Apostle Islands National Lakeshore Ice Caves, Bayfield

#3 of 39 in Things to do in Bayfield
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
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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  • We hired a private boat and driver to take us out to the Apostle Islands early in the morning so we could see the first light on Devil's Island It was magical. I highly recommend Escape Escursions.  more »
  • This was a great hike. Lots of ups and downs but not difficult. Not necessarily for beginners either, unless you are in good shape. Definitely not kid oriented, although we did see some with toddlers....  more »
  • 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.

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