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Tawas Point Light - Tawas Point State Park

The Cape Cod of the Midwest!
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A nature lover's paradise. The park sits on a point that juts out into Lake Huron. Sandy beaches run along both the bayside and lakeside of the point. For hikers, an interpretive trail runs from the campground to the tip of the park's sandy crescent. Because of its location it attracts a large variety of waterfowl and shorebirds. A birding festival occurs the 3rd weekend in May. The site is also home to a large monarch butterfly population.

 

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The Tawas Point Lighthouse serves as the sole representative of a true Victorian-era style station on the Great Lakes. In 1852, construction started, and the lighthouse was commissioned in 1853. After the lighthouse was built, many problems were encountered. Shifting sands caused the point to be extended by nearly a mile. Moreover, the structure was failing, and a ship disaster in the 1870s led to the decision to construct a new lighthouse in 1875. In 1876, construction was completed, with a final cost of $30,000. At night, the keeper's house and tower are illuminated with exterior lights. Tours are available during the summer months.

 

Campground: There are 195 modern sites with a shallow swimming beach. Very child-friendly! There are also horseshoe pits, a volleyball area, and a ball diamond. A picnic area is available for day-use.

 

Available in Spring Available in Summer Available in Fall Fee Required

Address:
686 Tawas Beach Rd
East Tawas, MI
GPS Coordinates:
44.254, -83.449
Contact:
 
Events
Sunday, June 01, 2014 to Saturday, December 20, 2014
Thursday, October 09, 2014 to Sunday, October 12, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014 to Saturday, October 18, 2014
 
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Tawas Point Light - Tawas Point State Park Events
June, 2014
6/1/2014 to 12/20/2014
October, 2014
10/9/2014 to 10/12/2014
10/17/2014 to 10/18/2014
 

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