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Mawikwe Sea Caves

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The ice caves were absolutely amazing. We felt so blessed to have the chance to see the caves. The walk was around 1 mile from the Meyers beach parking lot. We got there before sunrise - so pretty much had the place to ourselves. Just make sure you dress extra warm - snow pants, down coat, hat, mittens, scarf, waterproof... More

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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

We had the most amazing day here. We were lucky (super, super lucky) and able to park in the Meyers Road lot, which meant we shaved 2 miles or more off of our hike. Wear warm, layered clothes, sturdy boots and ice cleats. Bring a drink and a snack, your camera and a tripod, too. Plan to spend at least... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I made 6 mile round-trip from Meyers Beach. Had to park a mile away so 8 miles round-trip for the day. It was worth every step we have not seen such beauty in a long time. We wore ice Trekkers which allowed us to climb many of the flows. We were rewarded a day of beauty and... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

After reading about the horrific crowds on weekends (and seeing the photos that looked like The March of the Penguins), my husband and I opted to do this on a weekday. 7 hr drive from MKE. The Ice Hike was very manageable / and quite a fun thing, but anyone going should spend some time on preparation and planning the... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We spent a sunny Sunday afternoon at Mawikwe Bay, temps were about 8 degrees. The ice formations on the rocky cliffs are beautiful, but it takes some doing to get there. Due to puplicity, thousands of people are coming to see the sites. Cars were parked 2-3 miles down the highway. Rather than walking an unknown distance (turns out it... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I had been kayaking here during the summertime and thought it was beautiful then. I must say, even in winter, the beauty is breathtaking! Well worth the frigid walk to see the ice caves. We went to Meyers Beach before sunrise and had our choice of parking, although later in the day, it was crowded. Count on walking about 3-4... More

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Clam Lake, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Simply beautiful! The ice that forms off the caves to the lake are awe inspiring! The caves are located on Lake Superior and can only be seen a limited time depending on the weather and wave action. It's been 5 years since the last time one could venture out to see this magnificent sight. Due to the continual below freezing... More

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Minnesota, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Just visited the Sea Caves in January. Parked at Meyers Beach and walked Lake Superior ice to the Sea Caves. For all the reviewers who thought they were amazing in the summer by kayak, try walking on Lake Superior and experiencing a completely different scene. The frozen water and hanging icicles are simply amazing. It's rare to get this opportunity... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

We just returned from a trip to the Apostle Islands. Kayaking the sea caves are a must when visiting the islands!! We are novice kayakers and went with our children ages 10, 11, 14. We used TreknTrail as an outfitter and the guides were terrific, well worth the money. Definitely the highlight of our trip to the Apostle Islands (also... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We recently did some camping in the Apostle Islands with Wilderness Inquiry and had a great time. The crew was great and along with three other families, we put four kayaks and a large canoe on the water. The weather was nice and the water was almost totally calm, so the trip to see the sea caves was great!

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