Visiting The Lighthouse
The Portage River Lighthouse is privately owned and there are active restoration projects underway. As a result, the property is generally not open to the public, unless on a designated open house day. Those dates will be shared with members of our newsletter first. Be sure to sign up on the pop-up or the form in the footer so you can stay notified.
You can view the lighthouse at any time from the designated gravel area at the end of the road in front of the property. Please be respectful of the neighbors and do not trespass on their yards either.
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Location: Portage River Lighthouse in Jacobsville
Places to Stay & Things to Do
Amongst the woods and pasture at the end of a road awaits your humble and cozy cabin. Hiking, snowshoeing, Lake Superior beaches, lighthouses, private sunset, dark skies...or simply resting. Off the beaten path while also being a launch pad for your Keweenaw Peninsula explorations!
Seasonal Farm Stand
Seasonally available produce, jams and jellies, fresh baked rustic bread, eggs, wild foraged herbal tea blends, maple syrup, and more are stocked Saturdays, May – September. The farm stand is in partnership with White Sky Woods and Circle Back Farm.
For more than a century, the Big Bay Lighthouse has acted as a beacon guiding mariners safely home. In 1941 the lighthouse was automated, and then in 1986 the two-story brick building adjoining the tower were converted into a Bed and Breakfast.
Experience the ultimate tour of the Keweenaw waterway. Choose from a Jacobsville Lighthouse and sandstone cliffs tour, an awe-inspiring Superior Sunset cruise, or a brand new adventure that takes you from Lac La Belle to Keystone Bay, at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula.