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Visit The Island

Madeline Island awaits your visit, with area attractions as varied as the Lake Superior shoreline.

Arts & Entertainment 

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, handcrafted by Island and Regional artists. Classes and exhibits. 715-747-2092 bellstgallery.com

Deena’s Pottery…
Handmade pottery items, jewelry and soaps, and much more.  Etsy.com/Shop/DeenasPotteryAndMore

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

La Pointe Center for the Performing Arts…
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. Call 715-747-3321   LaPointeCenter.org

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 near the Inn. 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 online at madelineartschool.com or

Call 715-747-2054.

Woods Hall Gallery and Studios…
Woods Hall displays and sells handcrafted items from local artists, specializing in woven goods, pottery, and jewelry. On the grounds of St. John’s UCC, the gallery is staffed by volunteers. Woods Hall is open daily throughout the summer. Call 715-747-3943  woodshall.com


Boating

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

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

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.


Camp/Hike/Picnic

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 are 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 breathtaking, 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

Harry Nelson Recreation Center…
Children’s play area and a baseball diamond are open daily. Programs of organized activities for children 6 and older are held throughout the summer months. Public events are also hosted at the site, on Middle Road, one block from Main Street. 

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, Capser and Meech, located approximately ½ mile on Big Bay Road from the ferry landing, across from the fire department. The Preserve also has scheduled walks throughout the summer months. Winter enjoyment includes cross-country skiing on the groomed Burroughs Trail on the far end of the Island or the Capser 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 are available. Open Memorial Day weekend until mid-October. Call 715-747-6585  motion-to-go.com


Gifts

Dockside Gifts…
An eclectic gift store located on Madeline Island Town Dock. 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  

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


Golf

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  MadelineIslandGolf.com


History

Madeline Island Heritage Center…
Features buildings from another era, offering a glimpse of Island life from the 19th and 20th Centuries. Located ½ block from the Madeline Island Historical Museum. Complex restored and operated by Madeline Island Historical Preservation Association. Small admission fee. 

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  MadelineIslandMuseum.org


Treats

Quinn & Zayda’s Bakery…
Located at 794 Middle Rd in La Pointe next to the Moped rental shop. 218-382-4152.   

Facebook: Quinn-Zaydas-Bakery

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