Explore Madeline Island

The Island of Mystery

Madeline Island is a beautiful island that can only be reached by ferry (or, if you’re very lucky, by sailboat) during the summer. In the winter months, an ice highway allows cars to cross from the tiny town of Bayfield, Wisconsin. The island is a destination for sailors and canoeists who enjoy traveling between the lovely Apostle Islands.

The island is a vacation destination, but it’s also a close-knit community with all of the complexity of any town. As Lorrie Holmgren depicts in Murder at Madeline Island, not even a picture-perfect destination is perfectly safe.

The Real Madeline Island

Learn more about the Island

Visit the Photo Gallery in the Visitor Resources section of the Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce website

See photos of a Pow Wow on the website of Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Powwow

Find videos on YouTube of the Grass Dancers’ Pow Wow and the Women’s Fancy Shawl Dance

Visit the Madeline Island Museum

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