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Crisp Point Lighthouse

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So Worth The Drive

Had I known it was a 38 mile round-trip drive, I wouldn't have gone, and that would have been... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
White Haven, Pennsylvania
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Wonderful experience

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Pack a lunch and watch the waves and ships on Lake... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toledo, Ohio
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“long drive”(21 reviews)
“dirt road”(22 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had I known it was a 38 mile round-trip drive, I wouldn't have gone, and that would have been tragic. What a beautiful spot. Got some great pics of my dogs on the beach, with the light behind them, one of which wound up as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great way to spend an afternoon. Pack a lunch and watch the waves and ships on Lake Superior! On the map the trip from the main road does not appear to be that far... the roads are not paved and twist and turn...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed December 6, 2018

We thought we were just stopping by on our way to Newberry. HAHA 18 miles later on a seasonal logging road. What a drive. If the road is crappy then probably should have a larger 4 wheel drive vehicle. Worth the drive, BEAUTIFUL view with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

Crisp point is a beautiful gem! From the history to the present time, there is so much to learn about this place. It is a very remote setting with alot of room to hang out on the beautiful beach, stroll the boardwalks and have a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

We visited for the second time this June. The road to this lighthouse can vary a lot depending on weather conditions. If there has been a lot of rain it can be very muddy and full of large water puddles. Or if little rain it...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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CPLHS, President cplhs at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

Thanks for visiting and your words of wisdom. Hope you can make it again next year.

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoys this lighthouse because not a lot of people seem to visit. It's quiet and pretty. We usually pack a cooler and picnic. While they don't have tables and grills... there's enough grass to make it work. If you're in the area I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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CPLHS, President CPLHS at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Hi, just curious if you are reviewing the right lighthouse? it's true we do get fewer visitors this time of year but we do have picnic tables for our visitors and we do not have any grass . Anyway thanks for visiting and hope you...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

Worth the drive. Yes it’s a little long but not as long as other reviewers say. The road is dirt but is well maintained. The hosts were super friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018

Beautiful light in a gorgeous setting but the way to get here is an adventure of its own. Miles of rough twisting and turning sandy road. Some places are narrow and blind curves, so go slow and use extreme caution. The view from here is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

We visited this light house while visiting Mackinaw Island. Three families in 3 different cars visited the lighthouse. The last 5 miles to the lighthouse consists of a dirt rode, which small cars should avoid, especially if it rains and the road gets muddy.Cell phone...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CPLHS, President CPLHS at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2018

Thanks for your great review. The road can be a change from time to time, however we are working with the County Road Commission to improve it. The biggest problem is the Logging Trucks tear it up faster than it can be repaired. In a...More

Reviewed September 16, 2018

This trip was two adventures in one!!! The first adventure was the dirt road that seems like it goes on forever! It actually was great fun navigating the ruts and occasional mud hole!!! At the end of this dirt road was the most amazing view,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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CPLHS, President CPLHS at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Thanks for your nice review and for visiting Crisp Point Lighthouse.

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August 20, 2018|
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Response from ppaul49 | Reviewed this property |
We were in a standard minivan and did just fine. Rough road just makes you take it slow. I think after hard rains or early/late in the season would change things a bit. If it gets too hairy just turn around but they are... More
June 25, 2018|
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Response from CPLHS | Property representative |
Hi, the roads to the lighthouse (CR500 & Cr412) have been in really good shape this year. There has been limited Logging Truck traffic so that has helped to keep the road better. It has been really dry in our area so... More
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