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Address: La Pointe, WI 54850
Phone Number: 715-747-2801
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Activities: Sailing, Camping, Dining, Shopping, Swimming, Biking
Description: The largest of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands and the only one that is...
The largest of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands and the only one that is commercially developed.
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Quiet Little Island

There were lots of dining options for lunch. We brought our motorcycle over on the ferry. It was a nice ride around the island. We didn't want to pay the extra to go ride... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Springfield, Missouri
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Mt Prospect
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The large island visible from Bayfield is Madeline Island which is a ferry boat ride away. It has shops, a museum, restaurants, and a state park that is driving, biking, or a long distance hike from town. If you are looking for a unique family experience, even Disneyland can't offer a car ride aboard a ferry boat to an island.... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took the ferry from Bayfield which was about a 20 minute trip. Drove to the State Park and mostly drove around seeing if things had changed since we were there last 30+ years ago. It's not too different! Quiet, woodsy, friendly. We stopped at the Island Oasis for a beer and water on a hot day and were greeted... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My fiancé and I took the ferry out to Madeline Island one day of our weekend trip to Bayfield. We rented the scooters on the island and that was very fun! If you aren't camping on the island I feel like there isn't a lot to do. There is a beach and some hiking trails but not much else. We... More 

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There were lots of dining options for lunch. We brought our motorcycle over on the ferry. It was a nice ride around the island. We didn't want to pay the extra to go ride through the state park though.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We started by kayaking to the sea caves. Them spending time it big bay state park, and then lastly walking around the village and shopping. It was a wonderful way to spend a day. The island isn't so commercialized so wasn't so crowded. We would definitely recommend spending a day on Madeline Island!

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Fair Haven, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

We went by ferry from Bayfield with our car. We drove out to the state park and hiked on the Bayview and Lagoon trails. It was a lovely hike, saw lots of coastline, wild flowers. Heard frogs and loon at the Lagoon. Our hike was about 5 mi. out & back. We spooked at Toms Burned Out for beers, had... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Spent the day on Madeline Island, and felt completely away from it all. Loved the tiny town of La Pointe and their historical museum. The state park had a nice boardwalk trail, and a hike along the top of some lakeside cliffs, with boulders you could climb over. We drove all around the island, traveling on some dirt roads that... More 

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Vadnais Heights, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My wife and I wanted to get away for her birthday, and really wanted to go somewhere where we could relax. Madeline Island is that place..... We took our first ferry ride to the island, and really enjoyed the ride. Madeline offers all levels of dining, but a word of warning- It's very hard to find anything to eat after... More 

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Waterloo, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

My friends and I went there during the soccer world cup and saw the final there. There are many great restaurant and bars to eat and drink. Walking and biking on the Island are great. there is much to see!

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Minnetonka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I think it is the only place on the island so it is the BEST place to rent mopeds. The price was high, higher than other places we have visited but it ultimately seemed 'worth' it. We spent our time blasting around the island, through the parks,and would probably go again. We of course took the ferry across from Bayfield... More 

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Address: La Pointe, WI 54850
Phone Number: 715-747-2801
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Apostle Islands

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