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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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A cluster of 21 islands dotting the waters of Lake Superior; great for...

A cluster of 21 islands dotting the waters of Lake Superior; great for hiking, boating and camping.

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Amazing scenery

We went up the middle of September without a lot of advanced information about the area. As it turned out the timing was perfect -- after the tourist season and before apple fest... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 September 2016
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Palatine, Illinois
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Palatine, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went up the middle of September without a lot of advanced information about the area. As it turned out the timing was perfect -- after the tourist season and before apple fest. We stayed at the Bayfield Inn which was a perfect location. Everything about our trip was awesome. Lake Superior is spectacular! We did the half day kayak... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The cruise we took to view the islands had great acoustics. The actual views of these islands were OK but nothing spectacular.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful and rich in history, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a must see! We stayed in Red Cliff and drove the two or three miles into Bayfield, WI to catch a tour boat to get up close to the islands and learn the history. Very informative guide who was born and raised there. Lots of history here from the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

After spending time reviewing things to do in Bayfield, Ashland and Washburn thought we would have a lot of options for travel w/11,14 and 70 year old. Not. Maritime Museum was a highpoint. Took ferry to Madeline Island, pack lunch as we did nothing else there. Saw cliffs, went swimming on beach at island. Can see the same thing many... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Appreciate the ability to walk around the scenic area, shop in the small quaint stores, taking boat tour, and hearing about the island history, and then transporting our bike on a ferry to go to MADELINE ISLAND and learned about the island, its owners, the burnt Tom's Bar,and also about the ART SCHOOL AND AND THEIR COTTAGE ACCOMMODATIONS ON SITE,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a must-see! My mom, boyfriend, and I visited. We loved the 3-hour Grand Tour. The sea caves are gorgeous. On the Grand Tour we learned a little bit about each island. Very cool.

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1 Thank Emily C
Tomah, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

We love the south shore of lake Superior, having made the trip every summer for the last four years. We especially like staying in the little community of Bayfield. We have enjoyed several boat tours, day hikes, berry picking, and the kayaking. There is never enough time to do everything, so we keep coming back. The back roads near the... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

While kayaking season may be pretty much over mid-October, hiking season is far from being over. Hiking is probably one of the better activities to do starting mid-fall. This trail does not disappoint. My favorite part of the whole hike was the scenic overlooks it provides of some of the caves. It takes a little effort and improvisation in order... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

My wife and I rented two sea kayaks from Apostle Islands Kayaks and spent 4 days kayaking through the islands and backcountry camping on the shores of Lake Superior in August 2015. The sea caves were very interesting and the water was so unbelievably clear. We had a great time on Sand and Raspberry Islands! The park staff was very... More 

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New Berlin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

It goes to show, you don't have to live our State to find God's gift of beauty!! Went on to boat trips to see the Islands and Caves. Great pictures were taken if we must say so ourselves!! Stayed at a number of hotels, Quality Inn (Ashland, WI), Hampton Inn Marquette MI), and AmercInn (Munising, MI).

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