Walking up to 1 mile throughout the day; periods of standing up to 1 hour at the Coast Guard Station.
In the inn’s meeting room with a gorgeous view of the public pier on Lake Superior, Madeline Island, and the sunrise, we’ll have a breakfast buffet with choices including hot items that will change daily, muffins/pastries, oatmeal, yogurt, and fresh fruit with coffee, tea, water.
A retired National Park Service historian will join us at the hotel to present the history of the Apostle Islands and the Bayfield area including the early encounters between Native Americans, explorers, missionaries, and fur trappers. After a short break, we’ll gather for a second lecture, this time on the construction of the famed Apostle Islands lighthouses.
At the inn, we’ll have a light lunch with a sandwich, side, and dessert, plus coffee, tea, water.
Next, we will go on a walking field trip through town and visit the historic National Park Service Building to learn from an NPS ranger about this small town and its role as the gateway to the Apostle Islands. The rest of the afternoon will be free for independent exploration of this quaint lakeside town.
Inn plated meal.
We will then walk over to the Coast Guard Station where we will join some of the staff for a special presentation on what steps are taken to protect these shores on one of the world’s largest lakes, Lake Superior. Afterwards, we will walk back to the inn for the remainder of the evening at leisure.