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Madeline Island

WI 54850
+1 715-747-2801
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Beautiful place! Lots of private shoreline

The island is worth a day trip. The town is cute and the town beach and state park are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun place

Camped up here for a getaway weekend. Cute little island, though you need a ferry to get over here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A and M
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The largest of Lake Superior's Apostle Islands and the only one that is commercially developed.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ferry ride” (21 reviews)
“state park” (38 reviews)
“beach club” (10 reviews)
WI 54850
+1 715-747-2801

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The island is worth a day trip. The town is cute and the town beach and state park are beautiful. However, most of the island's shoreline is private. The only public access to the Lake is at the town beach or state park (which has...More

1  Thank Zangmo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Camped up here for a getaway weekend. Cute little island, though you need a ferry to get over here from Bayfield. We left our car and took our bikes so it would be easier to get around. Fun trip.

1  Thank A and M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful! The ferry is ridiculously expensive but this review is for the island. Don't miss town park, we almost did because of the name. It was the highlight. All of N Shore Drive is gravel and pitted. We made it through unscathed but wouldn't pursue...More

Thank Patricia G
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We visited this on Labor day weekend, and while you would think that would be busy, it wasn't. It had a quiet peacefulness that is hard to find on most islands. The beach was uncrowded, and the trails are well built. We decided to drive...More

Thank travelwi812
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We had 6 ladies in our group. Our time on Madeline Island was awesome. The beaches are gorgeous. Lots of things to do for all, kayaking, shopping, history, bike and moped rentals. Plenty of walking and some night life as well. This is a true...More

Thank Gail R
Reviewed 29 July 2017

We took the ferry with our car over to Madeline Island. A car isn't needed if you can walk distances. This was on my bucket list of things to do.

1  Thank marsha7377
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Our family took the ferry over in our car. It was $97, but worth it. We ate uptown, drove around the whole island, stayed at Big Bay State Park, and walked and kayaked the beach. Wonderful, unique, family vacation. Would recommend to all.

1  Thank rsaljg
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Its a nice small island. Gandpa Tony's is a good place to eat. There are few other option. Most of the things are reasonable in island. I stayed in Big Arns in island and it was awesome. I will visit again.

2  Thank Sudhakar S
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

The ferry from Bayfield is not cheap, especially if you take a car. Just a person is $14 round trip and you pay this plus a car fee if you take your car. There is little to see, do or shop or eat here. Save...More

Thank lambs1
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We took the ferry over with our car and had a great day. I didn't even feel that the ferry price for 5 plus a car was that bad. Well worth it to have the car along so we could pack a cooler of lunch...More

1  Thank JessPem
Nearby Restaurants
Beach Club
198 reviews
.05 km away
Tom's Burned Down Cafe
105 reviews
.08 km away
Grampa Tony's
116 reviews
.01 km away
Mission Hill Coffee Shop
6 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
Madeline Island Museum
71 reviews
.12 km away
Joni's Beach
9 reviews
.74 km away
Madeline Island Ferry Line
110 reviews
.07 km away
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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