Exploring Wisconsin Apostle Islands Caves on foot now possible

Post date: Feb 8, 2014 9:43:34 PM

By Phil DeCastro Fox 11 News

Published: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 12:55 am

Looking to take a trip to northern Wisconsin?

There’s a opportunity to see one hotspot in a unique way.

Typically, the best way to explore the Apostle Islands and its many caves is with a kayak in the warmer months.

But right now, all you need is your cold weather gear– no boat necessary.

That’s because the waters surrounding the Apostle Islands have completely frozen over.

For the first time in 5 years, you can actually walk out to the islands and explore them and the many caves on foot.

The continued surges of bitter cold arctic air have allowed enough ice to form in that area of Lake Superior.

That includes a spike in ice coverage just these past couple days.

The Apostle Islands are part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, which is run by the U.S. Park Service.

They’re located in far northern Wisconsin on the Lake Superior shoreline, just off the Bayfield peninsula. It’s a roughly 5 hour drive to get there from Green Bay.