New feature: Where in the park is Neil?



While we’re all practicing “Safer at Home,” we would like to introduce a new, fun feature for you and your family. It’s a way for you to enjoy the amazing Apostle Islands National Lakeshore virtually… a way to see some of what the islands have to offer, from the perspective of someone who knows the National Lakeshore like the back of his hand. Each Thursday, we’ll post a new image on Facebook and encourage you to guess the location. We’ll post the answers and a fun tidbit about each location right here on the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore website. We’re calling it “Where in the park is Neil?”

First of all…who is Neil?  Neil Howk lives in Bayfield where he and his wife Susan raised their children Forrest and Sophie and operated a B&B for 33 years.  He enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, camping, paddling, visiting national parks, studying local history, and bird watching. 

Neil recently retired after working more than 40 years for the National Park Service, with 35 of those years at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.  This year he is helping the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore to coordinate the observance of the park’s 50th anniversary.

Neil has visited every island, hiked most of the trails, used every dock, climbed every lighthouse tower, and been to all of the campsites in the park.  He enjoys sharing stories of the Apostle Islands to help inspire awareness and understanding of the area’s significance.

This year he wants to take you on a virtual tour of some of his favorite places to test your knowledge and help remind you of the many reasons that Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is a special place. 

Can you tell us where in the park is Neil? Good luck and enjoy the adventure.

Click here for the week one destination.

Click here for the week two destination.

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