The history of West Michigan and the Great Lakes is rich with lighthouses. They have lit the way for boats on the Great Lakes for decades, and many still stand as historic landmarks, maintained by groups of dedicated lighthouse keepers. These keepers have made it possible for the public to still view these tremendous beacons, and even explore the interiors of some. Today, lighthouses continue to be a highlight for many West Michigan travelers.
There are more than 100 lighthouses that you can visit in West Michigan. Learn more about each one, as well as the Lake Michigan Circle Tour, with WMTA’s Lighthouse Map. The 2019 edition of the map will be out in April, and you can request one here.
Here’s a taste of the lighthouses West Michigan has to offer: