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Distance:
0.5 Miles / 0.8 km
Type:
Out-and-Back
Difficulty:
Easy
Time to Hike:
~15 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Universal Access
Park:
Lakeview Park
Town:
Manistique, Michigan
Directions:
45.95039, -86.2457
Added:
September 25, 2022
Updated:
October 06, 2022

The Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse walk at Lakeview Park in Manistique, Michigan
is an easy 0.5-mile out-and-back walk that leads along a universally accessible boardwalk that provides views of the lighthouse.

Universal Accessibility
Note that this walk begins along a paved trail that eventually turns into a boardwalk - both are universally accessible; however, this track leaves the accessible trail and leads into the sand where it ends at the breakwater - that portion is not universally accessible (i.e. reaching the breakwater and the base of the lighthouse is not universally accessible).

This is not a hike but rather a short walk along the Manistique Boardwalk to get views of the Manistique East Breakwater Lighthouse. Walkers will get views of the lighthouse from the Manistique Boardwalk or from the beach, but the views are arguably nicer from the boardwalk than from up-close on the breakwater. Note that this boardwalk trail continues much further than the provided track.

Fishing
The breakwater is a popular fishing location for locals as the breakwater provides a pier and access to the base of the lighthouse.

Parking
Walkers will find parking at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to fit a couple dozen vehicles.

Pets
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.

Warning
Breakwater waves: During storms, the breakwater is not safe to walk on (for fishing or other purposes). Do not get washed away by the waves and stay off of the breakwater during inclement weather.

Explore 1 trail near Manistique, MI
  1. Parking

    45.95039, -86.2457
  2. Main Trailhead

    45.95039, -86.2457
  3. Manistique Lighthouse from beginning of breakwater

    45.948089, -86.244308
    Manistique Lighthouse from beginning of breakwater
  4. Manistique Lighthouse from the boardwalk

    45.948581, -86.243447
    Manistique Lighthouse from the boardwalk
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21 '

Total Change
21 '

Ascent
21 '

Descent

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0.5 miles / 0.8 km
Trail added
September 25, 2022
Hiked on
September 22, 2022
Updated on
October 06, 2022
0.5 miles / 0.8 km
September 22, 2022
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