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Old Mission Beaches and Parks

Haserot Beach Park

This Old Mission Peninsula township park features one of the nicest beaches in the region and is a very popular spot for day trips.  Haserot Beach is located on Old Mission Harbor in the village of Old Mission and includes a terrific sandy beach, basketball court, playground, picnic tables and a restroom.  The beach sets on a protected bay in East Bay and is perfect for swimming.   There is plenty of parking in the parking lot or on the road.  The boat ramp consists of a dock and one ramp and is good for most sized boats.

Haserot Beach is located in the town of Old Mission, a quaint town near the tip of the Peninsula.   Take Center Road North to a right on Old Mission Road.  Turn left on Mission Road.  Take Mission Road past the Old Mission General Store until it dead ends into Swaney Road.  Go right a short distance to the park.  

Whether you want to take a quick swim, have a picnic, launch your boat or make a day trip out of it, Haserot Beach on the Old Mission Peninsula is one place you will not want to miss.    While you are out at the beach, let us know if you are intersted in homes and cottages with waterfrontage.

Haserot Beach is perfect for day trips on Old Mission PeninsulaHaserot Beach on Old Mission Harbor in Old MissionOld Mission picnic area at Haserot Beach

Bryant Park - The Gateway to Old Mission

Bryant Park is located at the intersection of Garfield Road and Peninsula Drive, right at the base of Old Mission Peninsula.  It is located one block North of the light at Garfiled and Munson.   Bryant park has one of the sandiest beaches anywhere in the region for easy access to West Bay.   Whether you are looking for a place to picnic, play frisbee or just watch the sunsets, this is the beach to be at. 

Bryant Park facilities include a nice restroom/changing room, picnic tables, playground equipment, grills and great parking.  The park is open year round from 7AM to 11PM.   Bryant Park features lots of room to play, with hundreds of feet of sandy beach and a large grassy area and plenty of shade trees.  Make sure to visit Bryant Park at sundown for some of the best sunsets over West Bay.

Bryan Park is located on West Bay at the base of Old Mission Peninsula


Bowers Harbor Park

This large park is located on Bowers Harbor Road, which runs from Peninsula Drive to Center Road about 8 miles out on Old Mission Peninsula.  There are many recreational activities available here.  The park consists of the following ammenities;

Tennis and volley ball courts, softball/baseball and soccer fields, basketball courts, 2 playgrounds, picnic area and pavilions, paved walking trail and  restroom facilities                   

There are three pavilions that can be rented for a fee.  Please visit the township site for additional information. 


Lighthouse Park - Old Mission Point Park

Located at the very end of Old Mission Peninsula, these two adjoining parks are considered the most popular destination on the Peninsula.   Featuring the historic Old Mission Lighthouse, the park also offers miles of trails for hiking, biking and skiing, public access to the beach and many other great attractions.  There is plenty of on site parking, including room for RVs and cars with trailers.   The historic lighthouse is open for tours and features a nice gift shop.   There is also an historic log home set up just like the original structure.  The bathrooms and beach at the lighthouse park are suitable for handicap access.


Pelizzari Natural Area

This natural area is located near the base of the Peninsula on Center Road and features a mix of old orchards, meadows and wooded forests and has a three mile trail through it.  There are over 60 acres to explore and it is perfect for hiking or snowshoeing.  With over three miles of well maintained trails, this is one of the more popular hikes in the region.  Pelizzari Natural Area is located only a mile from downtown Traverse City.  Click here for the trail map.


Archie Roadside Park

Archie Park is located off of Center Road, just before Bluff and Gray Roads.  It consists of a nice parking area, rustic toilet, hand waterpump, picnic facilities and a swingset.  Archie Park also offers access to East Bay.  This park is often used as a parking area for bikers and roller bladers to access Bluff Road and the rest of the Old Mission Peninsula.