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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

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The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore comprise 21 islands and a 12-mile section on the mainland. But the best vantage points are by boat, so make sure you have planned a minimum of a half-day for exploring. In the surrounding towns of the Bayfield Peninsula are outfitters offering boat rentals, guided tours, fishing and sailing charters, ferry and water taxis. The National Park Service features a variety of narrated tours and shuttle services which depart from Bayfield through Apostle Islands Cruises, a NPS authorized concessionaire. Each island is unique and offers interesting things to do whether you’re into hiking, paddling, scuba diving, camping or just taking in the breathtaking views. In winter, if Lake Superior freezes to a safe depth, the sea caves are accessible by foot and open to the public. If the opportunity arises, do not miss the magical and dramatic display of ice-draped rock formations. Check the Apostle Islands website for opening dates.



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