Old Mission Lighthouse Park, Old Mission

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4.4/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
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  • This park is..shocker! FREE! You do pay $4 to go to the top of the lighthouse but there's some walking trails, a lovely beach, picnic benches. The drive there is beautiful, you can stop at Old Mission...  read more »
  • This is a good place to stop and get some fresh air and a short walk after driving the length of Mission Peninsula. Walk down to the beach at the tip of the peninsula and enjoy views of Lake Michigan....  read more »
  • Small park with a small lighthouse and log cabin. Free unless you want to go up in the lighthouse. Gift shop is reasonably priced. Outhouse available and pet friendly. We liked it. 
  • The picturesque Mission Point Lighthouse was built in 1870 to warn ships away from the dangerous shoals extending into Grand Traverse Bay at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula, I think the drive up the Peninsula was more interesting that the Lighthouse itself, quaint towns and eateries dotted the route up. “Were I a Roman Catholic, perhaps I should on this occasion vow to build a chapel to some saint, but as I am not, if I were to vow at all, it should be to build a light-house." Ben Franklin
  • When we pulled in the parking lot it was crowded, but once we walked around it didn't feel crowded at all. There are several things to see and do: The historic log cabin house, The Light house and gift shop, and wow the views of where the West Arm and East Arm of Grand Traverse Bay meet are spectacular.
  • Fun spot! Going up in the lighthouse is a bit pricey, but it's fun to do once. It's a gorgeous place. Stop at the Old Mission General Store while you're out there and get a cream cheese-filled pretzel!
  • It was a nice, cool, enjoyable place to visit. My family had fun going through the lighthouse, playing on the beach, & eating some nearby fresh fruit.
  • The Old Mission Peninsula bicycle ride is rated one of the best cycling routes in all of Michigan. I rode it for the first time and have to agree, it's the best ride I've done in the state.
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