|Au Sable Point, MI|
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Located on Au Sable Point in the Pictured
Rocks National Lakeshore. The lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service and is part of Picture Rocks National Lakeshore. Grounds open, dwelling/tower open in season.
The lighthouse is owned by the National Park Service and is part of Picture Rocks National Lakeshore. Grounds open, dwelling/tower open in season.
Notes from a friend:Kraig writes:
In a 2006 visit to the lighthouse, we chose to hike from the Log Slide Overlook as the direct road over to Hurricane River from Grand Marais was closed, and we did not want to take the lengthy detour. The hike was great, but since the trail starts atop a high bluff, just know that you are going to have to come back up to that level as the lighthouse is located much closer to the surface of the lake. While the hike from Hurricane River passes some shipwrecks, the journey from the Log Slide Overlook provides some spectacular vistas from the lofty sand dunes lining that portion of Lake Superior.Marilyn writes:
Don't let those flat, straight roads of the upper peninsula tempt you into cutting down that inter-lighthouse travel time. While on our way to visit Au Sable, I passed an officer at a high rate of speed, prompting a personal roadside visit. The ensuing ticket was bad enough, but the officer also notified us that the license plate on our rental car belonged to an Oldsmobile and not the Chevrolet Blazer that we were driving. In addition, he said that he could not find our vehicle identification number in their database. Having apprised us of the situation, the officer returned to his car for some more investigation work, leaving us to ponder whether we would be spending the next several days in one of the numerous prisons found in the vicinity. While waiting, we at least were able to consume our lunch, and then were relieved when the officer permitted us to continue our lighthouse journey, although at a much reduced rate of speed.
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Pictures on this page copyright Kraig Anderson, used by permission.