Gorgeous views from the top of this lighthouse. It's over 100 feet tall and had something like 136 steps to climb. There were 6 adults (ages 35-45) and 7 kids between the ages of 6-9. One of the children was very scared at the top and his dad had to go back down with him. The rest of the kids had no problems.
There are small areas by windows on the way up to take a quick rest if need be. We wish we had brought our swim suits (or worn them under our clothes) to spend more time at the beach there. The water was crystal clear. Our kids ended up just swimming in their clothes.
Make sure to bring cash with you. The fee is $1 per child and $2 per adult (although their website says $3 per adult, but we were only charged $2 per adult in our group of 13).
If you don't have a Michigan State Park Recreation Passport, you will need to buy one or buy a day pass. Our out-of-state day pass (Cash Only) was $9, but well worth it. If you don't mind a short walk, you can park about a half of a mile before the park, if you can find a spot, in a small public beach parking area.
P.S. Make sure to look back down at the entrance for a good laugh! I'm not going to spoil it for you.
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