Our last adventure during our trip to Tahquamenon Falls was to Crisp Point Lighthouse! I remember learning about this lighthouse years ago, and read about how it had been abandoned for years, and they finally opened up a road to see it. Now it's beautifully maintained, with a gift shop, restrooms, and there's a seasonal lighthouse keeper up there to keep it open for you! This is another lighthouse where you can let yourself in, climb up the tower yourself, and you can even open the door to the top of the tower and walk out on the balcony. I just love it. It provides such a beautiful view of Lake Superior, and the fall foliage made it even better!
I got this sweater from Avery's closet (an amazing local photographer and the sweetest gal ever) during a recent Grab Re Sell swap event I went to! As soon as I saw it, I immediately traded her something from my closet. (She went for a Madewell gray sweater vest and wore it here adorably.) But yeah, definitely a good trade! I love this sweater for autumn. It's such a pretty color and is so cozy! I brought a skirt to wear during our trip, but it was just sliiiightly too chilly, so jeans and duck boots it is! Thankfully I brought plenty of plaid blanket scarves to wrap up in. It was windy by the lakeshore. Those gale November winds aren't too far off!
For a few little facts about this lighthouse... it's located about 14.5 miles down the shore from Whitefish Point (from our last post, if you missed it). It was built in 1875, and named after a boatman named Christopher Crisp. Back then, there was a lifesaving station and quarters, a two family brick light keeper's house, a brick fog signal building, oilhouse, two barns, a boathouse and landing, and all that remains today is this structure. Crazy! It was decommissioned in 1993, and left abandoned, until efforts were made to restore the light so Lake Superior didn't wash it away! Even today, they are still making improvements to it, and it's beautiful. Definitely worth a trip if you're visiting Tahquamenon Falls. Just make sure you're ready for a 20 mile trip each way on a very long, very winding dirt road. I definitely got a little carsick!
I hope you guys enjoyed our posts from Tahquamenon Falls! This is the part of blogging that I honestly love the most. It's such a good "excuse" to get out and explore these beautiful scenic spots. If I never started my blog in 2009, I'm not quite sure I would be where I am right now, or have gone on all of these adventures. I can honestly say now... this is by far one of the best parts of my life. I feel most happy when I'm adventuring around this beautiful state, taking photos, finding something new, or having the comfort of coming back to something I've already seen and having it still take my breath away. Michigan, you forever have my heart.