Where in the park is Neil – the series

As part of the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, we’re going on a virtual tour with Neil Howk, a man who has spent decades exploring the islands and teaching people about what makes them special. He knows the islands like the back of his hand.

We’ve compiled the entire series here. Have fun exploring with Neil as we celebrate 50 years of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.

Neil Howk
New feature: Where in the park is Neil?
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 …
Where in the park is Neil? The week 1 answer is…
This island has gone by a number of names including Kagagiwanjikag Miniss (Ojibwe for "Island of Hemlock Trees"), Texas Island, Hemlock Island and Shoe Island.
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This is one of the most western-most islands in the National Lakeshore and is clearly visible from Little Sand Bay on the mainland.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 3 answer is…
This tiny island is located to the north of Michigan Island, on the eastern side of the archipelago.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 4 answer is…
This island is the easternmost, northernmost and largest island in the National Lakeshore.
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Also known to the Ojibwe as Miskwabimijikag Miniss (Willow Tree Island), this island includes a story fit for Memorial Day.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 6 answer is…
This island is among the tallest points in the national Lakeshore. This arch is only a memory now…
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This island is remote and wild. You'll find some plant species that grow nowhere else in the state.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 8 answer is…
Neil is exploring a brand new visitor center at Little Sand Bay. A lot of it is accessible now, despite the pandemic.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 9 answer is…
In honor of Father's Day, Neil and his son are visiting the largest island in the national lakeshore
Where in the park is Neil? The week 10 answer is…
This island's mineral resources have been used from Bayfield to Milwaukee and Chicago.
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This island is located at the mouth of Chequamegon Bay. It's home to tiny rare birds.
Where in the park is Neil? The week 12 answer is…
Fishermen began to use the camp on this island in the early 1900s, occupying a log cabin built by Swedish loggers.

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