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Cana Island Lighthouse, Baileys Harbor

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
3.9/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
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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  • We were surprised at the admission fee ($7 to be on the grounds and museum and $5 more to climb the tower) but it was well worth it. The $ goes to the Historic Society who is restoring and maintaining...  read more »
  • We enjoyed going to the island, but we weren't able to go up the light house. There is a fee to go onto the island ($7) and a fee to go up the tower ($5). Their card machines weren't working, and we o...  read more »
  • We had considered taking the Lighthouse Trolley tour, but there were 3 lighthouses, plus lunch. The weather was marginal so thought 3 might be overkill. We were able to find the Cana Island Lighthouse...  read more »
  • Beautiful lighthouse. They had newly added parking. The walk from the parking lot was slightly flooded, so they had a tractor ride across. I preferred the walk in the water, but the kids enjoyed the ride. They had the lighthouse climb organized by a timed reservation so you didn't have to wait in line. It was a little pricey, but well worth it. They are spending your dollars on preserving our history.
  • I went before the season started and had a lovely picnic with my family and walked the beach ect. It's free if you go then. But you don't get a ride across the water or the chance to go into the light house. It's well worth the price if you go during the season. The money stays right there to fund upkeep.
  • If you're willing to pay $7 to get in and $5 to climb, it's a beautiful view and experience. Also it's cash only.
  • If your last lighthouse tour begins at 430 and is posted as such, it should still be available at 4:25 when we arrived. Instead, we were told it was closed and that we were "silly for arriving at the end of the day". Took some pictures of the outside, but I won't ever waste my time or money coming back up here. If your times have changed, update them on your website.
  • Awesome views, history, helpful staff, and fees help cover contingent restoration. A worthwhile visit!
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