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We went over on a day when the weather was not very cooperative, but we were able to make the most... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Felicite34
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Chicago, Illinois
A special place

We arrived late in the day - too late to take the trailer out to the island, but early enough to... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2018
irishfanmn
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Plymouth, Minnesota
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went over on a day when the weather was not very cooperative, but we were able to make the most of it. The wagon to shuttle over, the wheel was broken, so the workers made sure we were able to get over in a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

We arrived late in the day - too late to take the trailer out to the island, but early enough to spend 20 minutes taking some nice pictures of the waves coming into the shore seemingly from all directions. It was a cold and windy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

My wife and I while viewing the fall colors had occasion to visit the Cana Island Lighthouse. We had been there before, but never climbed to the top of the lighthouse....102 steps to the top, but reward was the view of the shoreline and tree...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

When the tide is in you can take a John Deer tractor over to the island. There is only one trailer so have patience’s if there is a lot of people. You pay when you get to the island $12 for adults, once you pay...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Visiting this Lighthouse is a MUST! Make sure you take the 97 Spiral Staircase to the top, totally worth it! The history is amazing and the glass/reflector at the top is 149 years old from France, GORGEOUS!! The tractor ride across to the island is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Taking the hay rack over the water way, walking to the lighthouse after the ride was an eye opener of the out buildings. Then to the lighthouse with ALL the steps. one after the other 3 short landings then at the top. WHAT A GREAT...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

The shuttle tractor to the park is just the beginning of this fun adventure. The water is so high that you aren’t encouraged to walk to the island via footpath. If the winds are too high, they won’t allow you to cross to Cana Island....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cana Island Lighthouse from taking the tractor over to exploring the lighthouse and enjoying the views top to bottom. We had our puppy with us and we were pleased that she was allowed on the grounds and in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

It's not JUST another lighthouse. It may be smaller than lots of other lighthouses that you see on the eastern seaboard, but It has it's own history and it's proud of that history. Interesting to read everything in the exhibit and equally interesting to climb...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

The history behind this lighthouse (or any lighthouse for that matter) is very interesting! We loved the house and history behind it all! There was an hour wait to climb, so we didn't, because really it's just like any elevated height view which doesn't require...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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545maricruzr
July 3, 2018|
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Response from cabartle13 | Reviewed this property |
Pets are allowed on the Island - just not inside any of the buildings. They must be kept on a leash at all times and pooper scooper rules apply.
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Emily_Jane_144
June 25, 2018|
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Response from sessmann | Reviewed this property |
We got there at 4, and we didn't have nearly enough time. You probably want at least a couple of hours. They close the buildings at 5 pm, so you have to be on the wagon and ready to go then. The park is actually open all... More
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PianoplayerJan
September 3, 2016|
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Response from dsj5777 | Reviewed this property |
$7 adults/$4 youth to island; climb additional $5 with last climb at 4:30; sign didn't state when the wagon rides would end in the season
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oceans61
minnesota
Help with itinerary, Please! (9 Replies)
We have a long weekend planned. Can you tell me if this itinerary sounds reasonable with the amount of time we have? Arrive around noon on Fri- May 21. Cabin is in Sturgeon Bay. Check in at 3:00 so we would go to White Fish Dunes SP for a picnic. Then check out Cave Point Park. Possibly go up to see Cana Island Lighthouse. Is it worth $7.00x6=$42.00 to go up it? Thought we would have a BBQ back at the cabin. Get up early Sat and drive 1 hour to the Washington Island Ferry. Pick up a...More
February 26, 2010|
Response fromoceans61|
Thanks for you reply and links. Good info. I would like to kayak by Cave point to see the sea caves. Is there anywhere near there that rents kayaks? I know there is a place that does tours but they are $55.00 a person :( Also, any other trails in Peninsula SP that we should do besides the Eagle Trail. Thanks for your help!
deex9
Sulphur, Louisiana
Trip report 8-2&3 (1 Replies)
First, thanks to Trip advisors. So much good info and advice. My granddaughter and I made a quick Door County trip. What a beautiful area! All of the towns are very clean and have flowers everywhere. We stayed in Sturgeon Bay at Super 8. We went to Peninsula SP-saw Eagle Bluff lighthouse and climbed the tower. This a great park for campers. We saw eagles and wild turkeys. We then went to Cana Island Lighthouse. It's a beautiful location. We climbed to the top. Great view and museum. The only...More
August 12, 2009|
Response fromkimbobb|
Thanks for the trip report. We don't have enough of them for Wisconsin. Glad that the trip went well, and that you really enjoyed yourselves. Come back and see us again!