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Beautiful Lighthouse

It was a long drive (18 miles +-) and almost all dirt road. Make sure you have enough fuel. Once... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elkhart, Indiana

The volunteers at this lighthouse have done an amazing job or restoration, erosion prevention, and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Livonia, Michigan
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“dirt road”(16 reviews)
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Crisp Point was one of four original Lake Superior Life Saving Stations. It was built in 1875 and became operational in 1876. Plans to build Crisp Point Lighthouse were originally proposed in 1896 and every year after, until it was finally approved...more
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1944 County Road 412, Newberry, MI 49868
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a long drive (18 miles +-) and almost all dirt road. Make sure you have enough fuel. Once you get there, the view is amazing! A great trip!

1  Thank wiserguys
CameronLovett, Board Member at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for the review and we’re glad you enjoyed the experience!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The volunteers at this lighthouse have done an amazing job or restoration, erosion prevention, and improving the grounds for visitors. The view is spectacular. As others have noted, if is a long ways off the main road, and gets very rough at times, it it...More

2  Thank knotaguru
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All wheel drive would be my recommendation for getting here. Enjoy the beauty of the trip and take it slow. The lighthouse is marvelous and I enjoyed being able to climb up to the top. Lots of steps, no elevator, however they were not too...More

Thank HappyMomma5
CPLHS, President CPLHS at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and your great review

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go be prepared! Dirt road, don't use gps, follow the lighthouse sings. Oh make sure you have towstrap,ax, or bow saw with you. We went the day after a storm and had to remove a tree that fell in the road. But all...More

3  Thank donandbarb994
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Crisp Pt. Lighthouse is a wonderful trip if you are willing to travel about 20 miles on gravel & dirt (sand) roads to get there. Once you get there, the climb up the 60+ steps (and ladder) is well worth the great view you get...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful hidden gem on Lake Superior... We dared to follow the signs and stay on the trail for an unbelievable excursion into a rock hunters paradise. The light is beautiful, and you can explore that and a little museum. There is a store...More

1  Thank Darlene D
CPLHS, President at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Darlene for your great review. However I would like to make one correction. We do not have any campsites for general use. The weekend you visited was our yearly Family work / camping weekend. Normally only the Keepers are allowed to stay on the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took on the 36-mile round trip gravel drive in my minivan. Wondered a few times if we were even going to make it!! But once you get there you will realize it is well worth the 30 minute drive. Gorgeous beach, you can climb the...More

1  Thank Dina K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fascinating piece of history! They have really worked hard to preserve it. The volunteers in the visitor center were enthusiastic and helpful. They were especially outgoing in interactions with our 6 kids (ages 3-11) The lighthouse itself is simply open, just go thru...More

Thank BillLeep
CameronLovett, Board Member at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback! Can you let us know when you visited so we can be sure to give our volunteers a pat on the back for doing a great job?

Reviewed 4 June 2018

Little tough to get to, but well worth it. Beautiful Lighthouse and surrounding buildings. Friendly light keepers.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Crisp Point Lighthouse is by far one of my most favorite places on earth. By. Far. It is well worth the drive. I always pack a picnic and stay as long as possible. The lighthouse keepers are super friendly and knowledgeable. The gift shop is...More

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26 June 2018|
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Response from CPLHS | Property representative |
Hi, the roads to the lighthouse (CR500 & Cr412) have been in really good shape this year. There has been limited Logging Truck traffic so that has helped to keep the road better. It has been really dry in our area so... More
16 September 2017|
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Response from redAzleTX | Reviewed this property |
I wasn't the stuck car review either. We went in a small rental car 3 weeks ago, and had no issues. You have to go slowly because it has ruts and high spots. If you are the driver you must be paying attention all the time... More
16 July 2017|
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Response from CameronLovett | Property representative |
If you take the recommended route on our web site which is M-123 to Luce County Rd 500 to Luce County Rd 412 and take it slow and easy you should not have any problems getting there. That being said if your vehicle is not... More