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.
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.
The breakwater is a popular fishing location for locals as the breakwater provides a pier and access to the base of the lighthouse.
Walkers will find parking at the coordinates provided. The lot is large enough to fit a couple dozen vehicles.
Dogs are allowed if leashed and their waste must be carried out by the hiker.
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.
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