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Old Mission Lighthouse

  • 20500 Center Rd. Map It
  • Traverse City
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 07/20/2006

Fodor's Review

Self-guided historical tours here include a peek at what operations in the once-functional lighthouse were like during the 1870s. Perched on a small hill, the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1933. Surrounding it are the 5 acres of wooded land and hundreds of acres of parkland of the Old Mission State Park, with trails for hiking, running, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing; there are also picnic spots and bird-watching opportunities. It's not uncommon to spot an "Indian tree" while on the trails; these were purposely bent by Native American as trail markers. Visitors can also check out the historic Hessler Log Cabin and walk along the park's beachfront on Old Mission Peninsula.

Sight Information


20500 Center Rd., Traverse City, Michigan, 49686, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $4

Published 07/20/2006


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