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Crisp Point Lighthouse

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1944 County Road 412, Newberry, MI 49868
+1 517-230-6294
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Crisp Point Lighthouse is by far one of my most favorite places on earth. By. Far. It is well worth... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
A TripAdvisor Member
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Crisp Point Light House - An end point worth driving to on a challenging but fun unpaved road

We planned to visit this place after visiting the Tahquamenon Falls state park. We initially missed... read more

Reviewed November 19, 2017
Manjunath P
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Tampa, Florida
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Crisp Point was one of four original Lake Superior Life Saving Stations. It was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876. Plans to build Crisp Point Lighthouse were originally proposed in 1896 and every year after, until it was finally approved...more
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1944 County Road 412, Newberry, MI 49868
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+1 517-230-6294
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Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Crisp Point Lighthouse is by far one of my most favorite places on earth. By. Far. It is well worth the drive. I always pack a picnic and stay as long as possible. The lighthouse keepers are super friendly and knowledgeable. The gift shop is...More

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Reviewed November 19, 2017

We planned to visit this place after visiting the Tahquamenon Falls state park. We initially missed the turn to get to the lighthouse as the road was a mud road and went a long way ahead before realizing we were going away from the place....More

1  Thank Manjunath P
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Everything I read before going here was true. The roads are logging roads with ruts, and large puddles in the middle of woods--we were thankful for 4-wheel drive. But the lighthouse and the view from the top were beautiful, even on a chilly, windy day....More

3  Thank Cheri M
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Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

The road to get to this lighthouse is an adventure in itself. We went the day after a significant rainfall, which I would not recommend unless you have a four-wheel-drive vehicle or a minimum of a 2 wheel drive truck. Once there, it is a...More

3  Thank Jeffrey S
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

This well worth the trip if you love lighthouses. The 18 miles of gravel dirt and sand roadway are the only drawback. The first 10 miles are mainly gravel and fairly good but very dusty. The last 8 miles are narrow and sandy mainly a...More

4  Thank barrym585
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CameronLovett, Webmaster at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2017

Thanks for your great review. Glad to hear that loading the Google Maps onto your phone worked. I've heard quite a few other people say that it seems to work ok too. See you next year!

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Reviewed September 30, 2017

Worth a visit. The lighthouse is beautifully restored. Great views of the coast line from the top of the lighthouse. The road to the light house, not so much! We drove their in September on a mildly rainy day in a Honda Civic and were...More

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Reviewed September 12, 2017

I came here as a teenager and I remember having to hike out onto the beach to get a good look at the lighthouse. There was nothing else here! Now there is a visitor center, a boardwalk, and you can actually go up into the...More

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CPLHS, President at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2017

Thanks for visiting Crisp Point and for your Review. Please come back to visit again soon. Rick

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Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

If you are planning to visit this lighthouse, plan to make your way there using a vehicle with four wheel drive. I won't say which vehicle we used to travel here, but it was not the appropriate vehicle and we were nervous the whole way....More

2  Thank Kelli D
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Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

The road to the lighthouse is mostly dirt, gravel and sand. But it wasn't too bad even for us in a regular car. It was well worth the drive. The drive is very well marked so you won't turn down a logging road. The little...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2017

Crisp Point Lighthouse is an incredible hidden gem in The Upper Peninsula. Its one of our favorite spots to visit when in the U.P. and has breath taking views and unspoiled beauty. Like many have said the roads heading to the Lighthouse can be a...More

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pasadena5150
September 15, 2017|
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Response from redAzleTX | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't the stuck car review either. We went in a small rental car 3 weeks ago, and had no issues. You have to go slowly because it has ruts and high spots. If you are the driver you must be paying attention all the time... More
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kasaWisconsin
July 16, 2017|
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Response from CameronLovett | Property representative |
If you take the recommended route on our web site which is M-123 to Luce County Rd 500 to Luce County Rd 412 and take it slow and easy you should not have any problems getting there. That being said if your vehicle is not... More
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Stephanie V
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Response from CameronLovett | Property representative |
Yes, Pets need to be on a leash when on lighthouse property and any waste picked up.
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