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11 Must-See Lighthouses in Door County Wisconsin

11 Must-See Lighthouses in Door County Wisconsin

11 Must-See Lighthouses in Door County Wisconsin

Love lighthouses?  How about a peninsula that has 11 must-see lighthouses?  The 11 must-see lighthouses in Door County Wisconsin will impress any lighthouse lover or history buff.

#1 Sherwood Point Lighthouse

Sherwood Point Lighthouse - Sherwood Point Lighthouse off the shores of Door County. The Lighthouse grounds are not open to the public.

Sherwood Point Lighthouse Door County is located in northeast Wisconsin on the western shores of Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. View the Sherwood Point Lighthouse post to read about the history and Google Map one of my favorite lighthouses on the peninsula and the last manned lighthouse on The Great Lakes.

#2 Eagle Bluff
Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Ephraim, Wisconsin


#3 Baileys Harbor Light Ranges

Lighthouse and Milky Way - Ridges Sanctuary, Door County, Wisconsin

One End of the wooden boardwalk the tower.


Ridges Door County
The other end is the light keeper quarters.

The two pictures above make up the Baileys Harbor Light Range and are located on the grounds of The Ridges Sanctuary in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.  

Besides seeing the lighthouse on this property, hike the trails and see the unique wildflowers, plant life and visit the beach area across the street.

#4 Baileys Harbor Bird Cage
Birdcage Style Lighthouse, Baileys Harbor

Building on this unique lighthouse started in 1852 and it is one of four lighthouses in the United States built with this design.  The lighthouse life use was shortlived, Cana Island lite replaced this lighthouse.

The birdcage style lighthouse in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin is now privately owned but you can get a glimpse of it two ways.  One by boat and the second by land, go down Ridges Road, then east on Point Drive 1.2 miles to its end. Park and get out and look back toward Point Drive – the lighthouse is peeking through the trees on the water to your left.

Additional Places in Baileys Harbor to Visit:
Hike Toft Point
Hike & Explore The Ridges

#5 Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal North Pierhead

Under The Catwalk at Sturgeon Bay, WI Pierhead

Sometimes the lake is calm and sometimes it is rough. Stand directly under the catwalk on the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal North Pierhead at this location, this place was made for terrific selfies. 

#6 Sturgeon Bay Canal Station Lighthouse

Beach View of Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse

The second tower at the Sturgeon Bay Coast Guard Station.

#7 Cana Island

Cana Island Lighthouse Great Lakes in Door County, WI on Lake Michigan.

Cana Island Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin. 

#8 Pottawatomie
Pottawatomie Lighthouse - Rock Island, Door County, Wisconsin

Rock Island Light was lit in 1836, it is the oldest light station in Wisconsin and on Lake Michigan. A ferry ride from the mainland of Door County to Washington Island and a boat ride from Washington Island to Rock Island will yield this beauty. You can read about Rock Island boat trip, which also has pictures of the island.

#9 Plum Island
Lighthouse - Coastguard Station Plum Island Lighthouse is located in Lake Michigan waters off the shores of the Door County Peninsula in Wisconsin.
The island has a 20th century Coast Guard station, keeper’s house and boathouse on the property. The island is only 2–miles around the entire perimeter.  On the opposite side of the boathouse and Coast Guard station is the lighthouse. I wrote a post about Plum Island Lighthouse –> Post.

#10 Piot Island
Pilot Island Lighthouse on an island in Lake Michigan waters with birds

Pilot Island can be viewed from the water only. Located between Washington Island and Door County Mainland.  You can see it from the ferry or another boat.

#11 Chambers Island
Chambers Island Lighthouse Door County Wisconsin

Chambers Island lighthouse is 7.5 miles northwest of Fish Creek and 11.5 miles northeast of Marinette. You can’t view Chambers Island Lighthouse without a personal boat or unless you purchase a lighthouse tour ticket during the time they give tours in Door County, Wisconsin.

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