Area Attractions


Woods Hall Craft Shop…

This shop, next to St. John’s United Church of Christ, displays handcrafted items from local artists, specializing in woven goods. Staffed by volunteers, the Craft Shop is open daily throughout the summer. Call 715-747-3943  www.woodshallcraftshop.com

Madeline Island Golf Course…

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, this double nine golf course is beautiful and challenging. Rentals, sales and golf lessons are available through the Pro Shop. Open daily through the summer. Call 715-747-3212  www.madelineislandgolf.com

Madeline Island Historical Museum…

Experience the rich history of Madeline Island through exhibits and public programs that explore three centuries of Island life, from Ojibway culture to the fur trade, missionaries to loggers, boat building to fishing. A lively musical slide show gives voice to the past and each artifact tells a story. The museum shop offers books, crafts, jewelry and gift items rooted in the island’s lore. Open mid-May to mid-October. Call 715-747-2415  www.madelineislandmuseum.org

Madeline Island Heritage Center…

Features three, 100 year old buildings offering a glimpse of Island life from another time. Open July 4 – Labor Day. Located ½ block from ferry. Complex restored and operated by Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association. Small admission fee. Call 715-747-2801

Harry Nelson Recreation Center…

Children’s play area, public tennis courts and a baseball diamond are open daily. Programs of organized activities for children 6 and older are held throughout the summer months.  Call 715-747-2494

Big Bay State Park…

Located approximately seven miles out on County Road H, Big Bay State Park offers picnic areas, sandy beaches, hiking trails, nature walks as well as spectacular cliffs and caves. State Park sticker fee required. Park ranger programs held through the summer months. Call 715-747-6425  www.wiparks.net

Big Bay Town Park…

This family park is located six miles from the Ferry landing. There is a picnic area, fishing, canoeing, swimming, and two miles of sand beach. From the top of the hill, the view is breath-taking, the best on the island. The long staircase heads down to the beach, over a bridge spanning the outlet for the inland lagoon. This park is owned and operated by the Town of LaPointe. www.bigbaytownpark.com

Apostle Island Cruises…

The Apostle Island Cruise Service offers a variety of scenic, narrated cruises and water taxi services to the outer islands.   See lighthouses, sea caves and shipwrecks. Island shuttles, twilight cruises, lighthouse cruises and tours and classic schooner sailing are all available. Reservations are recommended. Call 715-779-3925  www.apostleisland.com

Adventure Vacation Boat Charters and Gear Shop…

Offering many local Madeline Island adventures, a variety of outer island boating and overnight boat camping options. Adventure Vacations Gear Shop is family-owned and provides high quality specialty outdoor equipment, apparel and accessories combined with friendly, island-style customer service. Call 715-747-2100  www.adv-vac.com

La Pointe Center…

Begun in 1988, La Pointe Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of arts and education on Madeline Island. Stop in and visit the Art Guild at Lakeview Place for gallery viewing and more information on this year’s schedule of activities. Or call 715-747-3321

Madeline Island Music Camp…

A non-profit educational summer camp hosting gifted students and professors of world class chamber music. The camp headquarters on Mondamin Trail is next to The Inn’s tennis courts. Concerts are held in mid-June and July. Ticket information: 715-747-2561  www.music-camp.org

Madeline Island School of the Arts…

MISA offers three and five day workshops by regionally and nationally renowned instructors in both visual arts and fiber arts. Registration on-line at www.madelineartschool.com or call 715-747-2054

Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve / Capser & Meech Hiking Trails…

The Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the natural beauty of Madeline Island, possesses inland forest land for public enjoyment. There are two rustic trails, Casper and Meech, located approximately ½ mile on Airport Road from the ferry landing. The Preserve also has scheduled walks throughout the summer months. Winter enjoyment includes x-country skiing on the groomed Burroughs Trail on the far end of the Island or the Casper Trail.

Motion to Go…

Moped and bike rentals. Bikes for all ages, buggies, tagalongs and bikes built for two are all available at Motion to Go. Hourly and daily rentals available. Open Memorial Day weekend until mid-October. Call 715-747-6585  www.motion-to-go.com

Apostle Island Kayaks…

Safe kayaks for all ages. Across from Joni’s Beach. Kayak from beach, lagoon or Big Bay State Park. Visit the Apostle Islands from Madeline’s north end. Rentals, tours and instruction. Call 715-747-3636

Bog Lake Outfitters…

Canoe, paddle and rowboat rentals for use in Big Bay Town Park lagoon where natural beauty abounds. Call 715-747-2685 to make arrangements.

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua…

Located south of Bayfield. Experience an evening under Big Top Chautauqua’s all-canvas tent theater featuring historic musical, nationally acclaimed musicians and witty theatrical productions. Free shuttle service from Bayfield ferry dock. Ticketing and schedules: 715-373-5552  www.bigtop.org

Bell Street Gallery…

Classic contemporary fine crafts and paintings inspired by the greatest of all lakes and Madeline Island. Hand drawn, hand painted, hand thrown, hand blown, hand carved, hand woven, hand crafted by Island and Regional artists. Classes and exhibits. 715-747-2092  www.bellstgallery.com

Madeline Island Candles…

A Martha Stewart American Made 2015 Finalist and named Lake Superior Magazine’s Best of the Lake 2015 and again in 2016 – Wisconsin – Best Shop. Madeline Island Candles designs and creates handmade candles from natural, sustainable materials – including beeswax, soy wax and cotton wicks. The company’s product line includes Taper Candles, Container Candles, Tall Pillar Candles, Short Pillar Candles, Votive Candles,Travel Tins and Tea Lights. Call 715-747-3090  www.madelineislandcandles.com

Dockside Gifts…

An eclectic gift store located on Madeline Island. They offer a wide mix of items for your home with a mix of metal art, kitchen items, sweatshirts, t-shirts and much more! Call 715-747-2314  www.docksidegiftshop.com

Deena’s Pottery Studio & Gallery…

Locate on Main Street featuring handmade pottery items, jewelry and soaps and much more. Call 715-209-8504 www.etsy.com/Shop/DeenasPotteryAndMore

Wood Carving Studio & Gallery…

Located close to The Inn featuring fairy gardens, wood carvings and much more! Call 715-747-6595  Info@islandcarvers.biz

Fishing Charters…

Hook & Fin Charter Company. Call 715-209-0230  www.hookandfincharterco.com

Boat, Jet Ski and Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals…

Rent powerboats for a half or full day or weekly. Captain Bob also rents jet skis and stand up paddle boards.
Captain Bob’s Marina: 651-270-7506 or 715-747-6315 ext 0. www.captainbobsmarina.com