Visitor Appreciation Weekend – June 4th and 5th

visitor-appreciationCelebrate the first weekend of June with us! Make the adventure up to Madeline Island and let us show you how much we appreciate you. Experience an authentic and charming little island that is framed by an unique backdrop of unspoiled beauty.

Highlights include, access to Big Bay State Park is FREE** and the Madeline Island Museum will be reduced. Adult admission to the Madeline Island Museum will only be $2. Kids under 17 are always FREE!

Explore Madeline Island’s natural beauty while enjoying outdoor fun at Big Bay State Park with free vehicle admission. Located 6 1/2 miles from downtown La Pointe, Big Bay State Park offers 10 miles of nature trails, boardwalk, beach access, and camping.

A FREE shuttle service to Big Bay State Park will be offered between 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5. Pick up the shuttle downtown at the corner of Main Street and Colonel Woods Avenue. So, you  can leave your car on the mainland, if you desire. Last shuttle bus will leave State Park at 5:00 p.m. **

Explore Madeline Island’s storied past at the Madeline Island Museum for a special 1/2 price admission fee (Kids 17 and under FREE!). Experience more than 300 years of Island history, from Ojibwe lifeway’s to the fur trade, from missionaries to loggers, from boat building to fishing and more! Located ½ a block from the ferry landing in downtown La Pointe, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Owned and operated by the Wisconsin State Historical Society.

The Madeline Island Ferry Line will provide complimentary return passenger ticket with admission to the Madeline Island Museum. One ticket per person (must be picked up at the Madeline Island Museum. Ticket is valid on June 4 or 5 only for return to Bayfield. Vehicles and bicycles must pay regular ferry fare.

Adventure Vacations will be celebrating the uniqueness of local life on the island with a Visitor Appreciation, Tie Dye Extravaganza. Everyone is invited to either bring their own t-shirt or purchase a shirt at the shop to tie dye. During the afternoon, Adventure Vacations will also be providing FREE 15-minute Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP) demos for those that want to dip their feet in the water and try something new.

Many of the locally owned and operated businesses, galleries and gift shops will also be offering sales and promotions. It should be an unforgettable weekend!


** No state park admission stickers or trail passes are required June 4-5, 2016. It is also Free Fishing Weekend across the state of Wisconsin when people may fish without fishing licenses or state trout stamps. Non-resident all-terrain vehicle operators also do not need a non-resident trail pass to ride state ATV trails this weekend.