Just a 20-minute ferry ride away during spring, summer and fall, Madeline Island offers great restaurants and shopping plus a historical museum that chronicles Native American life, the fur trade and arrival of missionaries, 19th century fishing, logging, brownstone mining and maritime lore.
Madeline Island has a rich art community with art galleries, artists’ studios, a renowned music camp and one of the top ranked art and craft schools in the country. The island also offers some of the area’s most beautiful parks, camping, a world class marina and an 18-hole golf course.
Explore the historic town of La Pointe, which is easily walkable from the ferry landing. The downtown area offers plenty to see and do, with several access points to Lake Superior. Take your vehicle on the ferry to visit the rest of Madeline Island, which is roughly twelve miles long. Be sure to stop by Big Bay Town Park and Big Bay State Park, which offer incredible views and hiking trails suited for all levels.
Madeline Island School of the Arts (MISA) is ranked among the top five art and craft schools in the country. The school is located on Madeline Island, the largest of the 22 Apostle Islands.
A well-protected full-service marina on Madeline Island with Transient Dockage, the area's largest Ship Store, Service & Restoration for sailboats & powerboats, & gas for autos. Memberships available!
Experience more than 300 years of Madeline Island history. Discover the magic that has drawn people to Madeline Island's legendary shores for centuries.
Our ferries connect Bayfield and Madeline Island. The 25 minute trip runs every 1/2 hour during the summer. Walk, bike, or drive aboard. Relax and let the magic of Lake Superior weave its spell.
Restaurant dining featuring regional dishes and contemporary American cuisine. Specializing in fresh Lake Trout, Whitefish, steaks, seafood and stone hearth pizza.
Gallery Shop of solely Madeline Island artisans' pottery, weaving, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, books, etc. Weaving, pottery and jewelry studios open year-round. Classes, demos and tours.
Visit the museum, historical village, State and Town Parks, enjoy our many galleries and shops! Enjoy our restaurants, we even have a food truck! Look at our website for many lodging options!