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.
Madeline Island Fall Fest
Join us in celebrating local art, fall color and our community. Pumpkin activities, art displays and demonstrations, special events and sales at island...
Ashwabay Fall Ski and Snowboard Swap
Get geared up for winter with our annual Ski + Snowboard Swap. The Swap offers a chance to trade-in, or trade-up, with 15% of the purchase price benefiting the...
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...
Apostle Islands Yacht Charters
Captained or bareboat charters aboard more than a dozen yachts; single or multiple-day rentals. Dinner/sunset and cocktail cruises. Various levels of sailing...
North Country National Scenic Trail
The North Country Trail is a premier hiking and backpacking trail. All segments of the trail are open for travel by foot for walking, hiking and backpacking. ...
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...
Pine Point Cottage
Pine Point Cottage, a quiet and comfortable home, located just a few miles south of Bayfield, WI on one of the highest nearby points of Lake Superior...
Bog Lake Outfitters
Lakeside, town and wilderness rental housekeeping cottages with fire ring on beach. Daily and weekly rates available. Linens, kitchen utensils and barbecue...