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Little Sable Point Lighthouse

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Address: 287 N Lighthouse Dr, Mears, MI 49436
10:00 - 17:00
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Interesting tour. Nice restoration

1. You'll need a state park pass to park here. 2. Fee charged to gain entry 3. Handicap spaces in the lot, but a good 3-400 feet to the lighthouse and beach. No wheelchair... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

1. You'll need a state park pass to park here. 2. Fee charged to gain entry 3. Handicap spaces in the lot, but a good 3-400 feet to the lighthouse and beach. No wheelchair ability in the lighthouse (stairs) nor on the beach. Limited cement area for someone in a wheelchair to sit and observe the beach (cement ends at... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We visited with out 9 and 4 year old. Loved the lighthouse and found that flying kites was an added bonus and blast. Returned at night to see the stars w/o light pollution.

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Nice climb to the top of the lighthouse for beautiful views. Also a nice walk along the beach. Make sure you go on a sunny day!

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a very picturesque spot. The dunes rise up in every direction around the lighthouse making for same great photo opportunities. There is a nice, sandy beach in front of the lighthouse, but there is not a long expanse of beach for taking a stroll along Lake Michigan. This is a popular sunset destination.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Point Sable Lighthouse is a must see when in the Mears, MI area. It is the tallest lighthouse along Lake Michigan, and yes, IT IS TALL!!! An absolutely beautiful lighthouse located along the dunes and there is also a beach to go swimming. A great place to take some pictures A lot of fun for the kids to climb the... More 

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Mears, MI & Palmetto, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This is in a state park so there is a entrance fee. If you like you can clime the 132 steps to the top of the lighthouse. The $5 donation that goes to the group's of volunteers that maintain the lighthouse's in the area.

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Point Pleasant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

According to the sign it is 1.8 miles to the light (X2) but is well worth it. Beautiful walk and great view from top. Always enjoy the enthusiasm of the volunteers. They seem to enjoy what they do and it shows. Allow a couple hours or so and enjoy another beautiful lighthouse in scenic MI.

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Pretty little light house. Climb the stairs for a nice view of the lake. Beautiful iron work spiral stair case. Friendly staff. Nice beach

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is another must see if you are in the area. Try to go during the sunset, you will get some of the best pictures of your life here! The beach is very clean and the water is VERY clear!!

Thank S D
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We went here to see the lighthouse. Definitely did not disappoint. It was an admission fee of $11 if you did not have the P sticker for Michigan parks. The fee to climb the lighthouse was $5. To buy the ticket we went to a little RV off to the side where they also had a small gift shop. The... More 

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