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The ferry boat ride is just the beginning! Once on Madeline Island, there are plenty of things to see and do. With gorgeous beaches, fabulous hiking trails, and magnificent lake views to take in, the outdoors is calling. In town there are wonderful gift shops and galleries, a fascinating museum, and unique bars & restaurants to please all palates.

While Madeline Island is your destination, you’ll want to explore Bayfield and the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which encompasses the other 21 islands. Bayfield has the small town charm where local businesses thrive. Coffee shops, bookstores, restaurants and a variety of places to stay are all within walking distance of each other. The art scene is alive with festivals, concerts and plenty of galleries.

One of the cruising world’s best kept secrets, the Apostle Islands are captivating whether by your own boat or kayak, charter boat, or cruise boat. Island hop to explore lighthouses, sea caves, historical settings, as well as endless beaches to stroll. Camp under the stars on the deck of a boat, or reserve a spot on one of the 17 islands that have sites – you won’t be disappointed!