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“A "must-do" Traverse City experience!”

Mission Point Lighthouse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed September 12, 2017

The drive out and back on Old Mission Peninsula is great by itself with views of both bays, plus there are vineyards and cherry orchards everywhere. Winery tasting rooms are conveniently located along the way to "sweeten" the trip. Make sure to drive along West Bay in one direction, and East Bay in the other. The lighthouse is located at the very tip of Old Mission Peninsula and is a gorgeous spot. Pick a sunny day and enjoy the sandy beach and expansive views of the open bay and rock-strewn shoreline. There is no admission charge unless you opt to take the stairs to the top of the lighthouse.

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

We stopped in on an early Sunday morning. It was $4 to go up to the top. Not quite the lighthouse experience we were hoping for, kind of boring.

Thank GOPManda
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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

After a delicious dinner at Apache Trout Grill, we decided to take a scenic drive to the light house. We got there later in the day. The light house was closed to go in, but we were able to walk around and down to the beach. It is a nice park. It is a good place to visit especially if you are into seeing different light houses.

Thank Thedevelopingimage
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

Nice beach, didn't walk up to the lighthouse(?...it's 2 storeys high???? and cost money). Did find there were tons of tourist though so taking pictures were hit or miss

Thank Krzykuching
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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited wineries all day and ended up st the light house. You can pay $4/person to go to the top. Must be able to climb steps and fit through narrow top passage. View is amazing and the history is interesting. Only restrooms are outdoor. Beach access to the lake. Picnic tables and running water with hose. Some trails also available for hiking

Thank 184vickieh
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