Old Mission Lighthouse, Traverse City

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Old Mission Lighthouse is located in Traverse City. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Traverse City holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Old Mission Lighthouse and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • October 4, 2017
    Traveled to Mission Point Lighthouse during a recent trip to Traverse City and Michigan Wine Country. The lighthouse and the surrounding park area are definitely worth the quick 20 minute trip from do...  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Took a ride up to the end of old mission peninsula to check this place out. The lighthouse itself it small but the view is beautiful! Plenty of parking and restrooms/porta-johns along the short walk t...  more »
  • September 29, 2017
    I hate bugs and snakes and uneven trails. None of that here. A very short paved walkway from the parking lot took us to an interesting log cabin. A little to the right is a sign that tells you about t...  more »
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  • July 11, 2017
    The beach is beautiful. You can pay $4 to go to the top of the lighthouse. We didn't bother, still had a great time.
  • April 1, 2017
    Beautiful views. The drive out is very scenic. Well worth the visit.
  • January 2, 2017
    I got engaged here, so I may be a little partial to this location, but it's stunning. Gorgeous area where you can enjoy the water and the lighthouse. Well worth the drive.
  • December 13, 2016
    Pleasant beach area and historical site. Great view of both bays, and the lake itself. Charge for walking up to the top of the lighthouse is worth it for the view and experience.
  • October 30, 2016
    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.

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Most accommodations in Traverse City lie near the waters of Grand Traverse Bay. The West Arm of the bay is closer to businesses and services in and around downtown. The portion of Traverse City on the East Arm of the bay remains quieter. Both areas offer hotels and bed and breakfasts with convenient access to the beach. Many visitors opt to stay in vacation rentals, including lakeside cottages and houses, which you'll also find here.
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