Explore Cana Island Lighthouse

Wisconsin Cana Island Lighthouse

Added by Cameron Cech

If you are already in Door County, this is a worthy spot to visit, especially if you can do so for sunrise or sunset while the light is on. The beach is entirely made of shells and depending on the tide, you can walk out rather far.

You will arrive at a parking lot that is on the mainland. Once parked, you will need to walk across the land bridge to Cana Island where you will come to a small building to pay an admission fee. Hours and Fees are below.

Once on the island, you can walk around and explore the light keeper's house, the lighthouse itself, and the shoreline.

Nearby Adventures:
Cave Point County Park
Toft Point State Natural Area
The Ridges Sanctuary State Natural Area

Hours: Open 10 am - 5 pm May 15th thru November 1st, 7 days a week.
The last tower climb begins at 4:30 pm each day.

Admission:
Adults -- $12 and includes entrance to the island, keeper's quarters and light tower.
Youth (5-17) -- $9 and includes entrance to the island, keeper's quarters and light tower.

There are age and height restrictions for children to safely climb the tower. They must be at least 5 yrs. old and 42 inches tall.

Pack List

  • Snacks and Water would be advisable if bringing children, but if you're bringing children you probably know that.
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Activities:

Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Autumn

Trail Type:

Out-and-Back

Distance:

1 Miles

Rating:

Features:

Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Groups
Lake
Scenic

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4 months ago

Worth checking out

One of the many lighthouses around Door County, but definitely worth a trip. There were also signs suggesting camping available in the summer, but I would suggest checking with the lighthouse staff to see if that is the case.

4 months ago

5 months ago

Lighthouse Adventure

Beautiful landscapes! Picturesque sights no matter the season!

5 months ago

Added by Cameron Cech

Science-minded, outdoors-oriented, photography-driven.
 
 Feel free to contact me if you want additional details about any of my adventures.

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