McGulpin Point Lighthouse, at the tippy top of our mitten, went into service in 1869. Retired in 1906, Emmet County was able to purchase it and the land in 2008. After some serious and loving restoration work, they opened it to the public with a beautiful museum one year ago on May 30 when the lantern was replaced and relit. It is a wonderful lighthouse which you can climb and get a thrilling view. The nature trail to Lake Michigan behind it adds to the enjoyment of the visit.