Enjoy these birthday greetings from the people who work hard to make the park the world-class destination that it is.
We join our Friends of the Apostle Islands partners in celebrating the first 50 years of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and we thank them for supporting the park we all love.
On September 26, we are observing Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s 50th anniversary. A wonderful thing about this place is that visitors tend to come here to mark special events in their own lives.
Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and its partners will celebrate its 50th year with a year-long series of virtual and carefully planned community events beginning on Saturday, September 26, 2020.
Click here to add your birthday wish to our digital birthday card for the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore!
An unusual aspect of Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is that hunting, trapping, and fishing are permitted in the park according to Federal and State laws.
Now, celebrating the 50th year of the National Lakeshore, and with a strong Board of Directors and a growing base of financial support and programmatic outreach, FAINL is poised for considerable growth and impact. Secure funding, a substantial and growing endowment, and tremendous growth opportunities makes it possible for FAINL to seek its first Executive Director.
Today, Neil is travelling back in time 60 years to participate in what was probably the largest campout in the history of the Apostle Islands.
Powerful windstorms this summer toppled hundreds of trees throughout the park, including a stand of century old red pines just north of the “Bowl” at the mainland caves.
The newly designated historic district holds a unique collection of three neighboring properties at Sand Island’s southeastern edge.