A Trip to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore


We are just back from our Memorial Day Road Trip to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. It was a quick two day road trip. We started Saturday morning from Minneapolis, driving on Interstate Highway 35W/35. On the way we took a break at Banning State Park. There we had quick picnic. After spending around an hour there we headed further to Bayfield, WI(Gateway to Apostle Islands). We took another stop at Northern Great Lakes Visitor Center,but  the Visitor Center was just closed so we were not able to go inside. There was an observation tower, we missed going there but we took information catalogs and headed further. We reached Bayfield around 6:00 O’clock in evening. We just walked along the shores for awhile, then had dinner and went back to the Hotel.

Next morning we took the Apostle Island Cruise Tour. This was around 3 and half hour boat tour which circles almost all 21 islands in the area. We enjoyed the scenic beauty of lake Superior. Many of these islands have Light Houses and we got a chance to see a few of them. The most beautiful part of tour was the sea caves on Devils Island. There are many beautiful rock formations. These caves were sculpted from the billion year old sandstone bedrock exposed through the island’s surface. Another attractions of the tour was the Raspberry Island Light House. After the boat tour we took a scenic tour of Highway 13. It was almost 4:30 and we headed back to Minneapolis. On the way we took a stop at a gas station, took some scenic photos. This was a quick and beautiful trip. Here are some photos to share with you.


16 comments on “A Trip to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

  1. My family has a B&B up in Bayfield and I used to competitively sail there during the summers. It’s one of my favorite places to go.

  2. What wonderful photos, I love that area, unfortunately I didn’t get to see the sea cave, how beautiful, they sure don’t look like they belong on the Superior coast.
    And I love that you have the national parks as a category, they are my favorite places.

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