Madeline Island


Inhabited Madeline Island makes a fine day trip and is reached by a 25-minute ferry from Bayfield. The isle's walkable village of La Pointe has a couple of mid-priced places to stay, a smattering of eateries and a groovy 'burned down' bar (made from junk and tarps). Bike and moped rentals are available – everything is near the ferry dock.

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1. Big Bay State Park

5.48 MILES

Big Bay is at Madeline Island's far edge, with a pretty beach and hiking trails. The well-maintained campsites are open year-round and book up fast…