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Address: P.O. Box 274, La Pointe WI, WI 54850
Phone Number: 715-747-2801
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Activities: Biking, Camping, Dining, Sailing, Shopping, Swimming
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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A great Island to visit for a day -

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Waterloo, Belgium
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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

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 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 24 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 78 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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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Such a wonderful place. We just took the ferry over and walked around the town. Visited the Bell street gallery, the library, Nebraska Row, and finished off with drinks at the Burned Down Bar,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I love this Island, it's quiet yet very exciting with all the sights and sounds of paradise! Go there looking for an abundance of nature, to meet wonderful people, to drink and eat plentiful, and to simply get away from the daily grind. The beaches are stellar, outdooor activities abound during the summer months. Visitors are always able to find... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This trip was one of the best vacations I have been on in a long time. Madeline island was an ideal setting for this four day yoga retreat. Amy Annis and her colleagues provided a bountiful, restorative and peaceful education that was approachable for beginners and advanced yogis alike! The food was amazing, the company even better, and the take... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

My first time to Madeline was wonderful. The island is quietly beautiful and so welcoming. Something magical seemed to happen as we crossed the water on the ferry. I attended the Madeline Island Fall Wellness Yoga Retreat lead by Amy Annis. Our weekend was awe inspiring, empowering, loving, self-motivating and left me full of gratitude. So many wonderful women. The... More 

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Address: P.O. Box 274, La Pointe WI, WI 54850
Phone Number: 715-747-2801
Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Apostle Islands

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