The only thing more romantic than sunsets are lighthouses and the Lake Huron Shoreline is dotted with them. Two of the famous imperial lighthouses built by contractor John Brown grace our shoreline, standing guard over the hidden dangers beneath Lake Huron's waters.
Kincardine's pretty white wooden frame lighthouse is in a unique location. Not only does it guide boats safely into the harbour, it is only a short walk from the downtown core. It, too, is open for a limited season for visitors. Climb a lighthouse a day and bring your camera! The view from the top of all three is a memory to be treasured. The Lighthouse Museum adjacent to the tower remains open seasonally to provide information concerning the tower and its' history.
While Paisley does not have a lighthouse, it is the proud home of a restored hose tower very similar in shape to a lighthouse. Even without a flashing light on top, it is fondly referred to as Paisley's lighthouse and is a definite reference point for both vehicular and river traffic.
Southampton is not only home to Chantry Island Lighthouse, but also home to three small range lights, two positioned fore and aft on the Saugeen River, and one sitting out among cottage country on McNab Point.
Tours of the range lights are not available, but they make great photo shoots!
- Point Clark Lighthouse
- Kincardine Lighthouse
The only lighthouse "downtown" - open for tours July & August
- Chantry Island Lighthouse
Restored lighthouse and keepers quarters - only accessible by boat - tours available.
- Southampton Range Lights
- Small lighthouses along the coast.