The Ice Road from Bayfield, Wisconsin to Madeline Island and Back
In northern Wisconsin you can find the peaceful little town of Bayfield, Wisconsin. It sits along the shore of Lake Superior and Madeline Island can be seen from the shore of the town.
Some winters when it gets really cold out the lake freezes over so well that you can drive across it to Madeline Island. In the summer you need to take a boat over to the island so when the road freezes over hard enough to drive it is a real treat.
The winter of 2021 had temperatures so cold that the ice froze between the island and the mainland making the drive possible. This does not happen every year so when it does it is very special.
My husband and I decided to drive the road from Bayfield to Madeline Island and back. As we drove to the dock a car was ahead of us and when the came up to the lake they decided to turn around and go back. This was a little unnerving for us since the guy in front of us would not drive the ice road we thought maybe we shouldn't either.
Bayfield Wisconsin Rentals
240 Wilson Ave
Bayfield WI 54818
P: (715 209-5753
Things To Do in Bayfield
Kayaking and Canoeing