Madeline Island

Madeline Island is the largest of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Take the 3-mile ferry ride from Bayfield to arrive in La Pointe, the only town on the island and the place where you can stroll through art galleries, small-town shops, and try tasty restaurants with lakeside views. Get your nature fill at the beautiful Big Bay State Park with 2 miles of pristine beaches or take a guided kayaking tour to see the island from a different angle. Originally a fur trading post, Madeline Island has become a must-stop destination for Wisconsin travelers. 

Explore Madeline Island

Chequamegon Chef's Exhibition 6/15/2023 La Pointe - 0.02 miles away
A Day on the Green: Traditional Madeline Island 4th of July 7/04/2023 La Pointe - 0.02 miles away
Madeline Island Marathon and Half Marathon 5/20/2023 La Pointe - 0.07 miles away
Eat, Skate, Stay, Play 6/15/2023 - 6/17/2023 La Pointe - 0.07 miles away
Apostle Islands Inline Skate Marathon 6/17/2023 La Pointe - 4.87 miles away
Book Across the Bay 2/18/2023 Washburn - 13.62 miles away
Book Across the Bay 2/18/2023 Ashland - 15.63 miles away
Sleigh & Cutter Rally 1/14/2023 Ashland - 15.97 miles away

Average Weather

From soaking up the summer sun to hitting the trails after a fresh snowfall, Wisconsin has no shortage of activities for every season. Here's an idea of what the weather in this area is like to help get your planning started!


High 79° F
Low 56° F


High 24° F
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High 56° F
Low 35° F


High 54° F
Low 31° F