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Address: 15310 N Lighthouse Point Road, Northport, MI
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nice quiet park at the end of the road

camped here for the color tour we took in Oct. We tented and all the sites were nice.they are sort of tiered so you can be near the shoreline or back in the woods. Last night we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
s g
lansing mi
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lansing mi
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287 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

camped here for the color tour we took in Oct. We tented and all the sites were nice.they are sort of tiered so you can be near the shoreline or back in the woods. Last night we stayed in one of the cabins. There are two smaller ones next to each other and one away from the others and is... More 

Thank s g
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

A group of 3 of us stayed in July of 2015. We were initially given a camp site that was not big enough for 2 tents. So, we got to pick our own and I need up right by the lake. We could not readily see the lake due to brush and low water levels but could walk close to... More 

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A local told us to take the trail hike to the beach, just past the airport on M22, 4 miles south of the state park entrance. So glad we did. A beautiful, easy hike, only about 1 mile one way, that goes all the way to the beautiful sandy beach. Once you get to the entrance to the state park,... More 

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Staunton, Virginia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Facilities were closed when we got there, but we were able to get some great pictures of the lighthouse and walk along the beach

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Silvis, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Made our trip to the Grand Traverse Lighthouse again today and this is my favorite spot ever! Love to climb up into the tower and look for miles at the beautiful blue water. Since the lighthouse closes at 5 daily, I am sure to get there early enough to spend time in the tower! Worth the state park fee and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

By the second day of our Labor Day Weekend tour of Michigan, the trip was already becoming a lighthouse tour, so we decided to add another by visiting the Grand Traverse Lighthouse at Leelanau State Park. We were met at the gate by a uniformed teen, and we explained that we were here to see the lighthouse. He charged us... More 

2 Thank DMartin216
Troy, Michigan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The Lelanau State Park is beautiful! I love the lighthouse park at the tip of north port. There are many walking trails, some along the water and some in the forest. Nice sandy beach too. If you love trees especially cedar check out the lighthouse!

Thank m00nlake
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Very nice lighthouse, but the best thing about this park is the miles of hiking trails through an old growth beech/hemlock forest. There are also some old northern white cedar trees at the entrance of the park that are probably hundreds of years old. My favorite part is Cathead Bay Beach. Park at the end of Densmore Road and hike... More 

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Clayton, Ohio
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Drove 10 miles fom town 1 way, only to find out the lighthouse closes at 5:00 everyday. Noted there was a $4 charge during open hours.

Thank 2up-BMW
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81 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We stopped here on our way around Leelanau Peninsula, and walked around the lighthouse and out onto the shoreline. The views were incredible, and it is a beautiful section of Lake Michigan. All of the campers seemed pretty happy with the accommodations as well.

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