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So a trip to Crisp Point means a trip to the shores of Lake Superior in the eastern part of the Upper Peninsula. Here, you can see where the Crisp Point Lighthouse stands. This is one of the many Lake Superior lighthouses.

 

Crisp Point Lighthouse: Best Lake Superior lighthouses to visit in Upper Peninsula. Best Michigan lighthouses. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse: Best Lake Superior lighthouses to visit in Upper Peninsula. Best Michigan lighthouses. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse: Best Lake Superior lighthouses to visit in Upper Peninsula. Best Michigan lighthouses. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse: Best Lake Superior lighthouses to visit in Upper Peninsula. Best Michigan lighthouses. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse history. Crisp Point Light Historical Society. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

 

 

 

 

It also means a trip to beaches on Lake Superior. There’s a beach on both sides of the lighthouse.

 

Crisp Point: Best Lake Superior beaches to visit in Upper Peninsula, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point: Best Lake Superior beaches to visit in Upper Peninsula, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point: Best Lake Superior beaches to visit in Upper Peninsula, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse: Best Lake Superior beaches to visit in Upper Peninsula, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point: Best Lake Superior beaches to visit in Upper Peninsula, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point: Best Lake Superior beaches to visit in Upper Peninsula, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse: Best Lake Superior beaches to visit in Upper Peninsula, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

 

These are both beaches where you can try searching for special Lake Superior rocks. You can look for colorful rocks.

 

Crisp Point: Best Lake Superior beaches for agate stones, rock hunting, look for colorful rocks. Upper Peninsula beaches, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point: Best Lake Superior beaches for agate stones, rock hunting, look for colorful rocks. Upper Peninsula beaches, near Crisp Point lighthouse. Best Michigan beaches. UP michigan travel blog

 

And, a trip to Crisp Point also means taking some dirt roads that are more so the backroads of the UP! 

 

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

 

Once you’re at Crisp Point, there are several areas where you’ll find benches and you can sit with views of Lake Superior and the lighthouse in the background.

 

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

 

The Crisp Point Lighthouse was a Lake Superior station that also served as a US Life-Saving Station (equivalent of present-day US Coast Guard) along what can be considered the most dangerous areas of the Great Lakes for ships. Read the history of Crisp Point Lighthouse.

 

 

 

 

 

And now…

A bit of what a trip to Crisp Point can be like… along with the drive there!

PHOTOS!

 

I made a visit to Crisp Point in July 2020.

At this time, the Crisp Point visitor center was open, and it was also possible to walk around the grounds of the Crisp Point Lighthouse.

But the Crisp Point lighthouse tower was closed because of healthy safety reasons. In normal times, it would be possible to climb up the lighthouse tower to get grand views of Lake Superior.

To see if the tower will be open in 2021, you can take a look at the Crisp Point Light Historical Society’s website before you go.

 

So one of the most convenient times to go to Crisp Point during your UP trip will be alongside a visit to the popular Tahquamenon Falls State Park. The turnoff onto the road to Crisp Point is located around 5-10 minutes from the state park. 

Be sure to gas up before you leave for Crisp Point though!

Once you turn off the main road (M-123 aka Tahquamenon Scenic Byway), the drive will be mostly on a dirt road (County Road 500). 

You’ll be driving for about an hour to reach the lighthouse and you won’t find much of anything! 

There’s a gas station a couple minutes drive from Tahquamenon Falls State Park. 

 

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: gas station near crisp point? up michigan travel blog

 

To get you onto County Road 500 from Tahquamenon Falls, you can put in Crisp Point Lighthouse as your destination for google maps.

 

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. tahquamenon scenic byway. m-123. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. tahquamenon scenic byway. m-123. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. tahquamenon scenic byway. m-123. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions to luce county road 500. tahquamenon scenic byway. m-123. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions to luce county road 500. tahquamenon scenic byway. m-123. up michigan travel blog

 

And then, the people of the Crisp Point Light Historical Society warn:

Do not follow your GPS from Paradise to the lighthouse.

It may take you down narrow two-track roads that can be impassable.

 

Map of crisp point lighthouse. Driving directions to crisp point. Lake Superior lighthouse. Upper peninsula. UP michigan travel blog

 

Side note, another local tip I received: When you’re on these sort of backroads of the UP, stick to the numbered roads! (For example government/county roads.)

 

So once you do get onto the county road, you can look for the (sometimes quite small) signs to follow the road to the lighthouse.

 

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

 

And then you will be driving for nearly an hour when you will start to see Lake Superior!

 

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions to lake superior. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

Getting to Crisp Point lighthouse: driving directions to lake superior. the upper peninsula road driving to crisp point. up michigan travel blog

 

And the lakeshore drive will then end at the Crisp Point parking area, and you will get your first glimpse of the lighthouse!

 

Crisp Point Lighthouse parking. up michigan travel blog

Lighthouse view from Crisp Point parking. up michigan travel blog

 

Then, you can make your way to the Crisp Point Visitor Center (where there’s a bathroom), or you can take the trail to head straight to the lighthouse and Lake Superior!

 

Crisp Point lighthouse visitor center. up michigan travel blog

Crisp Point lighthouse visitor center. up michigan travel blog

 

 

Trail to the lighthouse

Trail to Crisp Point lighthouse and Lake Superior. up michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point Lighthouse. Lake Superior lighthouse in Upper Peninsula. Michigan lighthouse. UP michigan travel blog

 

 

Crisp Point beach and Lake Superior

Trail to Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. swimming. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Trail to Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point beach, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

Crisp Point, Lake Superior. UP michigan travel blog

 

And that’s a bit of what a visit to the Crisp Point Lighthouse can be like!

 

See neighboring Lake Superior lighthouses:

 

See more lighthouses in Michigan:

 

HAPPY VISIT TO CRISP POINT AND LAKE SUPERIOR!

 

Crisp Point Lighthouse: Best Lake Superior lighthouses to visit in Upper Peninsula. Best Michigan lighthouses. UP michigan travel blog

 

 

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