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Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.
— Henry David Thoreau
A Cool Kingdom
Set sail on Lake Superior. Hike the surrounding islands. Breathe in the great outdoors.
Explore the 21 islands that dot the border of Lake Superior at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

A unique collection of 21 islands and 12 miles of mainland, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore invites visitors to experience where water meets land and sky and past meets present. Historic lighthouses shine over Lake Superior, nestled along windswept beaches and cliffs.

There is a multitude of ways to enjoy these Jewels of Lake Superior, from a day trip to the lakeshore’s pristine beaches to an extended trip to delight in the peace, solitude, and natural rhythms of the islands. With water activities ranging from sailing to scuba diving, more than fifty miles of maintained hiking trails, and centuries old fishing hotspots, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s unique blend of cultural and natural resources offers year-round fun for those looking to escape to the Great Lakes.

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