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So a trip to Point Iroquois means a trip to the shores of Lake Superior in the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. Here, you can see where the Point Iroquois Lighthouse stands. This is one of the many Lake Superior lighthouses.

 

Point Iroquois Lighthouse: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan lighthouses. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouses. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouses. up michigan travel blog

 

 

 

 

It also means a trip to the shores of Lake Superior. There’s a boardwalk that starts from the lighthouse that will allow you to take a walk along the shoreline.

 

Point Iroquois: Trail to Lake Superior in Upper Peninsula. Michigan beaches. up michigan travel blog

 

There’s a small beach area where you can also try searching for special Lake Superior rocks. 

 

Point Iroquois beach: Lake Superior beaches in Upper Peninsula. Michigan beaches. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach: Lake Superior beaches in Upper Peninsula. Michigan beaches. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach: Lake Superior beaches in Upper Peninsula. Michigan beaches. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach for agate stones, rock hunting, colorful rocks: Lake Superior beaches in Upper Peninsula. Michigan beaches. up michigan travel blog

 

Once you’re at Point Iroquois, you’ll find some spots with benches where you can sit and take in the views of Lake Superior. 

 

Point Iroquois: Trail to Lake Superior in Upper Peninsula. Michigan beaches. up michigan travel blog

 

The Point Iroquois Lighthouse is one of the lighthouses that is a part of Hiawatha National Forest.

 

Point Iroquois Lighthouse: Hiawatha National Forest lighthouses in Upper Peninsula Michigan. up michigan travel blog

 

Read the history of Point Iroquois Lighthouse.

 

Point Iroquois Lighthouse history: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

 

 

 
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Where to stay in the Upper Peninsula:
- Bear Cove Inn (St Ignace MI, just across the Mackinac Bridge)
- Moosewood Inn (St Ignace MI)
- Best Western Harbour Pointe Lakefront (St Ignace MI)
- Roam Inn (Munising MI near Pictured Rocks)
- Comfort Inn Munising Lakefront (Munising MI)
- Superior Stay Hotel (Marquette MI)
- Staybridge Suites Marquette
- Peterson's Cottages (Western UP near Porcupine Mountains and Keweenaw Peninsula)

 

 

And now…

A bit of what a trip to Point Iroquois can be like!

PHOTOS!

 

I made a visit to Point Iroquois in July 2020.

At that time, the Point Iroquois lighthouse museum and tower was closed because of healthy safety reasons. In normal times, it would be possible to climb up the lighthouse tower to get grand views of Lake Superior, and even look across the lake to see Canada!

To see if the museum and tower will be open in 2021, you can take a look at the Hiawatha National Forest website before you go.

Even if the lighthouse building is closed, it’s still possible to walk around the lighthouse grounds and along the Lake Superior shoreline.

 

So you can make your destination for google maps the Point Iroquois Lighthouse and it will get you there. You’ll end up on the Whitefish Bay National Forest Scenic Byway.

 

Driving to Point Iroquois Lighthouse. up michigan travel blog

Driving to Point Iroquois Lighthouse. up michigan travel blog

Driving the Whitefish Bay scenic byway to Point Iroquois Lighthouse. up michigan travel blog

 

And then you’ll see a glimpse of the lighthouse as you drive into the parking lot!

 

Point Iroquois Lighthouse parking. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse parking. up michigan travel blog

 

So once you park, the lighthouse will be like right there and then you can walk around the lighthouse grounds.

Also stop to read the informational signs that will tell you about some history about the Point Iroquois area of Michigan!

 

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois Lighthouse museum and tower: Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

 

 

Trail to Lake Superior and Point Iroquois beach

From the lighthouse, you can get a glimpse of Lake Superior and you’ll also see the trail that leads to the shoreline. The boardwalk makes somewhat of a loop around.

 

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach, Lake Superior beach in upper peninsula. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach, Lake Superior beach in upper peninsula. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach, Lake Superior beach in upper peninsula. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach, Lake Superior beach in upper peninsula. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois beach, Lake Superior beach in upper peninsula. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Point Iroquois from Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Boardwalk trail to Point Iroquois beach on Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

 

 

And that’s a bit of what a visit to the Point Iroquois Lighthouse can be like!

 

The Brimley State Park campground is a 15 minute drive from the Point Iroquois Lighthouse if you will be camping in the UP. This state park has a Lake Superior beach. Or, see more state park campgrounds in the UP along the Great Lakes!

 

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HAPPY VISIT TO POINT IROQUOIS AND LAKE SUPERIOR!

 

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