Monday, September 30, 2013
Field Trip - Mission Point lighthouse
Located at the end of M-37 on the Old Mission Peninsula north of Traverse City, Mission Point Lighthouse is approximately 2 1/2 hours from Mid-Michigan. Mission Point Lighthouse was commissioned in 1870 and remained active until 1933. The lighthouse is a one and a half story wood frame structure with a 35 foot light tower. The light tower rises approximately 48 feet above lake level.
The lighthouse is sited on a 5 acre township park and is surrounded by over 130 acres of state land land. The park is open daily until 11:00PM. The lighthouse is open to the public between April and December.