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Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

Join us in Bayfield on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4, 2018  for the 23rd Annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. Races begin at 10am on both days, with half of the total race distance completed each day. There are two main races: an 10-dog, 80-mile race and a 6 dog, 60-mile race. There’s also a 40-mile Sportsmens’ Race, a 6 to 8-mile Family Race and a 6 to 8-mile Youth Race (16 and under). Multiple spectator locations are available with amenities including a warming tent, concessions and bonfires.

Click here for schedule of events and information.

Windsled & Ice Road Information

Please call the Windsled/Ice Road 24-Hour Hotline (recorded message) at 715-747-5400 for up-to-date information on ice road conditions. Click here to visit the Madeline Island Ice Road Facebook page.

Windsleds/Vans are operated by Windsleds Inc. Schedule subject to change without notice due to ice and weather conditions. 

2018 Windsled & Van Schedule
Monday thru Friday
Leave Madeline Island: 7:10AM, 8AM (School Kids Only), 9AM, 11:30AM, 3:45PM & 4:30PM
Leave Bayfield: 7:20AM, 8:10am (School Kids Only), 9:30AM, 1PM, 4PM & 5PM

Saturdays Only 
Leave Madeline Island: 9AM, 11:30AM & 4:00PM
Leave Bayfield: 9:15AM, 12:15PM & 4:15PM

Sunday Only
Leave Madeline  Island: 9AM, 12Noon & 4PM
Leave Bayfield: 9:15AM, 12:15PM & 4:15PM


2018 Apostle Islands In-Line Skate Marathon

JUNE 16, 2018– The 9th 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