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Eh? Caves of wonder on Apostle Islands

For the first time since 2009, park officials at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore say ice conditions on Lake Superior now allow over-ice travel to the park's mainland sea caves. In a news release Wednesday, park officials said lower-than-normal...

For the first time since 2009, park officials at Apostle Islands National Lakeshore say ice conditions on Lake Superior now allow over-ice travel to the park's mainland sea caves. In a news release Wednesday, park officials said lower-than-normal temperatures have created an early freeze up of the waters around the Apostle Islands this year. That includes the area along the mainland coast featuring some of the most spectacular cliffs and sea caves found on the Great Lakes.

For current ice conditions, call the 24-hour "Apostle Islands Ice Line" at (715) 779-3397, ext. 3. The sea caves can be reached from the end of Meyers Road, 18 miles west of Bayfield off State Highway 13. There is a $3 daily fee for parking at Meyers Road.

Thousands of visitors walk, ski or snowshoe to explore the caves when ice conditions allow. Snowmobiles, ATVs and motorized vehicles are not allowed on the ice near the mainland sea caves.

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