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Crisp Point Lighthouse

Address: County Road 412, Paradise, MI
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Ranked #4 of 6 Attractions in Paradise
Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Type: Lighthouses, Landmarks
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Greensboro, NC
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98 reviews 98 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Being on the shore of Lake Superior at the end of a several mile long sand track through the woods, this place is not very easy to access. But the drive is well worth it, and you do NOT need a four wheel drive. People make the journey in sports cars, luxury vehicles and even an occasional motor home. The... More 

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Unless you are really into lighthouses, this is a long drive and not a lot to see. We were on a bird watching trip and did see a few birds and had a nice lunch in the woods.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great light. Wonderful restoration. Newly relit and now registered navigation light again. 17 miles of marginal to bad road to get there, but well worth it.

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Middlebury, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had read previously that the trek to this lighthouse was an adventure. Adventure is an understatement! Drive involves 30ish miles on dirt/mud/rutted roads. I felt like I was in an episode of Jungle Gold or some show on the Travel channel! I printed off the directions from the Crisp Point Lighthouse Historical Society. Using the GPS will take you... More 

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We followed our GPS, during a gale, and now our car has some serious damage. Otherwise, great lighthouse with a wonderful visitors centre.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This lighthouse is absolutely beautiful and worth the drive. The roads are sand and gravel - which can be a little dangerous, and can sometimes be washed out but don't let that deter you. The views of Lake Superior are beautiful and the shoreline is spectacular!

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Porterfield, Wisconsin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I wish we could have found this lighthouse, we were on the road to it, but the road was so bumpy and rutted we feared travelling on it and it seemed we were driving forever and not finding it.

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Dayton, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This wonderful lighthouse is a bit hard to reach, but well worth the drive. Sand and gravel roads through a thick stand of trees that runs by picturesque lakes, will take you to this gorgeous lighthouse situated on Lake Superior. I have seen many lighthouses and this one is absolutely among the top ten. Wood boardwalks lead from the parking... More 

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Cedar Springs, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We decided to brave the drive to Crisp Point and I'm very glad we did! It was beautiful! My children (ages 2 and 4) loved climbing the lighthouse tower, throwing rocks in the lake, and exploring the boardwalk. We enjoyed a picnic at one of the picnic tables. Despite the very long drive on bumpy dirt roads, even my husband... More 

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Oklahoma
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74 reviews 74 reviews
31 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Coming back from Whitefish Pt, we took the dirt road to the lighthouse. Such an adventure. The end result was a glorious view of Lake Superior and a very nice lighthouse. It had been foggy at Whitefish,but not at Crisp Point. It was nicely maintained, quiet, and lots of new benches.

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