National Lighthouse Day is August 7, 2017 and New York makes it easy to visit a lighthouse with over 60 spread accross the state, from NYC, think Statue of Liberty, (yes, it was once also a lighthouse) to Buffalo, which has 6.

Locally here in the Hudson Valley, the three lighthouses that are a familiar part of the landscape are the ones located on the Espous, the one on the Rondout and the one in Saugerties.

Is just visiting a lighthouse not enough for you? Would you ever think about buying one? There are a few that are being auctioned off right now. Of course, they are not local. You would have to move to either Michigan or Maryland if you were the winner of the auction, plus after looking at the photos, there is a great deal of work that needs to be done to bring them to a livable state.