Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve
- Museum/Historical Sites
- Community Organizations
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Walking Tours
The Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the protection and preservation of natural areas on Madeline Island for everyone's enjoyment.
The Preserve holds more than 2600 acres of forest, wetlands and trails on Madeline Island that provide plant and wildlife habitat and contribute to the natural beauty of the Island.
The nature preserve lands are open to the public for hiking, berry-picking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and hunting. Please take advantage of these very special places when you are on the island! For more information about preserve lands and trails go to our website.
The MIWP is committed to education and advocacy. Each summer we sponsor free field trips and evening programs, open to both youth and adults, featuring the natural history of the Apostle Islands area, and highlighting issues important to the area's protection and preservation. For our event schedule go to our website. We also underwrite education and preservation projects on Madeline Island.
Just for fun, each year we select an important environmental issue as the theme for our entry in the Madeline Island 4th of July parade, often winning one of the coveted trophies awarded to exceptional parade entries! See our website for information about our parade entries.
Member EventsSaturday May 26, 2018A hike for beginners and experts alike, you never know what we are going to see or hear! Bring binoculars and wear good waterproof footgear. ...read moreSaturday May 26, 2018A few “dimples” of Earth’s surface hold a large fraction of the planet’s liquid fresh water. Reception & talk by Dr. Robert Sterner, Large Lakes Observatory. ...read more
Please see our website for maps/directions to our trails.