How to get to the Apostle Islands


Although most people drive, there are a few good options for flying as well. If you have someone that can pick you up in Duluth, Mn you can use Minneapolis as your hub and then use the Groome shuttle for about $60 one way to get from Minneapolis to Duluth. For about 4x as much money you can fly directly to Duluth. If you have someone that can pick you up in Ironwood, Michigan you can fly into Ironwood. There are also commercial flights to Marquette, Michigan. Minneapolis, Duluth and Marquette have car rentals, Ironwood does not. There is not a shuttle from Duluth, Mn to the Apostle Islands nor is there a shuttle from Ironwood, Mi to the Apostle Islands.


If you’re driving to the Apostle Islands you are getting here like most people and the only difference is where you are coming from. If you are coming from the East through the upper peninsula of Michigan where there are countless natural wonders along the way including Superior Falls. If you are coming from the South we suggest stopping at Copper Falls State Park. If you are coming from Minnesota we suggest going through Duluth and stopping at Amnicon Falls State Park or the Orienta Flowage. Any time you can take highway 13 to the Apostle Islands rather than highway 2 you will have much more views of Lake Superior.


If you are getting to the Apostle Islands by boat or kayak this likely means you are launching a boat from the mainland and going to one of the 22 islands. Here is a map of boat ramps and public access sites that will allow you to launch a boat or kayak.

Places to Stop Along the Way

Amnicon Falls State Park, Orienta Falls, Copper Falls State Park, St. Peters Dome, and Superior Falls are some interesting places to stop on your way to the Apostle Islands. They all have very easy access except St. Peters Dome which requires a 3-mile round trip hike.

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