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 EventsWednesday Jul 8, 2020Ticks, where to find them, how to identify the types of ticks, and what diseases they could share with you. ...read moreWednesday Jul 22, 2020Learn about Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory counting, banding and educating about migratory birds in one of the largest flyways in North America. ...read moreWednesday Jul 29, 2020Learn more about the common loon: their calls, ecology, behavior, habitat, threats, the impacts of climate change and other fascinating loon facts. ...read moreWednesday Aug 5, 2020Get to know the birds of the Chequamegon Bay region, how their populations are faring, and why many consider this among the best birding areas in the state. ...read moreWednesday Aug 12, 2020Come learn about the estuaries along the south shore of Lake Superior, some of the most productive ecosystems in the lake. ...read moreWednesday Aug 19, 2020An update on the current high water conditions, the processes behind water level changes and coastal erosion, and some of the options for coastal land owners. ...read moreWednesday Aug 26, 2020How the MIFL is dealing with climate change, lake levels, wind, weather and sustainability for the future. ...read more
Please see our website for maps/directions to our trails.