There’s something evocative about lighthouses, the way their bright beams pierce the darkness. Since 1826, there has been a lighthouse on the shores of Lake Erie, near Dunkirk Harbor.
Today, the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veteran’s Park Museum (rebuilt in 1876) still serves on active duty, guiding ships—or, at least, pleasure boats—to safety. Climb the spiral stairway to the upper observation level for a great look at how great a Great Lake really is!
The small military museum honors those who served in the Armed Services and the grounds are great for picnics.