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.
Powwows: Performing Identities
May 23 - October 03
Powwows provide an opportunity to unite people in celebrating, preserving, and sharing Native American heritage. They are a time for singing, dance...
Bayfield's Concerts by the Lake
June 23 - September 08
Enjoy live music performed lakefront by local musicians throughout the summer.
Northern Wisconsin is home to an incredible variety of musicians and...
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...
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...
Artesian House Bed & Breakfast
Contemporary Eco-Friendly Bed & Breakfast with Comfortable Furnishings nestled on 25 Wooded Acres. Soaring Great Room with Wood Stove to take off the winter...
Harbor's Edge Motel
Harbor’s Edge Motel welcomes you to the Gateway to the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and your launching point to Madeline Island! Providing our guests...
Top 25 Wisconsin Historical Sites
Things to Do
Here are 25 sturdy links between “then” and “now,” places that are worthy springboards for wonderful history lessons. Many well-preserved and significant...