Superior Entry Lighthouse (aka Wisconsin Point Lighthouse) is an interesting and attractive structure which has stood guard protecting ships entering and exiting Superior Bay since 1913.
The light and attached fog horn building sits within a 10-mile (16 km) long sand bar stretching between the ports of Duluth and Superior. This sand bar is reputedly the longest freshwater sand bar in the world, making the Duluth–Superior Harbor one of the safest harbors in the world. The sand bar is split by an opening near its center. It is here (on the Wisconsin side of the sand bar) that the Superior Entry Lighthouse is located. The Minnesota side of the opening is known as "Minnesota Point" (aka Park Point) and the Wisconsin side is known as "Wisconsin Point".
Due to time restraints, I couldn't walk all the way up to the lighthouse, but from where I was standing, it looked like a long hike. I was also warned by the locals that the walk out to the lighthouse is a difficult one, as most of the pier to the lighthouse is comprised of large rocks/boulders placed in a seemingly random arrangement, with only about the last 100 feet leading to the foot of the lighthouse made of smooth concrete. I was also informed that the general public is not allowed to enter the lighthouse as it became automated in 1970. Since then it's doors have been locked.
The drive out to the lighthouse is a pretty and relatively smooth one, as much of the road has been repaved.
I enjoyed my trek out to Superior Entry Lighthouse as it was a nice change from the hustle and bustle of the city.