6 Amazing Great Lakes Islands to Explore

Great Lakes Islands - Six Islands to Explore on the Great Lakes

With over 35,000 islands, the salt and shark-free Great Lakes have some of the most inviting and unique chances for island exploring anywhere in the world. Some of these magnificent island destinations are only accessible by boat or float plane, while others offer regularly scheduled ferry service. Here are six choice island destinations to explore.

Capac Michigan’s Amazing Historical Museum and Railroad Depot

Capac Depot - Front

The Capac Railroad Depot is a bit off the beaten path. Situated east of Imlay City, it maintains the vibrant small town rural charm found in Michigan. The town is located between Port Huron and Flint. The historic railroad depot is also home to one of the finest small town museums in the region.

Fort Gratiot Mi Lighthouse – Guarding Southern Lake Huron Since 1829


Fort Gratiot light was built in April 1829. It was situated north of an older tower light that has collapsed into the St. Clair river after a violent storm. The tower was constructed of brick to the height of 65 feet. In 1862 the height was increased to 82 feet to match the focal point of  a new 4th order Fresnel lens.