Interactive Park Map

Explore the lighthouses and landmarks of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on our interactive map. Hover over, then click on a pin to learn about each of these historic locations and find links to additional stories, videos and fine art prints. You’ll also find the locations of other key points of interest in the park. Here’s a hint: zoom in really close and you’ll see hiking trails on some of the islands and on the mainland.

News from the Friends

A time capsule letter to the future stewards of the Apostle Islands
What would you say to future stewards of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, as they celebrate 100 years of the park?
Erica Peterson’s legacy will live on in many forms as she steps down after nearly eight years of guiding the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Erica saw her role with the Friends as “an opportunity to give back to the Park for all its beach walks, bog smells, wild storms, eagle sightings, and night skies,” …
Of sun dogs and sunlit winter mornings in the Apostle Islands
There is a place for scientific explanations, but on mornings like this with the bright sun shimmering over the sea smoke rising over Lake Superior, it is not science that …
The trail ahead: Friends charts the course for 2022 and beyond
The sun will soon set, ending a tumultuous year of challenges, changes, and setting the stage for tomorrow’s sunrise to begin the new year ahead. Seems like a good time …
Explore the Top 10 Friends website stories of 2021
DRUMROLL PLEASE! It has been a big year in the Apostle Islands — from fun and fanfare to tragedy averted. During this last week of the year,, Friends of the …
The day the sun stood still: winter solstice
The winter solstice marks the moment the sun reaches it furthest point in its southerly journey and seems to pause, just a moment, before beginning its slow trajectory back towards …
Dance of the birch trees
A walk in the dancing forest this morning reminded me of another windstorm, this one in December of 1874 and made famous by John Muir.
Leading the way: Friends Executive Director accepted into the National Park Foundation Leadership Institute Class of 2023
More than a training program, the Institute is a professional and personal development experience that provides participants with a unique opportunity to understand and develop their leadership style, build fundamental …
Give a gift that lasts all year. Give a gift of the Islands.
Do you have a paddler on your holiday list this season? Perhaps a sailor or hiker or lighthouse lover? Friends of the Apostle Islands can make your holiday shopping fast …
Sea Smoke: Winter in the air, and on the lake
Whatever the official definition of “sea smoke” is, it does not explain its effect on the human soul.
A Year to Remember: A letter from the Executive Directors and the Friends 2021 Annual Report
Read the 2021 Annual Report from the Friends of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.
Watch now: Friends receives 2021 Lake Superior Magazine Achievement Award Tuesday in Bayfield
The official presentation took place at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon at the Washington Avenue beach in Bayfield.

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