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Point Betsie Lighthouse

3701 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635-9523
+1 231-352-7644
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Very well maintained lighthouse. They don't let children under a certain size into the actual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
brian s
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We visited on a day poorly suited to hiking (rainy & cold), and found this to be a gem. The grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wooster, Ohio
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3701 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635-9523
+1 231-352-7644
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well maintained lighthouse. They don't let children under a certain size into the actual lighthouse but that's OK. If you go stop at the beach. We had a blast looking for petoskey rocks!

Thank brian s
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited on a day poorly suited to hiking (rainy & cold), and found this to be a gem. The grounds consist of a boat house, fog signal house, and lighthouse. The boat house contained gear used by the "Life Savers", or early Coast Guard,...More

Thank lgregg2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

The lighthouse is well maintained and if you're into lighthouses, it is a must see. But, the beach has eroded so that is not so good if beach is what you want. I enjoyed just looking out at the spectacular blue water and seeing a...More

Thank Maryl0u43
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Michigan + Lighthouse = beautiful . Great stop for the family. Hunted for Petosky stones on the beach

Thank Brandi M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We always make it a point, (pun intended) to visit the Betsie Point Lighthouse. We picked up several bags of Lake Michigan rocks for our Park Model in Florida; to bring a little piece of Michigan to Florida. The museum is also very interesting!

Thank dennisandcarold
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not get there in time to tour lighthouse but caught a beautiful sunset with beautiful views of the lighthouse and blooming lilacs!

Thank Touringsisters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just beautiful! We've been several times. A must see when in the Frankfort area! Late spring, when the lilacs are in bloom, is a bonus!

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped on Memorial Day. It was neat to get the history from the attendants. The photogenic light house and grounds were a fun stop for the family.

Thank GaylordTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Point Betsie Light quickly on our way South from Traverse City. It is very apparent that the light is well kept and in no need of money! While we didn't go up the light, we did walk around the...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was so excited to see Pt Betsie as our granddaughter had been there last summer. We live in SoCalifornia and have visited many along the west coast. We love lighthouses and this one looked special. To our surprise it was closed. You couldn't even walk...More

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Is the beach at Point Betsie dog friendly?
April 27, 2017|
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Response from roscoepcoltrane | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most beaches in the area are.
When is the lighthouse open for tours
August 2, 2016|
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Response from DJB2012 | Reviewed this property |
The Point Betsie Lighthouse has a website that posts their hours of operation. Just search "Point Betsie." There are a lot of interesting facts and history about the lighthouse on their website. Following are their basic... More
What are the hours & admission? Also how far from Traverse City?
August 1, 2016|
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Response from Mara M | Property representative |
35 minutes - Another option is Grand Traverse Lighthouse