Tickets On Sale for Door County Lighthouse Festival


Lighthouse fans should mark their calendars for June 10-12: The dates for this year’s 23rd Annual Door County Lighthouse Festival — and tickets are now on sale. The lighthouse celebration will hold tours both on-land and by boat.

Land tours include two different day-long trips to see five land-based lighthouses. They depart from the Door County Maritime Museum in Sturgeon Bay and the Door County Trolley Depot in Egg Harbor. A new tour is also available to two range lights via the Baileys Harbor Range Light Tour at the Ridges Sanctuary.

If these don’t appeal, there are also boat-based tours from Gills Rock to Plum Island. For the adventurous, a trip to Chambers Island, complete with a mile-plus cross-island walk, is likely to be a hot item. History buffs can take a ride on the “tall ship” Edith Becker past the Eagle Bluff Lighthouse. Space on these tours is limited though, so be sure to snag some tickets early.

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[Photo of Cana Island Lighthouse by Josh Haroldson]

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