Visitor Appreciation Weekend ~ June 3 & 4

Celebrate the first weekend of June on Madeline Island!

Highlights include:

VISITOR APPRECIATION Days at the Madeline Island Museum
Explore Madeline Island’s storied past at the Madeline Island Museum for half-priced adult admission.  (Kids 17 & under FREE!).  Experience more than 300 years of Island history, from Ojibwe lifeways to the fur trade, from missionaries to loggers, from boat building to fishing and more! Special children’s exhibits and activities. Located ½ block from the ferry landing in downtown La Pointe, the museum is open 10am to 5pm. Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

The Madeline Island Ferry Line will provide complimentary return passenger fare with admission to the Madeline Island Museum (ticket must be picked up at the Madeline Island Museum). Ticket is valid on June 3 or 4 only for return to Bayfield. Vehicles and bicycles must pay regular ferry fare.

FREE Shuttle to Big Bay Town Park
Experience what visitors have called “the best beach in northern Wisconsin” at Big Bay Town Park! Picnic area with covered pavilion, hiking, fishing, canoe rentals and camping. Bridge spans beautiful lagoon.

Leave your car on the mainland.  FREE shuttle service to Big Bay Town Park offered between 10:30am and 5pm on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4. Pick up the shuttle downtown. Last shuttle will leave the Town Park at 5pm.

OPEN HOUSE at Big Bay State Park
Explore Madeline Island’s natural beauty while enjoying outdoor fun at Big Bay State Park with FREE vehicle admission. Located 6 ½ miles from downtown La Pointe, Big Bay State Park offers seven miles of hiking, boardwalk and natural trails, beach access, picnic areas and camping.

FREE Fishing Weekend in Wiscosnin! 
Fish without fishing licenses or state trout stamps.

May & June Schedule Updates

WELCOME ABOARD!

MIFL has scheduled extra trips for busy weekends in May and June. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call our office at 715-747-2051.

 Friday, May 19
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, 10, 11, 11:45, Every half hour 12:30 PM-10 PM, 11 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, 10, 10:45, 11:30, Every half hour 12:30 PM-9:30 PM, 10:30 PM

Madeline Island Marathon, Saturday, May 20
The first scheduled trip to the Island will be at 6:30am. Extra ferries will run between 6:30 and 7:30am.  
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 5:30, 7, 8:30 , 10, 11 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-5 PM, 6, 7:30, 9, 10:30 PM

Sunday, May 21
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 5:30, 7, 8:30 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-5 PM, 6, 7:30, 9 PM

Friday, May 26
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, 10, 11, 11:45, Every half hour 12:30 PM-10 PM, 11 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, 10, 10:45, 11:30, Every half hour 12:30 PM-9:30 PM,10:30 PM

Saturday, May 27
To Island:  AM 7:30, 8:45, Every 1/2 hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 5:30, 7, 8:30 ,10, 11 PM
To Bayfield:  AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every 1/2 hour 10 AM-5 pm then 6, 7:30, 9 and 10:30 pm

Monday, Memorial Day, May 29
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 5:30, 7, 8:30 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-5 PM, 6, 7:30, 9 PM

Fridays, June 9 and 16
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-7 PM, 8:30, 10, 11 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-7:30 PM, 9, 10:30 PM

In Line Skating Race, Saturday, June 17
There will be extra ferries starting at 6:30 AM to facilitate getting all participants to the Island by 8 AM.
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 7, 8:30, 10, 11 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-6 PM, 7:30, 9, 10:30 PM

Sundays, June 4, 11 and 18
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 7, 8:30 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-6 PM, 7:30, 9 PM

ALL THE ABOVE TRIPS, WEATHER PERMITTING

Memorial Day Weekend Events

May 26: Community Open House @ Madeline Island Museum, 5 to 7pm.

May 26: Live Music w/Dave Ujke @ Tom’s Burned Down Cafe, 8pm

May 27: Guided Hike: Spring Bird Migration on Madeline w/ Victoria Erhart.
Bring your binoculars; see warblers and other spring migrants, 8am to 10am.  Meet at the Town Park Pavilion. Sponsored by Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve

May 27: Madeline Island Museum opens for the season! Hours: daily, 10am to 5pm

May 27: Jewelry Trunk Show w/Kathy Dawdy noon – 4pm; Live Music  w/ Barbara With on keyboard, 1-4pm & Ric Gillman,  5-8pm  @ Bell Street Gallery.

May 27: Woods Hall Grand Opening & Dedication, 1 to 3pm.

May 27: Winterworks Community Show Opening Reception @ La Pointe Center Art Gallery, 4 to 7pm.

May 27: Live Music w/DJakeleg & Otis @ Tom’s Burned Down Cafe, 8pm

May 28: La Pointe Center for the Arts Wine Tasting @ The Pub, 2:30pm

May 28: Live Music @ Bell Street Gallery ARTBAR w/Gingie Ward & James Kasperson, 1 to 3pm

May 28: Live Music @ Bell Street Gallery ARTBAR w/Yazmin Bowers, 5 to 8pm

May 29: Island Association Fundraising Breakfast @ Grampa Tony’s, 8am to 10:30am
Proceeds benefit the Island Association Scholarship Fund.

May 29: Memorial Day Dockside Ceremony, 10:30am

May 29: Remembrance Walk & Mural Dedication @ MIHPA Heritage Center, 12noon to 1pm

For more information on area events and happenings:

Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce
Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau
Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce
Washburn Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

Apostle Islands In-Line Skate Marathon

JUNE 17, 2017 – The 8th annual Apostle Islands Inline Skate Marathon on Madeline Island

If gliding along smooth pavement through scenic woodlands offering breathtaking views of Lake Superior sounds like your idea of skating heaven, the Apostle Islands Inline skate marathon is the perfect event for you.

This unique inline race has something for every skating enthusiast and skill level, including a full marathon, a little more than a half marathon and fun race. The 8.7 mile looped course features a combination of flats, curves, straightaways and two hairpin turns on Lake Superior island of Madeline island. This is an exciting event for both spectators and participants. For more details and registration information go to www.apostleislandsinline.com

Eat, Skate, Stay & Play on Madeline Island! Celebrate the arrival of Summer on Madeline Island  June 15 – 18, 2017.

The Madeline Island Ferry Line will be running the following schedule:
Friday, June 16
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-7 PM, 8:30, 10, 11 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-7:30 PM, 9, 10:30 PM

In Line Skating Race, Saturday, June 17
There will be extra ferries starting at 6:30 AM to facilitate getting all participants to the Island by 8 AM.
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 7, 8:30, 10, 11 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-6 PM, 7:30, 9, 10:30 PM

Sunday, June 18
To Island AM 7:30, 8:45, Every half hour 10 AM-5:30 PM, 7, 8:30 PM
To Bayfield AM 7, 8, 9:15, Every half hour 10 AM-6 PM, 7:30, 9 PM

Bayfield Parking Information 
There is limited parking available at the ferry landing. There is parking throughout the City of Bayfield; some street parking has a 2 hour limit. There are various lots that will allow overnight and up to 2 week parking.  Click on  parking map for more information.