The Apostle Islands are made up of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which is 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland, plus Madeline Island. Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore has more lighthouses than any other National Park Service area with 8 historic towers on 6 islands. Visitors can hike, paddle, sail, or cruise to experience these Jewels of Lake Superior. Camping is available on 19 of the Lakeshore’s 21 islands and at one campsite on the mainland. The park offers hiking opportunities on the mainland, as well as many of the islands. The Mainland Lakeshore Trail extends 4.5 miles, from the Meyers Beach area, past the cliffs above the mainland sea caves. Hikers can enjoy more than fifty miles of maintained trails on 12 islands of the National Lakeshore. The Bayfield Visitor Center is a good place to begin your National Lakeshore visit, whether by car, afoot, or by private boat. At the visitor center you can view audiovisual programs and study exhibits about the park's history, natural history, and recreation opportunities.
Walk, bicycle or drive aboard the ferry to Madeline Island and explore La Pointe, voted one of the Coolest Small Towns in the US. With lodging, dining and shopping served up with a side of lakeshore views visitors will be on island time in no time. Mopeds and bikes are a great way to see the islands parks, beaches and hidden treasures.
Bayfield's Hometown Holiday Season
November 27 - December 31
There isn't a more festive place than Bayfield during the holidays. Sparkling lights decorate this quaint little town, which rests on the shores of Lake...
Madeline Island Holiday Boutique
The Annual Madeline Island Holiday Boutique will be held on Saturday, Small Business Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Madeline Island Museum. The event...
La Pointe Lighthouse
Built: 1895. 67' tall light is located on Long Island, one of the Apostle Islands just south of Madeline Island. The lighthouse can be viewed from special...
Pikes Creek & Jerry Jay Jolly trails
You are about to experience the close-knit relationship between the Mt. Ashwabay Education Foundation and Bayfield County’s Departments of Tourism-Recreation...
Bayfield Winery, Ltd.
The Bayfield Winery is located high on the hills overlooking the waters of Lake Superior at the top of Wisconsin. Scott and Renate Hauser specialize in making...
Legendary Waters Resort & Casino
On the inside, we rival the best casinos you’ll ever visit. But no one can beat us when you go outside. Lake Superior. The Apostle Islands. And an entirely...
Andrew Tate Condo #200
Recently completed, this Luxurious condo offers what we feel is the very best view of the main dock, Madeline Island, and the downtown area. As you have your...
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Along windswept beaches and cliffs, visitors experience where water meets land and sky, culture meets culture, and past meets present. The 21 islands and 12...
Pier Plaza Restaurant & Lounge
A 4th generation family owned & operated dining establishment, featuring daily and nightly specials, scenic deck dining, full bar, and catering (groups &...
Ethel's at 250
Just uphill from the harbor in the historic Stark Building, with a varied menu featuring pizza, pasta, appetizers, sandwiches, and salads. Relax in our dining...
Indigenous or Native Art of Wisconsin
There is no better way to learn about Wisconsin’s Native American history than through art. Explore these galleries and art centers to experience some of these...