Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Part 2: The Lakeshore Trail

After seeing many of the islands from the water we were eager to see some of the mainland shoreline, in particular the sea caves. We started at Meyers Beach and took the Lakeshore Trail through boggy, lowland forest which climbed gradually until we reached a predominately coniferous zone that was drier and more open. Here we left the trail to walk closer to the lake, getting glimpses of cliffs, blue shimmering water, and sea caves along the way. Reaching a vertical crack we retreated inland a bit and crossed near a natural rock bridge – an arch that spanned the fracture. We then wandered past the ravine weaving in between trees near the cliff edges to catch sight of the fantastic erosion of the rock below.

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Natural bridge on the Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Natural bridge on the Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Natural bridge and ravine on the Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Natural bridge and ravine on the Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Looking into the ravine, Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Looking into the ravine, Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Tom and Abby, Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

Tom and Abby, Lakeshore Trail, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, Wisconsin

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