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Old Mission Lighthouse, Traverse City
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  • Nice drive up the peninsula through the vineyards and B&Bs. Recommend a stop here to enjoy the views. 
  • We took a drive up from our hotel while visiting Traverse City on Thanksgiving Day. Driving up there was practically no traffic on Peninsula Drive & upon arrival at the lighthouse we noticed we were t...  more »
  • This is a must-see if you're in the Traverse City area. It's a short, beautiful drive out on Mission Peninsula to see the lighthouse. Don't skip it! 
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  • You have to pay $4 to walk up 37 stairs to the top of the lighthouse... a little to much for that! They would probably make more money doing a dollar a person honestly. Very clean beach and beautiful scenery.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Beautiful scenery and drive up to the light house. The experience is great. Odd to charge people to walk up to the top, but not a bad idea.