Cana Island Lighthouse, Baileys Harbor

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Walking access to the island is across a dry, lake-bottom causeway. Cana Island Light Station consists of five buildings: the keeper's house, the light tower, an oil house, barn, and privy.
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  • First venture to the island was wadding through the water washing across the path in May. In August decided to take the tractor wagon. Both were fun to do. At the island you pay to visit and/or climb ...  more »
  • Thankfully the day we went someone was giving tractor rides to the island, otherwise we would have had to walk through water. Once you get to the island you pay to either just be on the island, or to ...  more »
  • Went to the Lighthouse on a trip to Door County. You have to take a wagon ride over to the island. It was a little scary, because the lake was 5 feet higher than normal. So the trail was covered with ...  more »
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  • Great historic spot to go to. Beautiful views and cool light house. Connected to the mainland via a low causeway... often a little underwater but wadeable... bring some shoes that you don't care if they get wet. There often caretakers living there and visiting hours/dates are inconsistent, call or Google to see if open. Even if closed, it is a cool spot to view from the mainland and the drive in is beautiful!
  • Excellent spot. Been there twice the tour up the lighthouse is for adults so it you are travelling with a kid plan ahead. The tractor ride to the lighthouse is nice. Overall a very welcoming and friendly place. View is stunning from the top of the lighthouse.
  • This is a beautiful place that is worth visiting, but come prepared. You might have to wade across a sandbar to get to the island. We did because there was no ride going. Unfortunately, we waded out there just to discover that the lighthouse was closed, even though we came well within their posted hours. So just be aware that your plans might have to change. It was still nice though. Just wish we had come prepared with water shoes and not wearing long pants for the wading out there. We'll have to try again another time.
  • The tractor ride to the island through the causeway is fun. The view from the lighthouse is great, the museum is a bit disappointing and the island is pretty tiny. But had fun and great view during falls.
  • Beautiful place, lots of great views. Cool to have to cross the flooded road. Spend the extra money and add the climb up the lighthouse. Will be back again.

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