Madeline Island Wilderness Preserve

  • Museum/Historical Sites
  • Classes/Workshops
  • Community Organizations
  • Hiking
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Berry-Picking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Biking
  • Walking Tours
Hours:
Year-round depending on conditions.

About Us

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 read more
  • About

    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.

  • Media

  • Member Events

    Wednesday Jul 25, 2018
    Ms Christenson will discuss how Lake Superior affects our climate and weather patterns, and will share information on how NOAA forecasts waves on Lake Superior. ...read more
    Wednesday Aug 1, 2018
    We often see goldenrods only as tall yellow-flowering plants appearing on roadsides & in fields of late summer. We seldom stop to take a close look. ...read more
    Wednesday Aug 15, 2018
    Lake Superior, home to a diverse ecosystem: learn about Lake Superior’s fisheries and food web, as well as future threats from invasive species like Asian Carp. ...read more
    Wednesday Aug 22, 2018
    Conifers are iconic members of the Northwood's & boreal forests: learn all about them! Ms. Johnson will have us touch, taste and smell conifers. ...read more
    Wednesday Aug 29, 2018
    Mr. Clark will discuss what are the causes of the past, present and predicted near-term future of Lake Superior Water levels. ...read more
    Saturday Sep 1, 2018
    Join us as we explore and hike the rustic trails of Madeline Island. MIWP members will guide the hike. ...read more
  • Directions

    Please see our website for maps/directions to our trails.