No longer a Midwestern secret, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore celebrates 50 years

The 21-island archipelago in Lake Superior is the closest thing Wisconsin has to a national park.

For more than four decades, the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore was a Midwestern secret. 

A six-hour drive from Milwaukee off the tip of northern Wisconsin in ice-cold Lake Superior, the 21-island archipelago remained off the radar of most travelers, even Wisconsinites. 

“When I moved up here in 1992, nobody had heard of it. I barely knew the place existed. It was a sleepy little place, as far as national parks go,” said Bob Mackreth, who moved to the area to work as the park’s west district ranger and later its historian.


Ken Notes: I sort of want to keep this a secret, it is beautiful...

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