Guided Activities

A Park Ranger talking to a group of four visitors on a sandy beach looking out on a lake with sailboats.
A Park Ranger engaging visitors on Stockton Island.

NPS Photo/ Neil Howk

 

What is available?

Park staff offer a variety of informal activities from June to September. Check at park visitor centers or bulletin boards for specific times, topics, and locations. There may be times when staff are not available.

  • Raspberry Island - Park staff will be available 7 days/week mid June – Labor Day to greet and orient visitors to the lighthouse grounds. Guided tours of the lighthouse are available for a fee. The lightkeeper’s skiff is on display in the fog signal building. Daily hours 10am - 5pm.

  • Michigan Island- Volunteer staff will be available 7 days/week mid to late June – Labor Day to greet and orient visitors to the lighthouse grounds. Interpretive displays are available for self-guided walking tours of the Old Light for free when staffed. Guided tours of the new Michigan Island Light are available for a fee. the. Daily hours 9am - 4:30pm.

  • Sand Island- Volunteer staff will be available 7 days/week mid to late June – Labor Day to greet and orient visitors at the Ranger Station near the East Bay dock. Guided tours of the Sand Island Light are available for a fee. Hours daily 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 3pm.

  • Stockton Island- Presque Isle VC- Park staff are available 7 days/week, mid June – Labor Day, to greet and orient visitors. Daily hours 9am - 4pm.

  • Manitou Island- Volunteer staff will be available 7 days/week late June – Labor Day to greet and orient visitors to the grounds and structures. The historic commercial fishing camp and buildings will be open for viewing. Daily 9am - 4pm.

  • Hokenson Brothers Fishery - Located at Little Sand Bay. Step back in time and visit the Hokenson family commercial fishing operation. The twine shed and Twilight fishing boat are on display for self-guided tours as well as other interpretive displays. Outdoor exhibits are always available.

 
A Park Ranger dressed in a dark suit and hat as a lighthouse keeper waves from the front porch of a white house with red trim.
Park Ranger dressed as a Light Keeper greets visitors on Raspberry Island Lighthouse Station.

NPS Photo/ S. Palmer

Last updated: May 16, 2022

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