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Been there both during summer and winter

I visited the island over Labor Day weekend using the ferry. It was a great day trip while just... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Culbertson, Montana
Girls trip

The island it’s self is cute. It offers beautiful views and a nice beach area with a couple of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Appleton, Wisconsin
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“ferry ride”(21 reviews)
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Madeline Island is the largest island of the Apostle Islands, located in Lake Superior in Wisconsin. Forget the clock – you’re on island time! Stroll the sandy beaches and relax to the rhythm of waves rolling in. Watch and feel the breezes blowing...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The island it’s self is cute. It offers beautiful views and a nice beach area with a couple of places to eat and shop. You can rent bikes, mopeds or tandem bikes to ride along the island. The ferry ride is about $14 round trip...More

1  Thank shanay1017
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Maybe not so hidden, but this is a beautiful place to see. State beach park, old Native American cemetery, tons of wildlife, and on a hot summer’s day a dip in the lagoon just perks you right up! This was our second visit and we’ve...More

Thank cheezburgee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Madeline Island is so much fun, I went there in the fall last year. Not as crowded in the summer. we rented mopeds, and went to Big Bay State Park. Don't forget to go to Tom's burned down Cafe, highlight of the island. Lake Superior...More

Thank wendy m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take a ferry over to this awesome"hidden" treasure. We went here on vacation last year and can't wait to go again. Kayaking, scooter rentals, or hit up Tom's Burn down Cafe.

Thank Alyxa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Madeline Island offers great hiking in the State Park and at the Town Park, both parks on Lake Superior. Kayaking on Superior is pretty special when the water is calmer. Swimming in Superior is refreshing on a hot day. Great star gazing. And a visit...More

Thank kate c
Reviewed 30 May 2018

AMAZING, I LOVED IT! Toms burned down cafe is pretty cool, and it has some great quotes! There is a gyro food truck, and that was delicious.

3  Thank rainbowcatfish11
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We camp in the bay town park and it was a great time! People were respectfully, staff was great and helpful, the showers and bathrooms around the park were clean and the size of the camp was good! We had a great time in this...More

Thank Siane Camila L
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

My gf and I went to Madeline Island the week before Memorial Day so we beat the tourists. We took our vehicle over on the ferry (which was a good choice and we recommend just paying to take your car over). It costs us $53...More

Thank Charles H
Reviewed 3 May 2018

The fairy ride to Madeleine Island was setup nice and easy to get on and off. We spent 4 nights at the State Park and had a great time. The campground was clean and well maintained. The beach was clean and a perfect place to...More

2  Thank MPLSMama2282
Reviewed 2 April 2018

I visited the island over Labor Day weekend using the ferry. It was a great day trip while just walking on and off the ferry. Lots of people there but enjoyed ourselves in the little shops (loved the candle place) and the burned out bar...More

2  Thank 2chipper
MadelineIsle, Public Relations Manager at Madeline Island, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for the kind review and for visiting us this winter! It is a wonderful and magical place in the winter, to be able to drive around the island with the parks all to yourself to explore, we're glad you made the most of...More

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Doddie W
6 September 2017|
Response from MadelineIsle | Property representative |
We are going to point you towards Bayfield, Wisconsin- just across the Bay. Bayfield is a quaint town with an assortment of Victorian style homes, specifically the Rittenhouse, which is an historic B&B and restaurant... More
22 August 2017|
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Response from MadelineIsle | Property representative |
Hours vary greatly- depending on the weather and visitor traffic. But generally... -Beach Club is open year-round, daily 11- close - Call restaurants for hours, most will be open weekends, and with limited weekly... More
6 July 2017|
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Response from MadelineIsle | Property representative |
October 21 is our annual Family Fall Fest, so Saturday will be bustling with most businesses open and plenty of activities for children. Check our website for more information on the event. Aside from Fall Fest, the end of... More