Welcome to McGulpin Point!


We welcome tens of thousands of visitors to our site each year, and we enjoy talking with you all and telling you about the rich history of McGulpin Point!
Admission is $3/person. Children under 5 years of age are free.

McGulpin Point Apartment Living Room

Stay on the Historic McGulpin Point Lighthouse Grounds!

Emmet County is pleased to offer overnight accommodations at the McGulpin Point Cottage on the Lighthouse grounds. The secluded apartment, located next to the McGulpin Point Lighthouse, is centrally located near all that Mackinaw City has to offer. Just minutes from downtown Mackinaw City, you will have easy access to restaurants, shops, beaches and the acclaimed Headlands International Dark Sky Park.  


Big Rock, Big Significance

The Big Rock at McGulpin Point   About 390 years ago, pilgrims momentously set foot on the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. and Plymouth Rock was christened an enduring symbol of American settlement. But 395 years ago, French explorers were plying the Straits of Mackinac and using a rock at least five times the size of Plymouth’s to gauge water levels as they navigated in canoes along the tumultuous waters …