Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Walk

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Lake Superior State Forest

Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum Walk is a 0.2 mile loop trail located near Paradise, Michigan that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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This route is a quick and easy walk around the Whitefish Point Lighthouse that was built in 1849. There is an overlook that offers views of the surrounding coastline as well as the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, which is open everyday from 10AM - 6PM. Admission prices are as follows: Adults: $13.00 Children 17 and under: $9.00 Children under 5: FREE Family, 2 adults and 2 or more children: $40.00 Single Family, 1 adult and 2 or more children: $30.00 Applicable Discount Pricing: AAA Adult: $12.00 AAA Child: $8.00 Limited Barrier-Free Access Adult: $10.00 Limited Barrier-Free Access Child: $7.00 Children under 5: FREE Shipwreck Society Members with current card: FREE Coast Guard active duty with ID: FREE A tour of the Shipwreck Museum Campus includes: Self-guided tour of the Shipwreck Museum Building & Exhibits 20-minute video presentation (as seen in the museum store and the Surfboat House) Guided tour of 1861 Lightkeeper’s Quarters & Exhibits Guided tour of 1923 Surfboat House & Exhibits

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Brett Roebuck
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Not long but great views.

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Emily Parson
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The trail was nice and quick and well maintained. It was nice to get out to Whitefish Bay from the museum and really put into perspective what you saw at the museum. Our kids went with us and they loved getting out to a more secluded part of the beach (most people stayed by the beach in front of the museum) and look for rocks and watch the waves.

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Brian Bopp
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Nice exhibits. The weather changed from sunny to rain and back..........several times.

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Matt Olson
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Rachel Palmer
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Nature trips

Great views of Lake Superior located opposite side of parking lot from lighthouse. Opportunity to walk out on beach and learn some neat nature facts. Parking lot and lighthouse/museum were pretty crowded on Sunday when we were there but the nature trails were not bad.

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Larry Jarrett
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Great view of Lake Superior and Whitefish Bay. The museum and lighthouse are well worthy of the drive up. Also the short boardwalk to the wildlife refuge offers a great view of the Bay and area birds.

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Amber Jones
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very very crowded with people.. busiest Lighthouse I've been to....and I've been to a ton. $13/ adult to do all the lighthouse stuff. gift shop is very reasonably priced. beautiful rock beaches. bring water shoes!

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Jack Tatsch
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Just about as far north as you can get on the eastern end of the UP. The museum and lighthouse are well worth the trip.

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Courtney Kissinger
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Ron Jenkins
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Haley Fuhrman
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Leslie Grappin
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Sean Denard
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Michael Demetriou
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Eric Vaandering
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Roy Atkinson
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Julia Sobell
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Freeman Smith
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Kelli Dayrit
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Viktor Posnov
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