If your pup is ready for a true adventure, head over to Apostle Islands National Lakeshore. Located in northern Wisconsin, this unique park is nestled in Lake Superior, and comprises 21 islands with miles and miles of furrific coastline to explore.
Most of the park is made up of islands, which means it’s
only accessible by water. If you and your pooch have your own boat or kayak,
you can use the public docks. Pet friendly water taxis are also available for a
fee. Since getting to the islands takes extra planning, you may as well stay a
night or two and enjoy the area. Camping and backpacking are available on 19 of
the islands. Permits are required and fees do apply. Your pupster will
absolutely love spending the night in such a puptacular location!
The islands have woofderful hiking trails. Let your pooch be the guide as you discover the rugged beauty this park has to offer. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is also home to several pawsome lighthouses. In fact, it has more lighthouses than any other National Park service area. Sand Island Lighthouse and Raspberry Island Lighthouse are two of the most pupular.
If your furry friend is not a fan of boats, don’t worry. There is plenty
to see and do on the mainland. The 4.5 mile Lakeshore Trail passes a natural
bridge, cliffs, and a sea cave overlook. Be prepared for steep slopes and a few
stream crossings. Besides hiking, you can also fish from the mainland. Lake
Superior is teeming with salmon and trout.
Wherever you go in the park, be sure to clean up after
your pooch. Be sure to have clean-up bags on hand, and don’t forget to have plenty of water too! Above all else,
have a pawsome time hanging out with your beloved pup in such an amazing setting!