11 US Places Only Locals Know About

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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.

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  1. Claire Manfredo

    OMG my school, the Fashion Institute of Technology took us here as field trip, I guess. I graduated in 1979. It was an art history course.

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