If you are on Mackinac Island on July 10th, be sure to make the trip to Round Island for a rare opportunity to visit the lighthouse. Free tours will be conducted by Freeland Boy Scout Troop 323 from 10:00am to 4:00pm, weather permitting. The cost for round-trip transportation to Round Island is $10 and the charters will be departing from the Arnold Coal Doc on Mackinac Island. Guests must be at least 8 years old. Transportation to and from Round Island is very challenging for people who have difficulty walking or have physical issues that minimize movement. It is also necessary to transfer between boats and Round Island has rocky shores and pathways. Closed toe shoes are required.
The open house is sponsored by the USDA Forest Service, Hiawatha National Forest, Freeland Boy Scout Troop 323 and the Round Island Lighthouse Preservation Society.
I had the chance to visit the lighthouse a few weekends ago and it's worth the effort to visit. The lighthouse tower offers a fantastic view of Mackinac Island, one few people ever get to experience.
To learn more about the open house or to join the preservation society, visit: