Old Mission State Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Old Mission State Park
Old Mission State Park offers visitors a wealth of activities in a picturesque setting. The park is home to miles of hiking trails that meander through its woodlands and along its breathtaking Lake Michigan shoreline. You can bring your own kayak or rent one onsite to explore its Turbine Point Nature Preserve, where fish-viewing platforms allow you to take in the sights and sounds of the scenic shoreline. Anglers can also head out on the mission's charter boat for an exciting day on the lake.
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Attractions Near Old Mission State Park
0.71km from Old Mission State Park
Lighthouse Park, is a majestic site to behold. This stunning landmark is situated between East and West Grand Traverse Bay, offering visitors breathtaking views of the crystal clear waters. With more than 32 acres of trails and beaches, this park provides plenty of opportunities for recreational activities like swimming, hiking, picnicking, and bird watching. There is also an 1873 lighthouse which has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Grand Traverse Bay
12.26km from Old Mission State Park
Grand Traverse Bay is nestled in Charlevoix County and offers a wealth of natural beauty and recreation opportunities. From the stunning sandstone bluffs that rise up high above the crystal clear waters of Lake Michigan to the quaint waterfront towns scattered around the bay, every corner of this area is alive with character and charm. Popular activities include swimming, fishing, kayaking, and camping, with many local parks and marinas catering to all visitors.
Suttons Bay Beach
12.55km from Old Mission State Park
Suttons Bay Beach is a picturesque spot located in the beautiful Leelanau County of Michigan. With incredible views of Lake Michigan and plenty of colorful beach sand, it's no wonder that this beach impresses all who visit. Visitors to Suttons Bay Beach can relax on the warm beach all day long or take a leisurely stroll by the shore. The nearby boardwalk is great for taking a romantic stroll with that special someone, or simply enjoying the view and fresh air.
14.01km from Old Mission State Park
Torch Lake, draws tourists from all over the world year-round. This deep blue lake is renowned for its stunning views and great fishing. Visitors come to enjoy swimming, boating and kayaking on the lake's crystal-clear waters or simply bask in the sun along its stunning 18-mile long coast line. With surrounding forests full of sparkling whitetail deer, elk and more than 300 species of birds and wild animals, it's easy to lose yourself with nature here.
Chateau Grand Traverse
14.1km from Old Mission State Park
Chateau Grand Traverse is a winery located in Grand Traverse County. It produces a variety of award-winning wines that are renowned for their quality, flavor and complexity. The winery also offers educational programs and tastings where visitors can learn about some of the finer points of wine tasting. As well as its great range of wines, guests can enjoy full restaurant meals and outdoor activities at the tasting room or on the beautiful grounds surrounding the winery.
17.76km from Old Mission State Park
Lake Leelanau is a sight to behold. With its breathtaking views of rolling hills and evergreen forests, you can't help but fall in love with the area at first glance. The lake itself sprawls out across 17 miles of shoreline and has many access points along its length for boating, fishing, and swimming. If venturing into this natural wonder is not enough for you, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy such as golfing, shopping, or exploring local vineyards.
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Grand Traverse County
Grand Traverse County in Michigan is a stunning area popular for its natural beauty of rolling vineyards, pristine beaches, and picturesque sand dunes. It is located along the magnificent shoreline on Lake Michigan and features breathtaking views from many of its quaint villages, countryside resorts, and lakeside towns. The county is also home to beautiful forests, world-class golf courses, and abundant outdoor recreation opportunities. Other activities available include several local wineries w