Peninsula Point Lighthouse. It was constructed in 1865 after the Civil War.
The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1936 and tragically the keeper’s house that was attached to the tower burned in 1959. The tower was saved and is maintained by the National Forest Service. It’s a little bit of a trip to the tower from US-2 and the last few miles are a winding two-track road through the dense forest, but it is well worth the trip to climb the tower for an amazing view of Lake Michigan.
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