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.
Summer (Mostly) Thursdays Music Concerts
June 12 - August 25
Summer (Mostly) Thursdays – a series of fresh free concerts – offers a broad range of music in a variety of venues, performed by musicians from the Chequamegon...
Bayfield's Concerts by the Lake
June 21 - September 06
Enjoy live music performed lakefront by local musicians throughout the summer.
Northern Wisconsin is home to an incredible variety of musicians and...
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...
Good Earth Gardens
We are a small berry farm with Pick Your Own herbs and berries, including Juneberries, gooseberries, red and black currants, blueberries and blackberries. We...
Captain Bob's Marina & Boat Club
Enjoy Captained Boat Rides, Discover the real Apostle Islands with privately captained tours to the various lighthouses, sea caves, and hidden beaches. Boat...
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...
Ole & Lena's Place
Less than a mile up the hillside from downtown Bayfield, Wisconsin, there is little to remind one of all the bustle left behind in the "Best Little Town in the...
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...
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 &...
Mt. Ashwabay Ski and Recreation Area
Mt. Ashwabay features 317 ft. of vertical drop and 12 runs, as well as 40+k of some of the best groomed XC trails in the Northwoods, with ratings from beginner...