Nestled in the pristine waters of Lake Superior, Wisconsin's Apostle Islands have recently been honored as one of the most beautiful places in the United States.

Travel & Leisure fell hard and fast for this Wisconsin destination just like anyone who has spent time in the little bit of paradise. The travel website released its annual list of the 50 most beautiful places in each state.

Build a dream list of vacation spots from all of the details Travel & Leisure provided in this year's list. In Wisconsin, the most beautiful place is the Apostle Islands.

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Things To Do in Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

This stunning archipelago in Lake Superior, renowned for its rugged cliffs, sea caves, and lush forests, offers a breathtaking escape into nature's splendor.

Spending a weekend in Wisconsin's Apostle Islands offers a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and natural beauty. Start your trip by taking a scenic boat tour from Bayfield, which provides a captivating overview of the islands' majestic cliffs, sea caves, and historic lighthouses.

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For a closer look, consider kayaking through the intricate sea caves of the mainland or the islands themselves. The clear waters and intricate rock formations make for an unforgettable paddling experience.

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Camping enthusiasts can pitch a tent on one of the islands, such as Stockton or Madeline, where you can enjoy tranquil nights under the stars.

Hiking trails abound, with some leading to breathtaking overlooks and secluded beaches. Don’t miss the Lakeshore Trail on Stockton Island, which offers diverse ecosystems and wildlife sightings.

For a more leisurely pace, explore the quaint town of Bayfield, with its charming shops, local art galleries, and delicious eateries. Bayfield is also a gateway to local orchards and berry farms, perfect for a morning of picking fresh fruit.

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Additionally, scuba diving is a unique way to experience the islands' underwater treasures, including shipwrecks that date back to the 19th century. Whether you prefer active adventures or peaceful relaxation, the Apostle Islands promise a memorable weekend getaway in one of America’s most beautiful natural settings.

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