2021 Apostle Islands Summer Challenge

Summer Challenge Card

We’ve created Summer Challenge cards to help you and your family to make the most of your next adventure in the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore during our 50th Anniversary celebration.

Click here to download a digital version of the challenge card or pick up a printed copy a 50th Anniversary Business Partners, the Bayfield Chamber & Visitors Bureau as well as at park headquarters. Have fun!

We’ve included an easy way for you to share your creativity here. We’ll share the best submissions on our website and in our social media channels. You can also post to Instagram using hashtag #AIpark50. And you may even win a fun prize if you enter our drawing by September 25, 2021. Find the entry form on the back of the challenge card. It’s all part of the 50th Anniversary celebration for the National Lakeshore.


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The contest has ended! And the winners are (drumroll please) … Karen Garrett of Alsip, IL and Jessica Schultz of Wales, WI.

Each will receive a copy of APOSTLE ISLANDS WATER TRIPS by John Frank.

Thanks to all who participated in the Summer Challenge. Learn more about John Frank’s book here.


Challenge Card Activities

LIGHTHOUSES
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Take a photo or create a drawing of your favorite Apostle Islands lighthouse. (View on our interactive map.)

PARK VISITOR CENTERS
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Visit our Park Headquarters in Bayfield or the Little Sand Bay Visitor Center. Bring your Park Passport and get your stamp.

SUNSET PHOTO
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Take a photo, create a drawing or write a poem of your favorite sunset.

GET YOUR JUNIOR RANGER BADGE
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Available at the Bayfield Park Headquarters or at the Little Sand Bay Visitor Center.

TALK TO A RANGER?
SEE INTERPRETIVE SIGNS?
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Did you talk to a ranger or see one of our interpretive signs? What did you learn?

SEE THE TWILITE
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Visit the beautifully renovated fishing tug at Little Sand Bay. Learn about the Hokenson Brothers fishing business.

BEST WILDLIFE SIGHTING
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Submit a photo describing your best wildlife sighting.

HIKING TRAILS
BEACH TIME
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Take a photo of your eco-art or sand creation.

HISTORICAL
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See the Commercial Fishermen’s Memorial located between the Ferry and the City Dock.
Visit the Bayfield Heritage Museum and the Bayfield Maritime Museum.

BROWNSTONE
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Find three examples of Brownstone architecture in Bayfield.

HISTORY MYSTERY
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Check out our historic figures at our Bayfield Business Partners. Use the QR code to learn more.

START A LIST
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Pick a topic like birds, flowers, trees, sights, islands visited and share it with us online.

ISLAND NAMES
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Learn the names of the islands and their Ojibwe names.


Stockton Island Summer Challenges

JULIAN BAY BEACH
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Slide your feet in the singing sands of Julian Bay. Here’s a PDF Map to guide your way.

OVERLOOK ON JULIAN BAY TRAIL
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Check out the bog, a place to view the wetlands, and maybe see some wildlife. Take a virtual hike here.

TOMBOLO TRAIL
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Hike over the natural bridge, formed over thousands of years, connecting Stockton with Presque Isle. Here’s a PDF map of the trail.

WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS
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Submit a photo or describe your favorite wildlife sighting.

TALK TO A RANGER?
SEE INTERPRETIVE SIGNS?
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Did you talk to a ranger or see one of our interpretive signs? What did you learn?

BLUEBERRIES
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Look for wild blueberries, so important to wildlife and to native peoples.


Bonus Challenges

1. Take a picture or do a drawing of the brownstone blocks still waiting on the shoreline of Hermit Island and visible from the water.

2. Search for the name “Pike” etched in brownstone on one of the downtown Bayfield businesses and identify who “Pike” was.

3. Draw, Photograph, or describe your favorite Apostle Island sea cave.

4. Draw, Photograph, or describe a Bayfield fish tug.

5. Identify the popular Apostle Island sport associated with the terms “jib” and “tack” and “telltale.”

6. Climb Mount Ashwabay and count how many Apostle Islands you can see from the summit.

7. Name, photograph, or draw one of the ships represented outside of the Bayfield Maritime Museum.
 
8. What activity associated with the lake was the building now used as the Madeline Island Ferry passenger terminal in Bayfield once used for?

9. Name, draw, or photograph three of the boats in the Bayfield harbor during your visit.

10. Name the two U.S. presidents who have visited the Apostle Islands.

Summer Challenge rules and entry

Explore, enjoy, check off your discoveries.

Submit photos, drawings, or poetry and share on Instagram #AIPark50 and on our website

Mail this card to be entered for  prizes honoring our 50th anniversary.

Friends of the Apostle Islands NationalLakeshore
PO Box 1574
Bayfield, WI54814

 
(Read the official rules here. Submission postmark deadline is 9/25/21)