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Crisp Point Lighthouse

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Beautiful

We visited this light house while visiting Mackinaw Island. Three families in 3 different cars... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jgodambe
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Chicago, Illinois
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Well worth the trip!!!

This trip was two adventures in one!!! The first adventure was the dirt road that seems like it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
kEtrp709
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Troy Grove, Illinois
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We visited this light house while visiting Mackinaw Island. Three families in 3 different cars visited the lighthouse. The last 5 miles to the lighthouse consists of a dirt rode, which small cars should avoid, especially if it rains and the road gets muddy.Cell phone...More

Thank Jgodambe
CPLHS, President CPLHS at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your great review. The road can be a change from time to time, however we are working with the County Road Commission to improve it. The biggest problem is the Logging Trucks tear it up faster than it can be repaired. In a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This trip was two adventures in one!!! The first adventure was the dirt road that seems like it goes on forever! It actually was great fun navigating the ruts and occasional mud hole!!! At the end of this dirt road was the most amazing view,...More

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CPLHS, President CPLHS at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your nice review and for visiting Crisp Point Lighthouse.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautifully restored, clean lighthouse with an amazing view. They have regular restrooms and a gift shop too!

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

Thanks for visiting and the wonderful review. Hope to see you again soon. Rick

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took the trip on a whim as I saw a sign of a lighthouse. Wish it was mentioned that it is a 17.5 mile drive from the main road and almost all of it is a dirt road. Takes about 1.5 hour to get...More

Thank Chaitanya B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some friends and I saw the sign for this lighthouse on the main road and decided to go see it on a whim. We had no idea how far away and remote it actually was. After driving for quite some time down the winding dirt...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very long trip up a bumpy dirt road, it took awhile. Once you arrived at the lighthouse it’s a beautiful place! We went as a family and my son loved playing in the rocks along the shoreline.

Thank Rebekah H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First off make sure you have a map or reliable directions. There is signage that helps you find the lighthouse but it’s easy to get confused on the backroads. Second plan on almost a hour both ways for travel. Third plan on dusty or muddy...More

Thank laanjo65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I , along with my daughter and son in law rented side by side ATV's in Paradise, MI. We followed a handwritten map, that led us on a trek about 20 miles via logging roads, and or side trails. We finally got...More

Thank Daniel D
CPLHS, President cplhs at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and your great review.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So we didn't do proper research before seeing the sign to the lighthouse and veering off. It was a quick decision because I saw the sign and had it on my list as cool things to see in the area. So, we start driving and...More

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CPLHS, President cplhs at Crisp Point Lighthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Glad you were able to make it to Crisp Point. This summer has been very dry so the Luce County Road Commission have not been able to grade the roads as much as we would like them to. With that being said they roads are...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

Saw a "lighthouse" sign with an arrow pointing north....and decided we wanted to check it out. Little did we know if was many miles of dirt and logging type roads and even wondered if we made the right decision. Really tested the shocks on the...More

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pasadena5150
21 August 2018|
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Response from ppaul49 | Reviewed this property |
We were in a standard minivan and did just fine. Rough road just makes you take it slow. I think after hard rains or early/late in the season would change things a bit. If it gets too hairy just turn around but they are... More
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LMixdorf
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
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pasadena5150
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
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