Two of the deer.
Eating! This is how close we could get to them!
We continued on our hike. You can see in the puddle that it was rainy but it was well worth the hike. This is the top of the lighthouse over the dunes.
Big Sable Lighthouse
The lighthouse was no open so we could not tour it but during regular season (May - October) you are able to tour the lighthouse. We did not know why they were not open in September when we were there?!?! I think it would be fun to stay in the lighthouse for a week!
The lighthouse is 112 feet tall. You can climb the 130 steps to the top!
There is a historical marker that tells that a dozen shipwrecks in 1855 and the importance of safe transportation through area to Michigan’s then-booming lumber industry led to an 1866 Congressional appropriation of $35,000 to build the lighthouse. Then in 1867 was placed on the National Register of historic places.
Looking out over Lake Michigan
We were getting wetter and colder so we started to head back on the mile and a half hike back to our car. Until next time...