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Cana Island Lighthouse, Baileys Harbor

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#1 of 13 in Sightseeing in Door County
Lighthouse Tourist Spot
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 was just fun. Cross the causeway, through the water, walking or riding, watch the changing vista while walking to the lighthouse, check out the calm grounds, then climb to the top and look out ov...  more »
  • This lighthouse is in a beautiful setting. The grounds are beautiful and well kept. You either have to walk a short distance through water or take a tractor ride to the island. Both are fun to do! The...  more »
  • Beautiful restored light house and grounds. Lake is high so they have a hay wagon like ride across to the island. admission to view the keeper house and climb to top of light house is $12 for adults a...  more »
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  • Beautiful lighthouse and grounds. Definitely worth the climb to the top of the tower. Kids enjoy walking across the water rather than taking the tractor ride but if you do that, bring shoes you can get wet and wear shorts or something you can roll up.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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