Built in 1858, the Point Betsie Lighthouse marks the southern entrance into the Manitou Passage. Ships were guided by a fourth order Fresnel Lens which remains on display in the lighthouse. The Point Betsie Lighthouse was fully automated in 1983 and the light is still fully operating. The lighthouse served as housing for Coast Guard personnel and their families in more recent history. Currently, the building is owned by Benzie County and maintained by the non-profit group, The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse. The Point Betsie Lighthouse is easily found off of M-22 at the end of Point Betsie Road. The lighthouse opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend and closes near the end of October. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6-12, and free for children under 6. For more specific information on open hours, please visit our website.