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...
Holiday Spirit Gallery Tour
See the work of Bayfield's artists on display for the holidays. Beautiful paintings, pottery, metal sculptures, wood carvings, fiber arts and more. Some open...
Rittenhouse Inn Wassail Dinner Concerts
December 05 - December 20
Wassail Concerts are festive lunch and evening events filled with great food and holiday music performed by the Rittenhouse Chamber singers. Experience a...
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...
Bell Street Gallery on Madeline Island
The gallery opened in May, 2009. Our building, which was originally an 1890s home built by Ed Valley, has been completely remodeled by a local craftsman, with...
Bayfield Maritime Museum
Presenting 150 years of Bayfield's rich Maritime heritage. We are happy to have effectually saved rare artifacts of Bayfield's maritime history, and we will...
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...
A family home near downtown La Pointe. Available year-round. 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Walking distance to ferry and restaurants.
Somtara Home Rental
A true lake home with beach and dock fronting Lake Superior, not across from any roads. Considered one of the nicest lots and places to stay on the island by...