Tips How To Visit and Paddle The Apostle Islands Sea Caves: Lake Superior & Anishinaabek Nation Land

Jul 11, 2021 | events/locations

For Maddy Marquardt, a writer, photographer, paddler, person, the Apostle Islands Sea Caves are a bucket list worthy destination!

“I would know— I’ve worked as a sea kayaking guide there for two summers, and absolutely loved it!”

Here, the adventures and outdoor experiences with tips, links and more!

Must-Visit Highlights

HIKE:🥾
-The Lakeshore Trail above the sea caves at sunset
-Lost Creek Falls
-Backpack Stockton Island

PADDLE:🚣‍♀️
-The Mainland Sea Caves with @lostcreekadventures
-Multiple islands on a multi-day trip with @lostcreekadventures
-An easier paddle launched from a boat on a surprise island @aikayaking
-The Souix River and Friendly Valley Beach (generally a protected area to paddle nearshore, weather dependent beginner friendly.)

CAMP:🏕
-Little Sand Bay on Bayfield Mainland (book EARLY)
-Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island

“Note: please do not take your recreation kayak out on Lake Superior! There is an incredibly high risk for hypothermia, and the weather patterns in the area can be unpredictable. Anytime you start your trip in a sandy bay and paddle toward cliffs, you are engaging in a trip with increased risk.”

Hidden Gems of the Northern Great Lakes: A Trail and Paddling Guide by [Madeline Marquardt]

For book, prints, free trail guides: madelinemarquardt.com/links

ICYMI

Science Museum MN scientists discover new diatom in Apostle Islands and have newly named the resident—Semiorbis eliasiae, a diatom 1/25th of a millimeter long! 

Science Museum MN: Living cells of Semiorbis eliasiae are joined in spherical colonies (Credit: M.Edlund, SCWRS) 

 

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