October 16, 2010

Grand Traverse Lighthouse

location-Northport, MI
automated light tower-1972
players-Jen, John, Lincoln, Spencer, Jackson, Lucky, Manya, Grandpa, Hershe, Monkey  Michael and Chloe

Since it was October in northern Michigan we obviously had to do a scenic color tour.  Although the whole drive was beautiful, we had to take in the Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive.  It's approximately seven miles and overlooks the Glen Lakes, the Sleeping Bear Dunes and Lake Michigan.
beginning of the drive
Lincoln taking it all in

a wee bit windy


Next, we continued north to the very tip of the Leelanau Peninsula.  The Grand Traverse Lighthouse is in the Leelanau State Park, nine miles north of Northport.  This will be our last lighthouse exploration of 2010.
the scarecrows helped guide us

all the boys
he's awake for this one

that is one cute baby!
Daddy in back

mommy in front
in the tower
The lighthouse was all decked out for Halloween and they had games and prizes for the kids.  The inside was haunted, we had to ask to people around each corner not to jump out and scare the kids.

automated light tower
Our last stop of the day was dinner in Suttons Bay at the Village Inn.  It's the oldest restaurant in Leelanau County, established in 1871.

getting very sleepy

what a trooper!

The kids concluded 2010 with two stamps in our passports, six lighthouse visits and lots of fun adventures along the way.  What a great start to our Stewart Family Lighthouse Explorations. We can't wait for spring 2011!


  1. We love your blog post. Can we re-post this on our blog this fall? We will list you as our guest blogger with a link back to your blog. Let us know at info@sleepingbeardunes.com


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