Some of the most amazing sites, historic remnants and preserved natural wild-lands are accessible by foot on several of the Apostle Islands. On these tours we boat directly to the island of interest for the designated hike and then allow plenty of time to explore the trail. Sometimes, hiking an island can be good option island archipelago experience when it is too windy for kayaking in the sea caves. Or consider adding time to one of our standard tour to include a hike. All tours require a 4 person minimum so sometimes it is hard to match people together for hiking tours because of the variety of options, so we have weekly group hikes offered several times throughout the year.
Here is the first 4 introductory group hikes we are going to offer. All these tours will depart Madeline by powerboat, hike the designated trail and return to Madeline. We need a minimum of 4 participants in order for the tour to go out. All tours are weather dependent, with attempts to reschedule or full refunds given, if necessary. If you would like to sign up for a tour, please call 715-747-2100 or email [email protected] These prices are different than you will see during the regular season because we are trying to PROMOTE locals and regulars to the area an early season discount. Further tour dates and hikes will be created based upon inerest so if you are interested in doing such an out – please let us know and we will continue to offer this service.
But seriously – come join us for some fun!! Hiking a wilderness island preserved as national park may not last forever so go see these islands. We love them!!!
Sand Island- Lighthouse, Caves & Historic Remnants – 4-mile out and back trail, 4 hour
Description: Easy. This hike begins at the campground dock and then starts a board trail, which eventually turns to dirt but it is all an easy stroll hike to the light-house grounds.In a few places along the trail there are remnants of a distant past when the island was a booming small farm and fishing community in the early part of the 1900’s. Bonus that you get to see the Sand Island sea caves!
Devils Island- Lighthouse and Caves – 2-mile out and back trail, 4 hours
Description: Easy. It is a steep hill from the dock up to the hiking trail, but then an easy
1-mile hike from the south end of Devils to the lighthouse grounds on the north end.
The forest has special dwarfed features due to harsh conditions so far out. There is the
bonus that you will get to see the Devils Island sea caves! And if conditions permit, we
will pull the boat into a cave!
For further inquiries or to register for one of these tours, please call 715-747-2100 or email [email protected]