the apostle islands

Apostle Islands - Wisconsin, USA

The Apostle Islands are a group of 22 islands, located in the largest lake in the United States, Lake Superior. The islands are famous for their sea caves, most notably those on the mostly uninhabited Devils Island. Kayakers can meander freely in and out of the caves. As popular as the caves are in summer, they are also popular in the winter, when the caves ice over, and the stalactites crystallize. 

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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin, USA

Apostle Islands National Lakeshore - Wisconsin, USA

Made up of 21 islands, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is located in the northern tip of Wisconsin. The area is known for its historic lighthouses, beaches, cliffs, & sandstone sea caves. White Tail Deer and Black Bears are found in the area. 

Camping is available on 18 of the 21 islands. Visitors can hire kayaks, and do a self guided tour from island to island. Scuba divers can also view underwater rock formations and sunken shipwrecks. 

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Lake Superior’s Incredible Ice Caves


Thousands of years ago glaciers sculpted the sandstone into amazing cliffs towering over Lake Superior, Apostle Islands. During summer, the caves are inaccessible and can be viewed only from the water. But in cold winters, when conditions are just right, visitors can tread across the frozen lake to explore the Apostle Islands mainland sea caves and the dazzling ice formations that adorn the red sandstone cliffs.


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