Here is a link to a recent story about our 150th Anniversary and changes at the lighthouse.
We've been voted #2 for the top 10 Northern Michigan Most Scenic Lighthouses by Traverse Magazine's Red Hot List!
Old Mission Peninsula is fortunate to have a lovely little lighthouse at the end of the peninsula that is visited by many lighthouse geeks! We ranked on the list of favorites Northern Michigan lighthouses for 2019. Second place 2 years in a row! Whoo hoo!
Shout out to Tabone Vineyards on Old Mission Peninsula
Tabone Vineyards is proud to announce that 11 of its estate-grown wines earned medals at the prestigious Tasters Guild International Wine Judging and the Indy International Wine Competition. MyNorth -June 2019
Kudos to our neighbor Brys Estate Winery!
Brys Estate on the Old Mission Peninsula has landed on the annual list of top 10 Hot Brands as selected by Wine Business Monthly magazine. The top 10 list is compiled from 8,000 wineries across the country.
Lighthouse Park at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula is a fantastic place to find shorebirds during spring migration, when exposed mudflats attract a spectacular variety of sandpipers and plovers. The trails in the park’s interior are home to large numbers of forest birds, including Pewees, Phoebes, Red-Headed Woodpeckers, Black-Throated Green Warblers, and both Warbling and Red-Eyed Vireos.
-- March 2016 - Pure Michigan
Mission Point Lighthouse featured on
C-Span Traverse City Special - (July 2019)
Click to view the video of our lighthouse and keeper program produced by 9&10 News.
For more about Mission Point Lighthouse, here is a link to a TC Tourism video on Facebook.
Photo taken by a keeper March 2016 on the lighthouse fence - our Winter resident snowy owl.
Mission Point Lighthouse Wine
Mission Point Lighthouse wine is a limited release Pinot Grigio to benefit Mission Point Lighthouse. Sold only at Bowers Harbor Vineyards.
Above is the June 2016 issue of Traverse magazine for an article about being a keeper at Mission Point Lighthouse! Get the inside scoop about staying as a volunteer at this unique Lake Michigan getaway.
Proof that the pileated woodpecker was busy finding bugs in the dead trees in our park. Several dead trees along the trails look like these.