Cana Island Lighthouse, Baileys Harbor

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Dogs are allowed on the Island if they are dog and people friendly, and on a leash. You can not climb the tower with your dogs, or when carrying small children. You will need your hands for your own safety. If you have questions, please ask the staff! See you on the island!
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  • 5/14/22 Imagine my surprise when I went 2 "the most photographed lighthouse N WI only 2 find the entire structure surrounded by bright orange fence netting & signs "Construction Area-no admittance... 
    5/14/22 Imagine my surprise when I went 2 "the most photographed lighthouse N WI only 2 find the entire structure surrounded by bright orange fence netting & signs "Construction Area-no admittance...  more »
  • The wagon ride over and back was a blast. All the volunteers on the island were warm and friendly. Can't wait until the restoration is done and we can go inside the lighthouse. Worth the $10... 
    The wagon ride over and back was a blast. All the volunteers on the island were warm and friendly. Can't wait until the restoration is done and we can go inside the lighthouse. Worth the $10...  more »
  • Due to the significant ice flow and the low water level, we were able to walk from the shore across an ice bridge to the island. It was sunny and easy to walk around once in the island. As always the....  more
    Due to the significant ice flow and the low water level, we were able to walk from the shore across an ice bridge to the island. It was sunny and easy to walk around once in the island. As always the....  more »
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  • The lighthouse was closed for renovations while we were there. Very disappointing. But additional small buildings were open, the lighthouse was impressive from the outside, and the landscape is impressive. The gift shop is nice and a video presentation is available. The best part of the trip was the tractor ride across the causeway. We could have walked it across low water. But the driver was so witty and entertaining. A jostling, rough ride, though. It would be challenging for some with physical impairment.
  • The lighthouse itself was closed for renovations but the island is still pretty cool! Neat hayride over the water bridge then they drop you off at the visitor's center and that's where you pay admission. Discovered the Lighthouse Passport here and I have a new purpose in life now.
  • Great visit, very unique experience. However, the lighthouse is looking rough despite a poster saying they were done/nearly done with renovations. Hopefully they'll be able to do much more to improve it. As of July 7, 2022, they are starting a 2 week interior rehab. Come after the 20th and you should get a better visit. Also, don't ride the tractor, walk out to the island! Actually, it depends on water levels, we found. If the water is really low, walk for sure. When the water is high (2020 and 2021 for example), the walk is much harder barefoot in higher water.
  • Frank the hayride driver was the highlight of this lighthouse trip. The lighthouse is being refurbished so we could not climb it & we had to be creative with our picture taking as the machinery & construction equipment was in the way. It's $10 per person for the wristband but the hayride to the island was free. Be sure to tip Frank the hayride driver. What a great guy.
  • I would give it five stars but the Lighthouse was under renovation. Very beautiful spot and nice gift shop. In August the said it will be fully functional. :( to bad we won’t get to see it. Fun for all ages

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