Apostle Islands, Bayfield, WI
The 60ft high sandstone walls are almost too perfect to be naturally made, but they are, and this is a hidden gem of Wisconsin. This region is filled with 21 islands framed by 12 miles of Wisconsin shoreline and is a stunningly beautiful Lake Superior escape.
The islands lay scattered around off the Bayfield Peninsula. For those interested, organized tours are a popular way to see the islands (and don’t forget lighthouses) without breaking out tent stakes or a sweat over paddling. Also, Lake Superior can be temperamental, so proceed with when it comes to the weather, and bring good maps.