|Address:||415 Washington Ave, Bayfield, WI 54814, USA|
Went with Mother and a 14 & 11 year old Aug 2-4. I would make this a day trip only from Hayward area. Took car on ferry to Madeline Island for one day that was the best part. Pack a lunch as we did there is nothing on island, nothing like brochures 1 small shop, 1 place to eat 1 ice cream place. Wanted to see a lighthouse, didnt. Only way is the 3-4 hr cruises. Town of Bayfield, few high end shops few places to eat, cramped. Maritime Museum saved Mayfield for us. Saw Cliffs on Madeline hung out at beach but honestly can see that many places in Wisconsin, including dells, camp Douglas etc. Drove far North to Sand Bay hoping to get some Indian History, on hwy scenic byway 13 nothing but trees and casino.
Accessible by water, this collection of islands in Lake Superior, is exceptional. The south shore of Superior is warmer than MNs north shore, and is swimmable in the summer. Incredible sand beaches dot the 12 islands as well as Madeline Island. There is a wonderful sense of solitude, as the islands are separated by several miles of water. The waters of Superior vary from calm to treacherous, and kayaking without a guide is generally not recommended for beginners. Boats and guides can be chartered out of Bayfield, WI. Camping on the islands requires reservations through the park service. Its incredible place which everyone should experience!
When people ask me the most amazing place Ive ever been, I tell them about the Apostle Islands. I canoed and camped here for several days a few years ago. Lake superior is a beautiful and wicked beast. Our last 24 hours downpoured nonstop. We had to canoe through giant white caps to get back to the mainland. It was scariest and also the most amazing thing Ive ever been through. The camp sites are beautiful and many of them are remote. On more than one occasion we had a private beach to ourselves for a whole day. We went in the fall and were able to feast on berries every day. Cannot wait to go back someday.
The Apostle Islands are gorgeous. Situated in the pristine Lake Superior, theyre rugged and natural. Exploring the sea caves on Sand and Devils Islands via kayaks is the experience of a lifetime. The campsites Stockton are fantastic. Wild blueberries help. There are local outfitters who will provide the right gear and camping permits; highly recommend the outer islands tour with Living Adventures. If thats not your speed, there are ferries and private charter boats thatll navigate the islands for you. Bayview, WI, is a great home base from the "mainland."
Solo para personas verdaderamente inteligentes en este lugar no vas a encontrar a los soberbios asquerosos de siempre ellos tienen reservado un lugar en las playas de punta del este ,pinamar,cancun,rio etc......este lugar es para aquellos que evolucionaron 100 años minimo del resto.
how pathetic this site. gives you no insight to this location-ya, go park services! using my dollars none the less-the parks dept. keeps this one under their protective wing. I get more info from channel 8- yeah, thats" public" t.v., for those of you that now spend $$ to watch t.v Ive also tried to kayak off the beach from a point not far away, and behold! the park service wanted to charge $ to park, just the year before, the park service wasnt there......ohhhh go park service.!!
Definitely has worthwhile things to do. My only issue with the place as a whole was how difficult it is to rent a kayak. First, you have to pay for and then take a 3 hour safety course then actually rent the kayak. In all honesty I could probably enroll and finish with medschool in less time and spend less money. Also, there are not a lot of places to go mountain biking. However, the scenery is exquisite and you will not be bored if you decide to spend a weekend here.
Amazing place to fully embrace nature. We both kayaked to the sea caves and camped on Stockton Island. On the island, the longest trail are not fully maintained so be sure to have the appropriate gears. It is really beatiful, even if you just go on the shorter loops. The main problem was the bugs! Try your bug spray to test its efficiency and take it with you of you plan on hiking.
A true Wisconsin Treasure. To have the National Park Service maintaining these islands for all to enjoy is fantastic and they do a great job. My only comment is that more needs to be done to make it more accessible to those without boats. The Cruise Service does an OK job but the prices are high and the schedules are limited.
Incredible history of the area, told by "Captain Frosty". It was so interesting, and the islands themselves were amazing to see. The morning tour had to cancel seeing Devils Island due to 6 swells. Our weather cleared, we saw 21 islands (no Gull). Gorgeous sunset too! Highly recommend!
A must go place.Beautiful ,serene,romantic and adventurous at the same time,n most importantly less commercialized.For its beauty,Apostle Islands are so underrated and I dont know why.We are planning to go there again very soon as we could not get enough of the mighty Superior in 3 days.
We took a challenging 3.5 or 4 mile hike from the Meyers Beach parking lot with 3 and 5 year old kids to the sea caves. Beautiful trail with lots of board walks, stairs, and steep, muddy hills. Definitely not stroller friendly. Plenty of parking for large vehicle along the road.
One of my favorite places on earth. You can spend the entire summer hopping around the islands and wandering the trails, camping, taking pictures, picking wild berries, fishing...and napping to the sounds of the waves on the beach. Lots of wildlife, great park staff, clean.
We loved the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore so much that we move here. The water, islands and Bald Eagles are always a hit when we entertain family and guests. Most people dream of just seeing Lake Superior. We are blessed to boat on it anytime "the Boss" allows us to.
Beautiful cliffs, you will need to bring or rent a kayak or boat to see them properly. If using a kayak do yourself a favor and bring a real sea kayak for safety and handling Lake Superiors waves. Guide services available from Cornucopia and other towns nearby.
Whether it was the scenic views, the crisp waters of Lake Superior, or the category 5 hurricane that came pummeling through our campsite, theres not a thing I would change about my stay at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
If you are able to make it during a year that the ice caves are open, DO IT! One of the most beautiful natural formations Ive ever seen in WI. Plan to make a trip back during the summer to visit by canoe.
Vast scenic beauty on the shores of Lake Superior with many islands to explore remote wilderness. Lots of beautiful rocky cliffs and light houses as well. A boat tour is a must through these islands.
You HAVE to take some kind of boat tour to appreciate the beauty of this area. We did the boat tour, some years back. Would love to go kayaking around the islands!!
Not very informative. Called them to get info on kayaking and when we got to our destination, we ended up not kayaking because I was ill informed on everything.
Gotta see for your self, wonderful views, great people and good hiking. I do a kayak trip and it was worth it, great pictures and a story to tell the grandkids