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Leelanau State Park

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Address: 15310 N Lighthouse Point Road, Northport, MI
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Pretty lighthouse

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 29, 2015
Staunton, Virginia
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Staunton, Virginia
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

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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120 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 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 4 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 

1 Thank ernieo17
Clayton, Ohio
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54 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
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank CarrieNSC
Farmer City, Illinois
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77 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Although we did not stady here, we did drive and look at campsites and layout. Its nicely laid out. A mix of shade and sun. If you want closest to water, it seems those sites are mostly NON shaded. If you dont mind a little walk, their are some excellent shaded sites. We walked to the litehouse, then down to... More 

1 Thank bearmde
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We have camped here for a week the past two summers. A nice, quiet, rustic campground right on Lake Michigan. Drinkable water available (although not the best tasting), vault toilets (that are well maintained). Water front is not sandy for swimming but give beautiful views from camp. Firewood and ice available at ranger station. Playground (not great) for kids. Lighthouse... More 

2 Thank Maggie E
Detroit, Michigan
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24 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Beautiful park for camping, picnicking or just spending the day touring the lighthouse and grounds. There are some hiking trails that take you through the woods toward the lake. (Not sure if there is swimming.) State Park entrance fee required. You can tour the lighthouse and even climb the tour. It is about 45 mins to 1 hour north of... More 

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