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Point Betsie Lighthouse

3701 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635-9523
+1 231-352-7644
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One of the Prettiest lighthouses on the west coast of Michigan

Point Bestsie is one of the few operational lights left on the west coast of Michigan, so the Coast... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Columbus, Indiana
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Inspired a verse of Poetry

I told my wife this was the coldest place on Earth as it was a windy cold winter day. She loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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3701 Point Betsie Rd, Frankfort, MI 49635-9523
+1 231-352-7644
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Point Bestsie is one of the few operational lights left on the west coast of Michigan, so the Coast Guard maintains the light and the house is a museum owned by the city of Frankfort. It a nice tour watch your head when climbing the...More

Thank jstuck2500
Reviewed 2 days ago

I told my wife this was the coldest place on Earth as it was a windy cold winter day. She loved it and showed it. I wrote the following Winter verse to her: Remember when in winter's grip? We'd walk on ice afraid we'd slip,...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 4 days ago

We made our way north along Lake Michigan stopping at many beaches along the way. As a rockhound, his was my favorite beach. Somewhat quiet and secluded, clear water, and a bounty of beautiful rocks. Wanted to stay longer. Parking is limited. We did not...More

Thank kskeener4
Reviewed 5 days ago

While a bit off the "beaten path," driving out to Point Betsie is definitely worth the (reasonably short) trip. While it has a Frankfort address, this lighthouse is a ways north of town; but it's a relatively short drive. There's a very nice gift shop,...More

Thank tgw51
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been here twice: once in the morning to visit the museum and the lighthouse itself, and in the evening for the sunset. The museum is very interesting and highly educational for kids, when you climb the steps of the lighthouse you go back...More

Thank cairom2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent light house to visit. Allow 2 hours. Excellent presentation staff. Opens at 10 AM. An excellent beach to walk while you are here.

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The buildings are wonderfully restored. The displays in the boathouse and lighthouse are great. The views are beautiful from the light platform and on the ground. This lighthouse is worth going out of your way to see. This was my second visit and a delight...More

Thank Beth R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Annual vacations to Crystal Lake MUST include catching at least one sunset at Point Betsie. Also, this year I went to the gift shop and through my purchase of a wonderful piece of memorabilia I also got to contribute to keeping Point Betsie a reality...More

Thank crystalhaven
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide was super knowledgeable and friendly. The kids loved doing the scavenger hunt before going up inside of the lighthouse. The view from up top was simply stunning.

Thank Kswett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here late in the day - about 30 mins. before closing time. We took photos of the lighthouse and I visited the gift shop and bought a couple items. We did not go up in the lighthouse but thought the...More

Thank Norma W
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27 April 2017|
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Response from roscoepcoltrane | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Most beaches in the area are.
2 August 2016|
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Response from DJB2012 | Reviewed this property |
The Point Betsie Lighthouse has a website that posts their hours of operation. Just search "Point Betsie." There are a lot of interesting facts and history about the lighthouse on their website. Following are their basic... More
1 August 2016|
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Response from Mara M | Property representative |
35 minutes - Another option is Grand Traverse Lighthouse