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Old Mission Lighthouse, Traverse City

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  • While it is about 18 miles out on the tip of Old Mission Peninsula the drive is very scenic and the lighthouse is outstanding. There is a little park here that provides for a wonderful picnic spot. Ta...  more »
  • It's a fun jaunt to the end of Old Mission Peninsula. Also lots of nice beaches nearby. So get a picnic lunch and relax for the afternoon.  more »
  • Fantastic place on old Mission Peninsula the lighthouse has been beautifully restored with a small gift shop. Lighthouse keepers and volunteers are very helpful. The displays & written history of Old ...  more »
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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.