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.
NASTAR Sunday Races
January 10 - March 06
NASTAR (National Standard Racing) is a great opportunity for participants of all ages to race a giant slalom course and compare results to others in their age...
Ashwabay King & Queen of the Mountain
The 15th annual Rychel Cup Race Series is open to all skills and all ages. Racers compete in 2-Slalom, 2-Giant Slalom, and 2-Super G events, with the best 4 of...
Bayfield Winter Festival
March 04 - March 06
Visit Bayfield for an entire weekend dedicated to 'Celebrating Ice, Snow and Cabin Fever!' Special events throughout the weekend include: Run on Water, Bike on...
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...
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. ...
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...
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...
Our porch offers a relaxing view of Lake Superior and Madeline Island. Spacious grounds host beautiful summer gardens, are adjacent to snowmobile trails. ...
Bay Front Inn
We have rooms & one bedroom suites that feature private decks overlooking Lake Superior, jacuzzis, spacious showers, refrigerators & microwaves, air...