Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Wisconsin’s northernmost point, comprised of the magnificent sea caves at the tip of the Bayfield Peninsula and the archipelago of stunning islands stretching 25 miles into Lake Superior, was forever protected when Congress established the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in 1970.
The Apostle Islands, named by the French, who counted 12 islands, are a kayaking mecca of 22 islands spread across 400 square miles that make up the northernmost fragments of Wisconsin. Forged by waves of glacial lakes after the Ice Age, the Apostle Islands are among the last truly remote places in the Midwest.
There are many ways to get to know the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore – cruise boats, sailing, kayaking, camping – and they are all worth it.