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I Love Lighthouses!

It’s impossible to see a lighthouse and not stop, no matter where our travels take us. We’ve been... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2018
Love lighthouses

We always stop here but no longer go in. I just love to take pictures of the lighthouse. The day we... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2018
Marietta, Georgia
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One of the oldest lighthouses on the Great Lakes, it towers 65 feet into the air.
Marblehead, OH
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Reviewed November 27, 2018

It’s impossible to see a lighthouse and not stop, no matter where our travels take us. We’ve been here a handful of times, including when my son got married here in October ‘15, so it’s even a more special stop for us now, whenever we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 16, 2018

We always stop here but no longer go in. I just love to take pictures of the lighthouse. The day we were there, the parking lot was crowded and the picnic tables were full of folks just enjoying the area.. Stop by

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

We were fortunate enough to be in the area when the lighthouse was open for tours, during the Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. The tour was informative & the views from the top were nice. It is a beautiful lighthouse & is located in a beautiful setting....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Teresa G
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

A great place around Atlantic Bay. Place where you can unwind anytime of the day with picturesque outline ,loads of photoshooting places and eateries around. Journey to this place is also breathtaking during Fall Colour time. We really had a great time and perfect destination...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

What a beautiful area. The views were amazing. You could see the islands and a perfect view of cedar point.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kelly H
Reviewed October 30, 2018

The light house is got great views of the lake and Cedar Point and then of course going up in the light house is a great treat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mark A K
Reviewed October 19, 2018

Beautiful little park right on the water. Lots of shoreline to wander around on and you can see the Cedar Point roller coasters across the water, which was neat.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Very nice park to visit and to relax while you take in the views of the lake and lighthouse. The building were all closed the day we visited but it was still nice.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RandAinIndiana
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to visit and a great place for a picnic. My mom and I really enjoyed our visit here. There are plenty picnic tables and all kinds of photo friendly scenes.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leigh S
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

“Marblehead Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in continuous operation on the Great Lakes, has guided sailors safely along the rocky shores of Marblehead Peninsula since 1822.” Neslted in the quaint town of Marblehead, it’s a great stop to add to your iteniary to embrace a bit...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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August 12, 2018|
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Response from 570maryellen | Reviewed this property |
The park is free. Parking at times may be a challenge if this is the case just circle around and wait , something will open up. The lighthouse may not always be open. From what I have read in the past there is a minimal fee... More
June 26, 2018|
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Response from gary l | Reviewed this property |
even though I have not been there at that time, I was told yes, fireworks can be seen fro the lighthouse & even just by the shore
February 1, 2018|
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Response from W2800ZPdant | Reviewed this property |
You can see the outside but the tour is closed
Travel Forum Posts
Put-In-Bay or Kelley's Island? (3 Replies)
Hello all! Will be travelling thru the area in July (mid-week) and would like to spend a day in the area. We would like to take a trip out to one of the islands for a day and would like to know which would be the better option. Both in mid 40's. Would like to sight-see on foot. Which island would have more variety in terms of natural scenery as well as village/town area for shopping/dining? We'll be driving from Detroit area heading east and will try and stop along shore around...More
June 12, 2009|
Response fromRandy4UT|
Thanks Jamalam for the links. I will look at them in detail tomorrow morning!
Charleston, West Virginia
First time to PIB & Kelley's Island (3 Replies)
I am planning a trip to PIB with my family(kids age 11 & 4) in June. Tues to Fri. I think we will stay at PIB for 2 nights and then stay 1 night at Kelleys Island. Can I ride a ferry from on to the other? Is Marblehead lighthouse on Kelley Island? Do you have any suggestions on where to stay? Will PIB be family friendly during the week? THANKS
May 26, 2010|
Response fromMagsMom_10|
Thanks OhLynne for the great tips. I can't wait to get there..
Heather C
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Best Lakefront Access/Views for Kids (5 Replies)
We will be traveling from Kirtland, OH to Kalamazoo, MI on Saturday July 2, 2016. We have 5 kids, ages 9mo, 5, 7, 10, and 12. We'd like to stop somewhere along the shore of Lake Erie for the kids to enjoy the view and run around (but not necessarily get wet--unless it's really hot that day!). We plan to picnic as much as possible, as we'll have a tight budget. We do want to stop at the Marblehead Lighthouse, but is there somewhere else lakeside we should definitely not miss en route to the...More
February 17, 2016|
Response fromHeather C|
Thank you so much for the links! Very helpful. I'd been considering Sheldon Marsh to avoid crowds and get more of a feel for the natural lakeside habitat, but I was concerned about the length of walk to the beach. I somehow thought it was two miles one way, but one mile is doable. Just to clarify, Google maps shows that one drives almost all the way to the pumping station by the beach, but the preserve website seems to show that you park right next to US-6 and then walk a mile to the beach....More