New Presque Isle Lighthouse

New Presque Isle Lighthouse

New Presque Isle Lighthouse
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  • Garden guy
    Alma, Michigan281 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place to visit
    Nice lighthouse--well worth the climb to the top. Beautiful photo opportunities. There are plenty of picnic areas including some right along the Lake Huron Shore. The restrooms are easily accessible if you have a physical handicap.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 18, 2023
  • siglerk76
    Warren, Ohio267 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A hidden gem!
    It is anlovely hidden gem. We went up till the top ( The lady said 130 steps, I didn't count...) and the kids loved it. The view is beautiful andbthevway up is actually very funny and mysterious. We loved it. The only problem is that while there are some picnic tables to sit and eat, or make a picnic, the area is full with bugs, and we also saw some ticks on the ground where we sat and (tried to) eat. So... Go there, but eat someplace else.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Lee S
    Australia2,589 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    130 wrought iron steps
    The new Presque lighthouse was built in 1876 to replace the old one deconnission in 1871. It's 109 feet tall & has 130 wrought iron steps to climb to the top which has a outside catwalk to walk on & take in the wonderful views. The museum on site is very impressive with a look into the passed of the light keepers & their family, nice gift shop as well.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 5, 2023
  • Larry G
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan732 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Lighthouse and Setting
    Presque Isle is pretty cool with a marina, country store, beach and housing development. But the claim to fame is the lighthouse. For $5 entry fee, you can climb the 113 or so steps to the top and go outside for sweeping views. There is a museum too but it was closed on the weekend when we visited. Your admission gets you into the other lighthouse down the street just in case you want to climb some more.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 12, 2023
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Fritomann
Portage Lakes, OH190 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
130 steps to the top, they say. I tried to count, but I lost count, twice.
Fritomann visited 3 lighthouses at Presque Isle park on this day, New Presque Isle Lighthouse being the second one today.
This must be the flagship light station here, and the height of the climb is only the beginning.
The 1905 house is a separate attraction right on the grounds. I was never asked to pay a fee. If you don't have small kids around making you crazy, go inside the 1905, it's a museum and spend some time talking to the person on duty, looking at the stuff, it's beautifully restored and furnished. Amazing.
Then there is another lighthouse nearby, on the way out. There is a parking lot and you can walk the grounds but can't go inside.
After climbing and visiting several lighthouses in a day, Fritomann was done except for a long drive back to Alpena.
But the really long lighthouse drive would be the next day.
Fritomann really wants you to go see the Presque Isle lighthouses, and please contribute.
Written July 21, 2022
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pasherry
United States1,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
We visited the keepers house first and was given a tour by Carl who was fantastic and really knows the history of the lighthouse keepers and Coast Guard that took over. The “new” lighthouse next door has 138 steps and is the tallest in the Great Lakes that is open to the public to climb. The 3rd order fresnel lens is on display at the bottom by the gift shop. It is $5 to climb this lighthouse and price includes the old Presque Isle lighthouse. You can go outside on the catwalk; most Great Lakes lighthouses you cannot go on the catwalk. Views are beautiful.
Written June 27, 2022
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Larry G
Bloomfield Hills, MI732 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Presque Isle is pretty cool with a marina, country store, beach and housing development. But the claim to fame is the lighthouse. For $5 entry fee, you can climb the 113 or so steps to the top and go outside for sweeping views. There is a museum too but it was closed on the weekend when we visited. Your admission gets you into the other lighthouse down the street just in case you want to climb some more.
Written September 12, 2023
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Lee S
Australia2,589 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
The new Presque lighthouse was built in 1876 to replace the old one deconnission in 1871. It's 109 feet tall & has 130 wrought iron steps to climb to the top which has a outside catwalk to walk on & take in the wonderful views. The museum on site is very impressive with a look into the passed of the light keepers & their family, nice gift shop as well.
Written September 5, 2023
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909beverlyw
Waterford, MI20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
Museum is attached to the approx 125 st high lighthouse. Great local parade and celebration for the 4th of July - kids on decorated bikes, etc. live music, games for kids, hot dog lunch - good old fashioned celebration. The lighhousekeeper's house is 100' away and is also a nice visit with period decorations.
Written January 24, 2021
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Garden guy
Alma, MI281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Nice lighthouse--well worth the climb to the top. Beautiful photo opportunities. There are plenty of picnic areas including some right along the Lake Huron Shore. The restrooms are easily accessible if you have a physical handicap.
Written June 18, 2023
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siglerk76
Warren, OH267 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
It is anlovely hidden gem. We went up till the top ( The lady said 130 steps, I didn't count...) and the kids loved it. The view is beautiful andbthevway up is actually very funny and mysterious. We loved it.
The only problem is that while there are some picnic tables to sit and eat, or make a picnic, the area is full with bugs, and we also saw some ticks on the ground where we sat and (tried to) eat.
So... Go there, but eat someplace else.
Written July 10, 2023
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romanpiekosz
Chicago, IL8,697 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
It’s the taller brother of the “Old One” which is nearby.

It's also beautiful.

There are over 130 steps to the top.

It’s really fun to climb there and enjoy the view.

The day I was visiting that place, there was a strong wind.

I had to keep a good grip on my camera and my phone.

Because of the wind, there were nice waves on the lake.

I love it!
I recommend this place
Written October 6, 2022
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Kaleen L
Erie, PA9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I went first to theOld PI Lighthouse. Loved the gift shop and staff there. Did the self guided tour up. With that one there is cement stairs, then a ladder to look out. Early in my trip, so did not climb the ladder for fear of a fall. Next the New PI Lighthouse. 5th tallest on the Great Lakes. I was travelling alone. Kind of thought would have troubles with the climb since wrought iron, see thru steps & landings, with no backing. I got to step num 63 of 130 and had to cry out to the gift shop gal to come fetch me, I went into the full panic mode, Fear of heights kicked in. The lady came up to where I was at since I was the last person for the day. She let me hold onto her shoulder with one hand as I held onto the rail with the other. I am very grateful she came to my rescue. Oh so nice of her. It was embarrassing, but now afterwards, quite funny--but not funny at the time. I am proud I attempted it tho, but it is a very tough journey.
Written October 13, 2019
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IrishEyesRGreen
Manitoulin Island, Canada101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Couples
We really enjoyed our visit to the Lighthouse. The fireplace in the gift shop was a comfort on a brisk day and the staff shared with us great stories about the history of this wonderful attraction. We loved our picnic on the grounds and the marvelous views in every direction. A photographer's dream!
Written October 10, 2015
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