Wawatam Lighthouse, Saint Ignace

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#4 of 8 in Historic Sites in Mackinac County
Wawatam Lighthouse is an automated, modern lighthouse that guards the harbor of St. Ignace, Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac. It was originally erected near Monroe, Michigan as an iconic roadside attraction in 1998, and was first lit as an aid to navigation in St. Ignace in August 2006.
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  • This is a super cute little boardwalk out to the tiny lighthouse. The view of the lake is lovely, a good spot for pictures. The boardwalk and "park" leading to the lighthouse are also quite nice. My.....  more »
  • Pretty little (faux) lighthouse on a wooden boardwalk. Was a nice rest after Castle Rock before heading out of the UP. A bit tricky to find where the parking lot is (there's a restaurant there; signs....  more »
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  • We enjoyed a nice walk down the boardwalk, read the history of the boardwalk and the Chief Dock, learned a little history, enjoyed a beautiful view of the lake, rang the old train bell and then the kids enjoyed the splash pad. It is a really beautiful little park. You could totally drive right past it if you didn't know what you were looking for.
  • It was so beautiful and the placards with historical information along the way were quite informative. The garden nooks were very pretty as well.

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