1870 Lighthouse, Presque Isle, Michigan
HOMESTEAD PARK,  just north of the Birch Hill Grocery, offers the public a  tennis court, basketball court, volleyball court, playground equipment and restroom. Located next to the Kauffman Homestead Building and Gift Shop, Grand Lake Chapel and District Library. Located just minutes north of the Grand Lake Hotel.


New Presque Isle Lighthouse info  
New & Old P.I. Lighthouse info, Alpena Visitors Bureau
New P.I. Lighthouse info, Wikipedia
New Presque Isle Twp Lighthouse info

Gift shop & lighthouse, 989-595-9917, open mid May to mid October 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm.

The 1905 keepers house/museum, 989-595-5419, open June 15 to Labor Day, Sundays from 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. September & October weekends only.

The grounds include a park with restrooms, picnic tables, grills, playground, picnic pavilion, 1870 light tower, keepers dwelling, 1905 keepers residence and gift shop. The 99 acre park is surrounded on three sides by beautiful Lake Huron with numerous nature trails and rocky beaches. It is the perfect place to watch the sun set. The facility is within minutes of the Grand Lake Hotel.


Old & New Presque Isle info, Alpena Visitors Bureau
Old P.I. Lighthouse info, Wikipedia
Old Presque Isle Twp Lighthouse info
Keepers dwelling and museum with detached light tower, 989-595-6979, open mid May to Mid October 7 days a week, 9am to 6pm.
The beautiful grounds are located at the entrance to the Presque Isle Harbour. (Additional information). This is a beautiful site for a picnic lunch. There is a gift shop, port-a-john, no grills, no playground...just peace and quiet. The original owner of the Grand Lake Hotel at one time owned this lighthouse and property for his guests to visit and picnic with their families. The facility is within minutes of the Grand Lake Hotel.


40 Mile Point Lighthouse
40 Mile Point Lighthouse, Wikipedia
2013 Lighthouse Festival

Open the Friday before Memorial day to the end of the Great Lakes Lighthouse Festival in mid October. Tour hours are Tuesday thru Sunday 10am to 4pm. Many structures that were part of the installation remain; the lighthouse, lighthouse keepers quarters, bunkhouse, foghorn signal building, oil house and brick outhouse. The surrounding park also houses the wheelhouse of the first Calcite freighter.

Take US-23 north of Rogers City approximately 7 miles. The lighthouse is located in Presque Isle County's Lighthouse Park. DO NOT TURN at 40 Mile Point Ave. A brown "Lighthouse 1/2 mile" sign is located just beyond 40 Mile Point Ave. As you approach the park, you will see a large, brown Lighthouse Park sign on the right side of the road. The park entrance is approximately 100 yards north of this sign. The lighthouse is located 35 minuets north of the Grand Lake Hotel.

Min-Hunt Nature Preserve - of the Thunder Bay Audubon Society

This is a Mature woods and old apple orchard with a nice hiking trail through it. Warblers and woodland species abound.

Located at the north end of Long Lake in Presque Isle County, this preserve is owned by the Thunder Bay Audubon Society. From the Hotel turn right onto East Grand Lake Road and continue west at the township hall on Rayburn Highway. Turn left onto US23 (south) and turn right (west) on Shubert Highway. Go 1.5 miles, a sign on the north side of the road marks the preserve. 15 minutes. Additional Information

Alpena City--25 minutes

Alpena Golf Club--25 minutes

Alpena Wildlife Sanctuary--25 minutes

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary--30 minutes

Rogers City--30 minutes

Mackinaw City--1 hr 35 minutes

Mackinac Island--travel time varies with ferry departures

Mackinac Bridge Cams

Harbor Springs--1 hr 50 minutes

Petoskey--1 hr 50 minutes

Leggs Inn Restaurant--2 hrs

Charlevoix--2 hrs 10 minutes

The Locks in Sault Ste Marie--2 hrs 40 minutes

Traverse City--3 hrs 10 minutes

Whitefish Point Lighthouse--3 hours

Tahquamenon Falls State Park--3 hrs 15 minutes

Frankenmuth--3 hrs 30 minutes

Inland Waterway--at your leisure

Heritage Route 23--at your leisure