Madeline Island Murals

Learn Madeline Island history while strolling downtown La Pointe.

The Angus Cheese House and Transportation murals are located at the Madeline Island Heritage Center, 273 Colonel Woods Avenue. The Peterson Night mural is located at Island Carvers,  N662 Main Street. The Poppy mural is located behind the Parkside Condominiums, Main Street across from Joni’s Beach.

The Angus Cheese House, Transportation Mural and Peterson Music Night Murals were supported by a grant from the La Pointe Center for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.  Additional funding  for the Peterson Night Mural was provided by Island Carvers.

Sand Castle Day

Sandcastle Day – August 18, 2018

Come test your skills at sand sculpting during Big Bay State Park’s Sandcastle Day! This is a free family event (vehicle admissions sticker required for park entry). Prizes will be awarded for Best Overall, Best Creature, Best Lake Superior Theme, and Best “Story” for your design.
Grab your shovels, buckets and creativity for a fun-filled day along our beautiful Barrier Beach. Groups or individuals of all ages are welcome to participate.   Even if you don’t participate, join us for other activities and stroll along the lake to watch the sand creations unfold. Other activities during the day include a State Natural Area guided hike on the boardwalk, nature stations and craft table and naturalist programs. At night there will also be a Universe in the Park program held by UW-Madison’s Astronomy Dept.
For additional information on rules please call the park at 715-747-6425.

FREE! Madeline Island Guided Walking Tour


Looking for a fun and educational activity? Check out the FREE downtown La Pointe Guided Walking Tour offered June 25 thru August 24 (Monday-Friday) at 11am by the Madeline Island Ferry Line. This tour highlights how our Island community works, and walks around a good portion of the downtown area. You will learn some of the Island’s history, and how we have progressed from 1623 to the present. You will hear about the various uses some of our buildings have been through, as well as some architectural tidbits. The route we walk is roughly a half mile long.

  • Tour departs  from the Ferry Line Office located on Main Street on Madeline Island.  No tour on Wednesday, July 4.
  • Tour is appropriate for adults and children.
  • Dogs welcome.
  • Reservations are highly encouraged.
  • 4 person minimum needed for tour to take place/limited space available.
  • Sign up for the tour at the Ferry Line office on the Island on at the Madeline Island Information Station in Bayfield.
  • Call 715-747-2051 for more information or to make your reservations.

Get Away to Relaxing Madeline Island

golfIf you’re looking for a unique vacation experience, Madeline Island Wisconsin has it all. From water sports-fishing, sailing, swimming, kayaking-to hiking, camping, or just sitting on the beach, this quiet island in Lake Superior will give you the peace and quiet you’ve been looking for. From the moment you drive onto the ferry, you know that this vacation will be different. You feel the stress slipping away as you make the two mile trip across the lake to the island. The Island is an easy drive from Chicago, Madison or Minneapolis, and the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce can provide you with all the information you need to plan your trip. The island is only 42 square miles so come and explore the hiking trails and beaches; visit the state park and see ancient rock formations and wildlife viewing areas. Madeline Island is a great place to show your kids nature and wildlife as it was intended to be. All kinds of rental equipment are available on the Island. You can rent bikes and mopeds, canoes or stand up paddle boards by the hour or by the day. You can take a guided kayak or arrange for boat tour.  Boats are available for charter with captains and bare boat. Camping is certainly an option, but you can also rent a cabin or condo. And, of course, because the Island is small, you are never far from the water! So plan your vacation to this idyllic spot where summer temperatures are moderate and the air is clean and healthy.

20  Washington Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54850 (ferry landing on mainland)