Sure, this winter has seen record snowfall and chilly temps (and even a polar vortex), but there’s a silver lining for adventurous travelers: For the first time in years, Lake Superior has frozen over, offering a rare path to view the area’s dazzling ice caves. It’s about a one mile hike to Wisconsin’s Apostle Islands, and this year’s freeze has already drawn more than 35,000 visitors to Bayfield County’s incredible natural wonder. But don’t take our word for it – check out the dramatic beauty of Lake Superior’s ice caves right here…

  (Main image: Bayfield Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau)

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Marissa WillmanMarissa Willman earned a bachelor's degree in journalism before downsizing her life into two suitcases for a teaching gig in South Korea. Seoul was her home base for two years of wanderlusting throughout six countries in Asia. In 2011, Marissa swapped teaching for travel writing and now calls Southern California home.

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