Visitor Appreciation Weekend ~ June 1 & 2

Celebrate the first weekend of June on Madeline Island!

Visitor Appreciation Days at Madeline Island Museum
Explore Madeline Island’s storied past at the Madeline Island Museum for half-priced 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 4pm. 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 1 or 2 only for return to Bayfield. Vehicles and bicycles must pay regular ferry fare.

FREE!! Shuttle to Big Bay State and Town Park 
Experience what visitors have called “the best beach in northern Wisconsin” at Big Bay Town Park! Picnic area with covered pavilion, fishing and canoe rentals. Bridge spans beautiful lagoon. 
 
Leave your car on the mainland.  FREE shuttle service to Big Bay Town and State Park offered between 10:30am and 4:30pm on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. Pick up location @ Madeline Island Museum. Last shuttle will leave the Town Park at 4:45 pm & State Park at 5:00 pm.

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.

Get Away to Relaxing Madeline Island

If 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)