Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
No
ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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The first lighthouse to be built on Point Iroquois was completed in 1855. The brick buildings that stand today were built in 1870. This lighthouse marked a narrow channel from Lake Superior into the St. Mary’s River. The name Point Iroquois comes from a 1662 battle where the local Ojibwa tribe defeated an Iroquois war party. The lighthouse is located about seven miles north of Brimley, Michigan on West Lake Shore Drive/Iroquois Road (12942 West Lakeshore Drive).

The Point Iroquois lighthouse was in service for 107 years; it was replaced by an automatic light in the channel off Gros Cap, Ontario. The Point Iroquois Lighthouse was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

The lighthouse is open to the public in the summer and fall; see the Hiawatha National Forest Website for hours and dates. Visitors are able to climb to the top of the 65-foot tower using a spiral staircase.

 

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open from

June 15 to October 16

Pros

Lighthouse on the shore of Lake Superior.

Cons

Limited days/hours to visit inside the lighthouse.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

Family friendly
Lighthouse
Near lake or river
Flushing toilets

Location

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