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 through the towering pines. Immerse yourself in history. Savor beautifully prepared local fare, served up with a side of lakeshore views. Shop the galleries and cultivate your artistic spirit. Hike, bike, kayak, swim, canoe, golf, nap, read, shop, and dine. It's all here for you on beautiful Madeline Island! Come over!

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1. Wisconsin’s hidden gem in the 22 Apostle Islands 2. Miles of sandy BeachesHiking and Biking. 3. Cottages & Camping on the shores of Lake Superior 4. Exploring by kayak, canoe, sailboat or fishing boat 5. Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed Golf Course 6. Voted one of the Coolest Small Towns in the US 7. Unique local shopping 8. Fine dining & cocktails 9. History 10. Arts

pdf-downloadOjibwe & English Signs on Madeline Island

Water, Wonder, & Wandering Responsibly

Visiting Madeline Island? Pledge to make a minimum impact & preserve our natural wonders, outdoor spaces, and cultural traditions for generations to come.

Eat, Skate, Stay & Play – June 2024

Celebrate the arrival of Summer on Madeline Island at our “Eat, Skate, Stay and Play” event. This 3-day island event starts with the 32nd annual Chequamegon Chefs’ Exhibition. Our Island Chefs’ Exhibition...

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Island Events

4th of July 2024 – A one of a kind Island celebration

The Fourth of July is one Madeline Island’s favorite holidays and the traditional kick-off to the summer season. Celebrated with a parade and a bang, it has been described as one of the TOP 10 small...

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Family Fall Fest – October 19, 2024

Fall is what many locals believe is the best time to be on Madeline Island. The third weekend in October is always our Family Fall Fest on Madeline Island. This is a festive time for families to take advantage of...

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Yearly Estimated Ferry Trips

Sun, Beaches, and Relaxation

Relax on Madeline Island and enjoy all that summer has to offer. -- "I loved just walking on the beach and watching the sail boats, there were so many choices! The girls enjoyed some shopping. We all enjoyed hiking, swimming, and the natural beauty of the parks..."

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