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Mission Point Lighthouse
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed stopping and wandering around. The lighthouse was closed during the winter but was nice to take a look around the grounds and walk on the beach. Walked out on the ice and took in the sounds of the water hitting the ice formulations. It was cold so bundle up if going out on the beach. If you love lighthouses as much as I do. You must take the time to stop and explore.

Thank Natalie L
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Reviewed February 4, 2018

We drove up here for the day to hike the Mission Point Lighthouse trails. It was so beautiful! While we normally choose this destination in the summertime to hike and bike, we wanted to see what it was like in the winter. It was so worth the drive. It is very quaint, and historical, and there are trails to hike with amazing views. Very easy to park. You can do this in regular snow boots if you dress warm, but there were people snow shoeing and cross country skiing too.

Thank Barb J
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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Mission Point is a great destination for a bike ride. It’s about 40 miles and if you stay on the outer roads on the peninsula you will have beautiful views of lakeshore , cottages, wineries and orchards. There are always a lot of bike traffic and for the most part people are site seeing and not in a hurry. One of the most beautiful rides I’m Michigan if not the whole US

1  Thank Tom J
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Reviewed December 21, 2017

At the northern tip of Old Mission Peninsula stands the lighthouse on Mission Point. It is well worth the drive starting inTraverse City. . Many visitors come to Old Mission Peninsula on wine tours at the many local vineyards or view cherry blossoms. The drive to the light house provides spectacular views of East and West bay, vineyards and orchards. The lighthouse does not charge an admission and is well.maintained and clean. There is a fee charged to climb up to the top and see the views of west bay and the non working lamp. On the grounds is a log cabin which is also.interesting to view. There is a sandy beach but no amenities except for two pit toilets. Bring your own food and water.

2  Thank tennore
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Reviewed November 28, 2017

The Mission Point Light and the drive to it, north on the old mission peninsula, is very rewarding. We have done it many times. The light itself is atop a house like structure that overlooks a shallow area and a rocky beach. In 2017, the water is quite high, but in earlier years we were able to walk thru the water to an "island" about 1/4 mile away. The lighthouse is on the 45th meridian half way between the equator and north pole.

Thank Edam231
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