Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, Bayfield

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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a U.S. national lakeshore consisting of 21 islands (Apostle Islands) and shoreline encompassing on the northern tip of Wisconsin on the shore of Lake Superior. It is known for its collection of historic lighthouses, sandstone sea caves, a few old-growth remnant forests, and natural animal habitats.
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  • This was our first visit to the Apostle Islands. It is likely to be our last visit because compared to the many other sights I have visited in this country, the Apostle Islands was okay but not that s...  more »
  • This national seashore was spectacular. The caves are amazing and there is plenty of hiking for both experienced folks and families looking for shorter and easier walks. Water sports are plentiful. Th...  more »
  • The Apostle Islands are pretty, but they take quite a while to get to. I would recommend Sea Cave Tours - you'll get the full affect. Don't bother with a big vessel ride, it takes a long time to get t...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful place. Had a picnic on a huge rock on lake Superior. This place is a must visit.
  • When people ask me the most amazing place I've 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 I've 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.
  • Stockton island was beautiful. Definitely want to try camping here some time

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