We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful drive to a charming piece of history”

Old Mission Lighthouse Park
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

We made the drive up the Peninsula to Old Mission Lighthouse Park. We thoroughly enjoyed the scenery as we passed cherry grove after winery after more of the same looking out over the lake. There is an old log cabin on the property, you can walk down to the beach and take a tour of the lighthouse for $4. The drive alone was worth the trip.

Thank Lori D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (115)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"log cabin"
in 20 reviews
"light house"
in 14 reviews
"north pole"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful drive"
in 7 reviews
"light tower"
in 2 reviews
"walking trails"
in 5 reviews
"lovely beach"
in 2 reviews
"small donation"
in 2 reviews
"tiny gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"traverse city"
in 24 reviews
"lake michigan"
in 7 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 5 reviews
"sandy beach"
in 4 reviews
"quiet area"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful wineries"
in 2 reviews
"lots of history"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful view"
in 2 reviews
Filter

9 - 13 of 115 reviews

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

I took my wife and son here, and honestly didn't expect to spend very much time, but we ended up taking the whole morning. The lighthouse itself is quite small, but worth checking out. It's interesting to see the history of it and check out the view. The beach below was very nice, and we spent quite a bit of time just wandering. A word of warning, the only facilities are pit toilets, but that shouldn't discourage anyone from visiting. The scenery is gorgeous and it was a great way to finish our trip.

Thank Chris L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

The beautiful ride on Mission Peninsula culminates at the Lighthouse. Can’t get much prettier than the view of Lake Michigan and the beach is clean and inviting. Large parking lot, swimming allowed, and a lovely beach. Great for kids to have fun!

Thank DebAW16
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Definitely a must do when in Traverse City; Michigan. Such awesome views of Lake Michigan and diverse agriculture on the drive up and total relaxation and awesome views when you get there. Bring a cooler with cold drink, a swim suit, sun screen, and your favorite shades. Then just take it all in and relax!

Thank 171keithe
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed July 8, 2018

My fiancee and I went here during a two day getaway into Michigan. It had been 16 years since I had last been up here and it was definitely different than that time. We got there around 5 or 6 PM just to relax on the beach so we did not really look at the rest of the park.The trail leading up to the beach was nice and the park was clean. The lighthouse was a nice little sight, there is not much to it but if you like seeing lighthouses like I do it is cool to see. The beach itself was clean, no trash laying around and it was well taken care of. The view of Lake Michigan was beautiful from the beach and we really enjoyed our time there.

Thank JosiahGrr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Old Mission Lighthouse Park also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to Old Mission Lighthouse Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing