Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, Northport

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  • This place was pretty. We already have a pass for the state parks so we didnt have the entry fee. We didnt tour the light house just walked around the grounds. The lake is so high there wasnt a...  more »
  • If you’re in this neck of the Michigan woods, it’s worth your time to make the drive out to this point to see this. As others have said, if you plan on going to many MI state parks, buy the passport.....  more »
  • The grounds are in great shape, and the attendants were well versed in its history. A very pleasant experience.  more »
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  • It’s an old lighthouse but well maintained. $5 is the admissions fee and once you step in you can really look around and feel how families lived here. You can also climb up to the top of the lighthouse and can capture outside scenery in your camera. This is a quiet place and if you go behind the lighthouse you can get to the beach walking few steps. You can also sit on the bench and enjoy the serenity of the nature around you.
  • We visited the Grand Traverse Lighthouse on our last trip up north and thoroughly enjoyed it. For a small fee you can tour the inside of the lighthouse, but there is plenty to do beyond that. We walked some of the trails, visited the gift shop, and had a nice picnic lunch at the park. It was a great afternoon stop.
  • A lot of information in the historical light house museum. The tour is self guided. You can visit the very top of the lighthouse. There was room for my 16 yr old, 9 year old and myself at the very top. The house/light house is filled with many photos and artifacts. The views from the Rocky shore are beautiful! If you're rock hunting there are quite a few to be found. Although most of the Petoskey stones on the lake shore have been found. Walk out into the lake for better luck. The water is clear and fades to a beautiful blue color. You can see islands in the distance on clear days. Visit the gift/camping store for shipwreck books, mugs,shirts,snacks and the typical souvenirs.
  • A fun little activity with the family. Doesn’t require a lot of time, but a fun look into the life of a lighthouse keeper, and interesting details regarding Great Lakes shipwrecks. Even provided a “scavenger hunt list” throughout the museum to keep young minds engaged. Not a must do every year, but a worthwhile stop for sure. Nominal cost but understandable.
  • Historical lighthouse - very informative. The lake shores are amazing. Great place to visit. Thumbs up
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