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.
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.
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.
From the sandstone ledge on the shore of this island named for a large furry animal you can see Devils Island across the lake to the north.
Today Neil is taking a close look at efforts to help revegetate the sandscape on this island, once home to a thriving fishing industry.
This island is home to the first lighthouse and the tallest lighthouse in the park.
This island is the westernmost and second-smallest island in the chain and the birds like it that way.
Hiking, birdwatching, picnicking, boating, sailing, paddling, cross country skiing, sightseeing cruises, playing croquet, and lighthouse tours are all popular ways of enjoying the island.
This island is known to some of the locals as Wilson Island.