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 69,372 acres (28,074 ha) 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. It is featured on the America the Beautiful Quarters series.
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  • We took a long weekend and when to visit the Bayfield. It's a great little two with many great restaurants and friendly people! We will be back.  more »
  • My husband and I were on a road trip around Lake Superior. We stopped here for the night and decided to do the cruise around the Apostle Islands. The cruise was very nice and having beautiful...  more »
  • A very peaceful area with terrific views of the lakeside and islands throughout, well worth the boat journey.  more »
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  • Enjoyed immensely the narrated section of the tour! The Captain fills those long sections between the islands with local legend and lore. Saw three eagles! For a three hour tour, the time passes quickly! Get there early to get on top, but remember, it's a long path out and back at top speed. Save time getting your hair just right that morning! Captain turns boat so everyone gets the important views so every seat is good. Great to take a tour that had new equipment!
  • The views are worth the effort! Definitely worth the visit! The hiking trail is boarded for a good portion, and after that the trail is still well defined. There are a few spots where there is a little more difficulty with navigating slopes and steep steps. I only walked about half of the total trail to where the sea caves are visible, I am looking forward to returning to hike the whole trail to the campsite at the end.
  • While I loved the islands, and do rate it 5 stars, if you take boat tour, more than 80% of your time is spent on open water. The cost was on $45, so not too bad.
  • A varied landscape from the sand dunes and beaches of Long Island to the sea caves and cliffs of Meyers Beach. Use caution when exploring by kayak or other small water craft, Lake Superior may seem calm and docile one moment and turn into a roaring cauldron the next.
  • Just spent the 4th week there and couldn’t be more pleased !!! We came back after a visit in September 2018. What a convenient place to downtown and surrounding areas. The new owners Zack and Jenny are some of the friendliest campground owners we’ve ever met! Always willing to help and make sure your stay is the best! Very spacious sites on the hill and lots of open area for kids and people to play and hang out. We’ll definitely be back!!!!
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