Madeline Island is an island located in Lake Superior; it is part of Ashland County, Wisconsin. It was long a spiritual center of the Lake Superior Chippewa.
Madeline Island is an island in Lake Superior, off the shores of Bayfield, Wisconsin. It's a popular summer destination, featuring camping, biking, hiking, sailing, and other recreational attractions.
Though Madeline Island is small in size, it’s charm and abundant natural beauty make it the perfect spot for the vacationer who wants to get away from it all. Walk along beautiful wooded trails and focus your camera lens on breathtaking views. Bask in the relaxing beauty of our clean, sandy beaches, browse through gift shops, picnic, bike, swim or discover fascinating relics of our past in the historical museum. Visit the other 21 Apostle Islands, or our 12 miles of mainland Lake Superior shoreline, featuring spectacular sea caves, old-growth forests, bald eagles and black bears, and the largest collection of lighthouses anywhere in the National Park System. Great sailing, boating, kayaking, and hiking.
Tom's Burned Down Cafe is just that - literally the shell of a burned down cafe. It's also one of the most popular stops when in the Bayfield/Ashland area. Since it's an open-air place and there's often live music, it tends to have a sort of island-y, hippieish, tropical feel to it. Just don't have TOO much fun and forget to catch the last ferry out...!
Madeline Island is one of the Apostle Islands in Lake Superior. Visitors can travel to the island by way of a ferry boat from Bayfield, Wisconsin.
Wisconsin's Madeline Island, the most southern island of the Apostle Islands, may have been visited as early as 1618 by Etienne Brule - preceeding the Pilgrams landing at Plymouth Rock by 2 years. By 1660 active trading by Radisson & Groseilliers is a matter of record. During the 1660s Jesuit priests Menard, Allouez, and Marquette visited the area in their attempt to bring Christianity to natives. In 1693 Pierre Le Sueur founded a trading post on the south end of the island.
Experience how the allure of Madeline Island's legendary beauty has drawn people to its shores for centuries.