All About the Apostle Islands
The Gems of Lake Superior
Comprising 21 ruggedly alluring islands and 12 miles of mainland coastline in northern Wisconsin near the Bayfield peninsula, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on Lake Superior represents one of the few remaining truly wild places in the entire Midwest. From wave etched sandstone sea caves, miles of pristine sandy beaches, historic lighthouses, and the endless blue of Lake Superior all against a backdrop of the darkest night skies you'll ever see, this is a wilderness that begs to be explored.
Visitors to the Apostles can expect to find diverse flora and fauna, with old growth forests on several islands, an abundance of wildlife, and over 240 species of birds. Imagine paddling the labyrinth of sea caves on crystal clear water while gazing in awe at the underwater formations or hiking a trail across a deserted island to discover what lies at the other end. Abandoned brownstone quarries, old logging camps, cliff-top overlooks, and more all await the adventurous explorer.