Thursday, September 09, 2010

Point Betsie Lighthouse, Michigan

Point Betsie Lighthouse in northern Michigan was built in 1858 and has been beautifully restored to its WWII appearance. It's a short drive from Frankfort, Michigan and just a few miles north of the famous Sleeping Bear Dunes. In addition to checking out the lighthouse, many people kick their shoes off at the entrance to the beach and enjoy walking in the white sand. Some people even go swimming - or wading - in the cool water. Rock pickers enjoy a stop here, too, as they search for the elusive Petoskey Stone among the rounded stones lining much of the water's edge. Sailboats cross or stop right in front of Pt. Betsie too, so there's always something to see. The Nature Conservancy has a large piece of land right behind the lighthouse, providing plenty of nature to enjoy as you wait to watch the sun set over Lake Michigan.

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