I’m working on an article right now about Raspberry Island, which is one of 22 islands in Lake Superior off the northernmost tip of Wisconsin.
When an editor first asked me if I wanted to go to the Apostle Islands, I asked, “Are you sending me to Greece?”
I had no idea there were islands in Lake Superior.
Of all the family travel destinations I visited this past summer — including Cancun, Montreal, Salt Lake City, southern Utah, and the Oregon Coast — the Apostle Islands were my favorite.
Bayfield, Wisconsin, a town of less than 700 inhabitants, has the best candy shop, the most breathtaking orchards lush with berries (and later apples in the fall), and the nicest folks around.
To get there from Medford, Oregon means two airplanes (first to Minneapolis and then to Duluth), a rental car, and a 2-hour drive north on an interstate marked south (I had to pull over and call my husband, asking him to Googlemap it and make sure we were going in the right direction. It was 1:00 a.m., the road was pitch black, and cell phone coverage was spotty. But sure enough, you go north on a road marked south).
You’re in a spot in America that is far from everywhere but it’s absolutely worth the trek.