Escanaba, MI: Sand Point Lighthouse

This marks the beginning of the end -- our trip south to return home from Marquette. Once again we decided to follow the lake along its western shore, through the rest of Michigan, then Wisconsin and Illinois. Our final lighthouse in Michigan was the Sand Point Lighthouse in Escanaba.

We arrived at the lighthouse just barely too late to go inside (our trip to Sugarloaf Mountain had been in the morning), so we just contented ourselves to looking at it from the outside. There is a small parking lot here, as well as a walking path. You can just see a few other "lighthouses" (the not-as-pretty kind) out in the water from the trail. We had a fantastic day and were content to read the information signs and walk along the path for a little while.

But the best part of this lighthouse stop was that there was a to-scale replica of the lighthouse on what looked like a parade float. Obviously the only thing to do was pretend to be Godzilla.

Have you ever found something random (but awesome) on a sightseeing stop? This replica was behind the Historical Society's building, which is right across from the lighthouse, and we never would have seen it if we hadn't taken a walk on the path.
Escanaba, MI: Sand Point Lighthouse Escanaba, MI: Sand Point Lighthouse Reviewed by Maria on 3:00:00 PM Rating: 5

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