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McGulpin Point Lighthouse & Historic Site

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Address: 500 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: (231) 436-5860
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Description: Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected...
Emmet County owns the historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse, which protected shipping on the Straits of Mackinac against storms, fog and rocks between 1869 and 1906. It was purchased by the county in 2008, which reopened McGulpin to the public with a gala celebration on May 30, 2009. The site is approximately 10 acres and is a half mile north of the Headlands. It includes 336 feet of shoreline on the Straits with a commanding view of the Mackinac Bridge. Trail to the Straits includes new interpretive signage coming in Summer 2015! Beautifully maintained grounds and interior. There is always something new at McGulpin Point!
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Beautiful old building...worth the trip.

Interesting building, with a lot of strange sized rooms. Be careful not to smash your elbows, going up the very steep lighthouse steps... beautiful building, worth the trip. Be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Hillsdale
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Interesting building, with a lot of strange sized rooms. Be careful not to smash your elbows, going up the very steep lighthouse steps... beautiful building, worth the trip. Be sure to walk the trail behind the lighthouse, which ends at a very scenic view of the beach and mackinaw bridge.

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Oconto, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Better than expected. Nice displays and great views. Volunteer was very informative. Be sure to go to the shoreline where the views are great.

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Maumee, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we got there just as they were getting ready to close. the ladies who were there, let us look around and spend some time looking thru the lighthouse and rooms. there were 2 different videos playing about the Great lakes and shipwrecks. They were very informative and we got to leisurely browse thru all the rooms as well as climb... More 

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Spring Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Love to go here every year. June is best time to go. Love taking ladyslipper pictures. Go to take pictures every time i'm in Mackinaw City.

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northern michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Renovations are not complete, but thoroughly enjoyed. Self guided, volunteers available for questions.

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Swartz Creek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This is a great lighthouse to visit. Lots of history and you can climb to the top of the lighthouse. Very nice paths to the shoreline and a nice gift shop.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

my friend and I are lighthouse people THis was one of many we visited and were not disappointed was one of many that was easy to find

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Best place to see didn't even know it was there want to look for Headlands international Dark Sky Park next time we are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Probably from this place you hace the best view of the bridge, you can take excelent pictures in this place. The lighthouse also is great the only issues are the mosquitos!!""

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a nice surprise to find so close to Mackinaw City. Well maintained house and attached lighthouse. House is well furnished. Staff is very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.

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Address: 500 Headlands Road, Mackinaw City, MI 49701
Phone Number: (231) 436-5860
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Cheboygan County  >  Mackinaw City

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