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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  • 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 »
  • The tractor-drawn wagon ride to see this lighthouse is what makes it a somewhat unique experience. You have to take a short but fun and bumpy ride across a shallow channel to get to Cana Island... 
    The tractor-drawn wagon ride to see this lighthouse is what makes it a somewhat unique experience. You have to take a short but fun and bumpy ride across a shallow channel to get to Cana Island...  more »
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  • This is probably the prettiest lighthouse in door county. The island itself separates the current, which wraps around it and crashes its waves into each other, forming a shallow land bridge that can be crossed by foot or by tractor. For the adventurous, walk across barefoot for the full experience! The island itself has a trail wrapped in close tree limbs, giving it a magical vibe. You do have to pay to be on the island so I recommend staying a considerable amount of time to make it worth it.
  • Beautiful place. Historic lighthouse on an island off the coast of Wisconsin's Door County, in Lake Michigan. Just a short drive north of Bailey's Harbor, easy to find if you follow signage. Parking lot on mainland is small and the tractor that pulls the wagon across the causeway goes back and forth every ten to fifteen minutes. You can also wade across to the island; the water is only about knee deep but usually would be quite cold. Staff is friendly. There are vault toilets on the island. I visited on an afternoon that had turned gray and windy, blowing in storms later that night. Lake Michigan provided nice wave action across the shoals surrounding the island. I took many beautiful and dramatic photos during my visit. I can't wait to go back again!

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