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Cana Island Lighthouse, Baileys Harbor
(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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  • This is an excellent lighthouse but it was closed when I was there. The grounds and lakeshore of the island are beautiful. The causeway of rocks will allow you to walk 75% of the (1/8th of a mile) way...  more »
  • We visited this wonderful old lighthouse in October. We climbed the 92 spiral steps to the very top. The view of Lake Michigan was amazing! There is a lot of history to learn about it. Highly recommen...  more »
  • Too late to go inside, but gorgeous none the less. Beautifully maintained grounds and the lighthouse itself is extremely clean and beautiful to look at. 
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  • With three other adults and our two grandchildren. We had no desire to go in the buildings or go in the lighthouse. Was told by the snippy attendant that it didn't matter. That we had to pay the same rate even if we just wanted to walk around island. Not even close to value for money. So, as was our choice, we opted to not visit your island. I do wonder how you prevent folks from kayaking to the island like the pictures show. Are there armed patrols? Hidden man-traps? Mines? Or just signs posted at regular intervals telling folks they must pay or are in Criminal trespass.
  • 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.
  • Driving over 5 hours to see lighthouses most were really awesome, this one the road was flooded and the tractor was going, however you must pay before even seeing the outside. I had no interest to see the inside only the outside, but Should not have to pay for something like that, the trees were too tall and it covered everything, would have been nice if there was an outlook to it, but I did a get an OK top roof view look of it. Really disapointed in driving that extra 45 minutes out of the way for nothing.
  • 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.