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Address: 15310 N Lighthouse Point Road, Northport, MI
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Nice place to take in the beautiful view of Lake Michigan

Great place to go for a walk along the shore. Great place to catch the sun rise or sunset. Today it was a sunny winter day. We did some wine tasting on the way here. Great place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go for a walk along the shore. Great place to catch the sun rise or sunset. Today it was a sunny winter day. We did some wine tasting on the way here. Great place to take a leisurely drive to

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lansing mi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 

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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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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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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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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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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 

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Troy, Michigan
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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!

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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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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.

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