Visitor Appreciation Weekend – Postponed to 2021

birds eye view_ferry landingCelebrate the first weekend of June on Madeline Island!

Highlights include:

Visitor Appreciation Days at Madeline Island Museum

Explore Madeline Island’s storied past at the Madeline Island Museum for half-priced admission. (Kids 17 & under FREE!). Experience more than 300 years of Island history, from Ojibwe lifeways to the fur trade, from missionaries to loggers, from boat building to fishing and more! Special children’s exhibits and activities. Located ½ block from the ferry landing in downtown La Pointe, the museum is open 10am to 4pm. Owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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

FREE Shuttle to Big Bay Town Park

Experience what visitors have called “the best beach in northern Wisconsin” at Big Bay Town Park! Picnic area with covered pavilion, fishing and canoe rentals. Bridge spans beautiful lagoon.

Leave your car on the mainland. FREE shuttle service to Big Bay Town Park offered between 10:30am and 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Pick up location TBD. Last shuttle will leave the Town Park at 5pm.

Open House at Big Bay State Park

Explore Madeline Island’s natural beauty while enjoying outdoor fun at Big Bay State Park with FREE vehicle admission. Located 6 ½ miles from downtown La Pointe, Big Bay State Park offers seven miles of hiking, boardwalk and natural trails, beach access, picnic areas and camping.

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 for these two days. 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.