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Au Sable Light Station tours free

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore’s Au Sable Light Station is offering tours free seven days a week for the 2024 summer season.

Tours at the light station will now be offered every day instead of just five days a week as in previous years.

Tours will be offered at 11 a.m., noon, 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The light station tours are 40 minutes to an hour long. Tours consist of a guided walk around the grounds and support buildings, followed by a climb up the lighthouse tower to learn about the tower’s original Fresnel lens, and to experience the great view from the top of the lighthouse.

The Au Sable Light Station is located 12 miles west of Grand Marais on County Road H-58. To reach the light station, park at the Hurricane River Lower Loop day-use area and take the trail 1.5 miles east.

Biting flies can be fierce in the area, so visitors may wish to wear long pants and a bug net.

Learn more about the Au Sable Light Station at https://www.nps.gov/piro/learn/historyculture/ausablelightstation.htm.

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