Cheboygan State Park is rich with history, including the locally famous Cheboygan Lighthouse that was built on the grounds in 1859. This structure was a replacement of the original that was destroyed by heavy ice and winds in 1851. After it ended formal operations in 1930, the property was transferred to the state at which time it became a park museum and gift shop.
Tours for this well-preserved structure are given throughout the year and can be booked on the Michigan DNR website. Sorry pet owners, but you'll have to leave your companions outside for this particular activity. Hikers are going to have a field day in the over 11 miles of trails located in Cheboygan State Park. These trails provide multiple levels of difficulty, ranging from flat expanses of shoreline to high graded inclines.
Many of these trails run onto scenic overlooks that give marvelous views of adjacent Lake Huron. If you're looking to bring a dog along for on-foot explorations, make sure they're kept on a sturdy leash and that you pick up any messes that that might leave behind. If you're looking to stay for the night, Cheboygan State Park has a total of 23 campsites that are available to guests.
These 23 sites all come standard with electric and water hookups, as well as a fire ring, grinning area, and picnic table. If you're a guest who perhaps wants a more luxurious stay, Cheboygan State Park also offers fully furnished cabins. They all come standard with climate controls, a kitchenette, and a full bathroom.
While beds are provided, bedding must be brought by guests. For those visitors who are bringing a dog along for their cabin stay, there's an additional deposit required up front. Dogs visiting the traditional campgrounds must be on a leash throughout their visit. The park's Duncan Bay offers boating for non-powered craft, including sailboats, kayaks, and canoes.