Washington Island, Wisconsin is the perfect destination for a day trip from the Maxwelton Braes in Baileys Harbor. Taking the ferry to Washington Island is a perfect Door County getaway. The drive from Baileys Harbor, to Northport where you board the ferry, will take you about 25 minutes. The ferry ride across to Washington Island usually takes 40 minutes. During this time, you get to enjoy viewing two Door County lighthouses and Plum Island.
You can choose to take your vehicle to Washington Island, or leave it in Northport. Whether you take your vehicle to the island, plan on biking or driving the Cherry Train Tour, There is much to enjoy and explore on Washington Island. The ferry returns to Wisconsin’s mainland every half hour, throughout the summer and fall.
If you’re feeling adventurous take another ferry and visit Rock Island, a primitive 912 acre island where cars and bikes are not allowed. It houses Pottawatomie Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in Wisconsin. Step back in time and enjoy Washington Island, Wisconsin!