News About Old Mission Peninsula

July 2020 the 1950s garage came down and the historic replica barn is planned for this space . . .
Cover of Traverse Magazine with dog, beach, woman on paddle board

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.

Migrating Birds
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)
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.
Close up of light house tower with white lights and snowy owl
Photo of a snowy owl viewing our holiday lights in the tower. January 2019
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.

Now available at Bowers Harbor Vineyards - support our lighthouse with purchases of this fundraiser wine. Label art by Ruth Forrest of Ann Arbor, MI. This make a great gift too!
Bottles of wine, artwork and lighthouse pamphlet
This is the 2019 - 4th Mission Point Lighthouse label winner, art by local Paul LaPorte and Bower's Harbor sells coasters and prints with the artwork too! Makes a great gift.
Bottle of Bowers Harbor wine with lighthouse label artwork
This is the 3rd Lighthouse label art done by Ruth Kitchens and Bower's Harbor sells coasters and prints with the artwork.
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. 
Contestant on The Price is Right wearing Mission Point Lighthouse hat
Winning contestant Robert was wearing his lucky Mission Point Lighthouse hat! (Show aired June 12, 2019 - and he won!)
Tree trunk with lots of woodpecker damage
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.