Quick! Check out Lake Superior’s ice caves [PHOTOS]

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For the first time in years, Lake Superior has frozen over — and it’s stunning.

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…

Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: Marcia Sawyer/Travel Wisconsin)
Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: Marcia Sawyer/Travel Wisconsin)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Ice Caves of Wildcat Mountain State Park (Image: RJ & Linda Miller/Travel Wisconsin)
Ice Caves of Wildcat Mountain State Park (Image: RJ & Linda Miller/Travel Wisconsin)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: Philip G. Olson/Travel Wisconsin)
Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: Philip G. Olson/Travel Wisconsin)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Lake Superior Ice Caves (Image: bjorn.watland used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license)
Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: Travel Wisconsin)
Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: Travel Wisconsin)
Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: RJ & Linda Miller/Travel Wisconsin)
Ice Caves of the Apostle Islands (Image: RJ & Linda Miller/Travel Wisconsin)

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

Quick! Check out Lake Superior’s ice caves [PHOTOS] was last modified: June 26th, 2019 by Marissa Willman
Author: Marissa Willman (786 posts)

Marissa 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.